Directive 51 - Daybreak, Bk 1 Author:John Barnes The first book in a new post-apocalyptic trilogy from "a master of the genre" — Heather O'Grainne is the Assistant Secretary in the Office of Future Threat Assessment, investigating rumors surrounding something called "Daybreak." The group is diverse and radical, and its members have only one thing in common-their ... more »hatred for the "Big System" and their desire to take it down.
Now, seemingly random events simultaneously occurring around the world are in fact connected as part of Daybreak's plan to destroy modern civilization -- a plan that will eliminate America's top government personnel, leaving the nation no choice but to implement its emergency contingency program... Directive 51.« less
This is my first time reading John Barnes. While I found this to be a good read, I would mark that it is more fiction then science fiction. The story itself was good, but not really what i was expecting from a "Master of the Genre"
Some of the reasons I gave this book 3 stars were:
There seemed to be some characters that were introduced and built up but did not come back into the story.
The "science" fiction parts of the book were few and far between.
Found there to be gaps in the storyline where a sub-plot was started then dropped without any resolution.
I am still going to read the next book in the trilogy in hopes that the story picks up.