Goodreads: Days Since…:Thomas: Day 578 (Almawt Virus #1)

Author: Robert Wilson

Published: 11th April 2019 (Power Shift Publishing, LLC)

Source: Audible Copy from the Author

Rating: 2/5 (It was okay)

Official Summary: “A virus devastated the world and humanity lies in ruin.

Army veteran Thomas Ricard lost everything but his life – and his adopted son, Joseph.

Two years later, Thomas serves The Second Alliance. They bring stability to the region’s survivors. They’re far from perfect. But chaos was worse.

Thomas wants more for himself and his son. Simply surviving isn’t enough.

The opportunity comes when a band of human traffickers encroaches on The Second Alliance’s territory. Thomas must lead the strike team to stop them, but the mission’s loaded with a huge gamble.

If he succeeds, his family’s future is secure. Failure means a swift transfer and losing his son.

Can Thomas win through and protect his family?” – Goodreads

Review: The concept was great, just didn’t really feel any connection to the characters. It felt odd that a person who wasn’t a ‘soldier’ was given a really important mission like this. People’s lives were at stake. An enemy who was causing issues. Given to a guy who hadn’t earned his stripes yet in their new military system.

I could have gotten past that easy enough, but then I just didn’t feel that connection. It felt like you needed more backstory sooner rather than later. For you to get to know the character more, to get to know the real reason behind what he is fighting for. Who he is fighting for.