Beware, Big Brother is watching and in Tracy Lawson’s Revolt, Big Brother is personified by Madalyn Davies, Director of the OCSD, the Government organisation set up to control terrorism within America. But, as the saying goes, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Davies has used her position to further her own personal power goals and the big project – to ultimately link all citizens of the United States to the OCSD network is progressing well, with the initial target being the linking, watching and total control of the nation’s children. Fortunately, there is a resistance movement and with a number of the resistance high up in the OCSD office as well as a sympathetic ear in the White House and Congress, all is not lost for the resistance and for freedom. Problems also exist within the resistance though, with mistrust of loyalties and of motives running high. Put all this together and you have an explosive recipe for excitement.
I understand this is the third book in a series focusing on the OCSD and the Resistance’s fight against the loss of the citizen’s freedoms at the expense of some “possible” terrorist threat. I liked that this book, Revolt, was able to be read as a stand-alone story, but it definitely piqued my interest to discover how the current situation had developed. The writing by Lawson is crisp and clean and the characters easy to identify with. The parallels between the situations described in the book and current day events were not lost on this reader and that just made the read more interesting and exciting. There is plenty of action for fans of a fast pace, but Lawson also allows time to draw believable and real characters. If you love action adventure that borders on today’s reality, I have no doubt you will enjoy Revolt by Tracy Lawson.