Durable Impressions is a short introduction to a new and exciting world and to Kat, one of the main characters.
Although Certain Hypothetical (book 1) starts off slowly, it soon picks up and sets the pace for the series.
Each book has an intriguing plot that's well thought out and is a good mix of action, mystery and suspense.
The two main characters are dimensional and they grow and evolve through the series.
The large supporting cast are occasionally hard to keep track of, but the 'returning characters' list at the in the later books reminds you, who's who
Each book wraps up the story lines satisfyingly, leaving the way open for further instalments, but without any great cliffhangers.
Having read books 0.5 to 3, I'm now looking forward to reading book 4, Peripheral Encounters.
I received a copy of Certain Hypothetical free through Goodreads First Reads, and copies of Durable Impressions, Threat Multiplication & Compromised Inside from the author. Thank you, James Litherland
Durable Impressions (Slowpocalypse Short Story, #0.5)
As civilization has slowly crumbled, Katherine Miles has led a life of privilege—but also one of preparation. Now, under the ominous shadow of a society coming apart at the seams, her mettle will be tested for the first time.
Certain Hypothetical (Slowpocalypse, Book 1)
Katherine Miles and David Belue, students at the first Federal University and Research Complex in central Florida, face a new and dangerous reality when the compound is sealed to keep the facilities out of the hands of a secessionist governor. Each will try in their own way to protect the community from threats without and within. That could cost them their lives.
Everything will change. But the moment has been prepared for.
Threat Multiplication (Slowpocalypse, Book 2)
MYSTERIOUS power outages, disrupted communications, and a rash of illness among the guards are only the beginning. Soon FURC Security Chief Anthony Nelson and his small, mostly inexperienced staff are overwhelmed by the hacking of the local network, the contamination of the food supply, and a seemingly impossible murder.
Rookie David Belue is trying to solve one of those mysteries when he comes under investigation himself, because he’s one of the few who had the means and a motive to murder. Which makes Officer Lisa Courdray’s job much more difficult—now she has to prove her own partner innocent while also uncovering a hidden saboteur within the community.
Lt. Katherine Miles can’t help—she’s far from the FURC on a secret mission and unable to contact them with a warning. If she can make it back at all, she’ll be bringing even more trouble along with her.
Compromised Inside (Slowpocalypse, Book 3)
SEALED off from the crumbling civilization outside, the residents of the FURC may be safe from external threats, but their isolation only speeds the spread of a dangerous new infection, even as an upcoming election exposes divisions among them. And the fourteen square mile compound may not be big enough to prevent the pressure from building into violent upheaval.
Illness lays low Security Chief Anthony Nelson when he’s needed the most—as the crisis grows critical, will he jump back into the fray before he’s fully recovered? Lt. Katherine Miles has her own issues, but with Tony out of action, dealing with everyone else’s problems is distracting her from the real danger.
Caroline Sanderson runs in the election hoping to keep the community from falling apart, but she’s unprepared for what her rivals will do to win. Meanwhile, David Belue helps Dr. Amita Harker investigate the virus sweeping the FURC. Will the escalating epidemic eliminate everyone—or will they destroy themselves first?
He’s lived various places and done a number of jobs – he’s been an office worker and done hard manual labor, worked (briefly) in the retail and service sectors, and he’s been an instructor. But through all that, he’s always been a writer.
He's a Christian who tries to walk the walk (and not talk much.)