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Publisher's Summary

Twenty years in the future, America perches on the edge of collapse, devastated by drought and dwindling resources. California, now a totalitarian surveillance state controlling the lion's share of the nation's economy, is on the brink of secession. And family man Nathan Fisher finds himself at the heart of a bloody conspiracy that threatens the lives of his loved ones and the future of the country itself. Pursued by Mason Flagg and the sinister Cerberus organization, Nathan and his embattled family - accompanied by tough-as-nails Marine David Quinn - make a desperate run across the blasted wastes of the western United States, seeking sanctuary in Nevada.

Woefully outmanned and outgunned by a cadre of ruthless Russian mercenaries enlisted by Flagg, and closely pursued by the drug cartels that rule the ravaged Southwest, the Fishers need some serious help to survive...but at what price?

©2017 Steven Konkoly. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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One dimensional female character

The female character in this book is a caricature -- she nags, she complains. Full stop. It made the rest of the story unenjoyable because she was so annoying. Painting her as a weak, ball busting stereotype served no plot purpose.

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Hold onto your headphones 2.0!

WOW! The roller coaster ride continues! Awesome follow-up to book 1 & cliffhanger into book 3. Hurry-up with book 3 Mr. Konkoly! I’ll be standing by...

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unworthy followup

similar style, action and pacing to its pretecessor, but very little added by way of story development or creativity. this book was basically one long action scene linking books 1 and 3. you could skip this book and lose nothing by way of character or plot development. I hate it when authors create fluff to sell more books, and that's what happened here.

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Very little happens

Even though the story is action packed and thrilling from beginning to end there is very little progression in the actual story. it's basically listening to 13 hours of hide and seek. Exciting? yes, entertaining? Sure! But just like the game... nothing is actually happening except chasing and running.

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Another cliffhanger ending!

How many novels will be in the Fractured State series? For those that like action and suspense Rouge State provides it. Character development is strong. In this series in the year 2035 California is split to the point of war over water rights, a very realistic concern.

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Nothing more than a Story fragment

Konkoly is a fine writer but like so many other writers these days he seems to have decided to divide his stories into multiple pieces to wring just a little more money out of his readers. This tactic is tolerable when each of the parts of the series is a worthwhile standalone story. Unfortunately that is not the case with Rogue State. Here we have no new plot development, no character development to speak of, nothing that would warrant purchasing this is a standalone novel. Instead, we have a pyrotechnic road trip between the first novel in the series and the third. I might even accept this if the series as a whole were stronger but this is Konkoly's weakest effort ever and so after two fragments, I would counsel "skip the whole thing."

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Good Story

Ok, Ok Nathan wife was getting on my last nerve. I was like shut up and run or listen or someone knock her out. I also feel like the series wasn't over or never finished. We were just let with no ending and that isn't good.

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Another really good but incomplete story….

Steven got me again! I really enjoyed his books but I keep getting caught with these incomplete stories. I didn’t love Fractured State, but I really enjoyed this one, looking forward to WHAT BETTER BE the final book whenever that might happen. Still waiting for the final black flagged book over a year later!

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non stop action

I enjoyed this one as well as the 1st book. quite believable future story.

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Hope there is more

Can’t wait to see what Steven has in store for us next I look forward to the next novel

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no ending!

Waited the whole book, battle after constant battle, to get to some more meat in the story, but it never happened! Key characters were killed off without any real addition to the story. Really disappointing, as Steven Konkoly is such an interesting writer. Especially annoyed as there wasn't a follow on book. Will be reluctant to purchase from this author again.