Rise the Dark by Michael Koryta
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Parts of this action thriller hit to close to home. A domestic terrorist group is planning to take out a huge electrical plant that would make the northwest cities go dark. In doing so, they infiltrate dozens of online crazy groups (you know, the ALT-RIGHT ones), and feed on their ignorance to stir everyone up. And, um, it works.
In the meantime, Mark Novak is after the murderer of his wife, and ends up twisted into his family history in the mountains of Wyoming and Montana. The crazies are out in full force in this novel, but, whoa, it hits home after reading the "news" this morning. It's all about the message, folks, and the spindoctors who put it out there. I really enjoyed this and stayed up way too late to finish it--that's the sign of a good novel!
View all my reviews