Alone in the Ashes - Ashes, Bk 5 Author:William W. Johnstone The Great War of '88 was a nuclear nightmare. America was shattered and only one man - Ben Raines, the famed soldier and survival expert -- had the knowledge and the guts to build a new society out of the ashes of this once proud land. But now he can no longer stay with his rebel forces. They depend upon him too much, and Raines does not wish to... more » be a God among men. In this hellish new world, however, there are devils among men... and Raines soon becomes their hunted prey. Living or dying means nothing to these human animals -- they'll kill him for no better reason than to steal the boots off his feet. From Georgia to West Texas, from Colorado to Idaho, Raines desperately tries to stay one step ahead of death, until he discovers that no one - not even Ben Raines -- can survive...« less
The 5th in this series brings a new threat to the survivors and the hero is once again involved with dealing with enemies. The latest enemies are violent outlaws who have gathered groups of "followers" - making prisoners of the peaceful.
The author continues the storyline and reminds a forgetful reader of the previous volumes using reflections of the hero....much easier to read than breaking the flow with flashbacks.
Again, there is violence on a similar level to the previous volumes. Again, I recommend the series to those who enjoy apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic novels.