Of Ashes and Dust- Ron Roman
At the time of the Millennium, three people struggle for survival in a small New Hampshire town as the world spins into chaos, not realizing that each harbors secrets that will eventually pit them against one another. The story evolves from the U.S. Government’s earlier two classified secret projects during the Vietnam War (the USAF’s revelation about UFOs and Project Sixty-Seven). Of Ashes and Dust is a no-punches-pulled apocalyptic tale of mesmerizing intrigue and gut-retching survival told as an alternate-history thriller during the Last Days of a global Armageddon, culminating in a totally unexpected and explosive ending.
My review: Written by an author with a strong military background, Of Ashes and Dust is a complex alternate-history story that dives into government secrets and the dangers humankind is facing. This thriller, aside from being packed with intrigue and plot twists, also shows the difficulties that veterans must deal with while trying to adjust to a simple life. The characters are diverse and multicultural, and despite being part of a harsh story, they are not flat and emotionless. Highly recommended for readers with a military background, veterans, their families, and fans of dystopian literature.
Digital reading copy provided by the Independent Publishers Group @ Net Galley
Publisher: Addison & Highsmith (November 22, 2022)
Hardcover: 294 pages