Book Review: Ankara Fever: Homecomings

  • Author: Brian S. Vinson
  • Copyright Date: 2014
  • Publisher: Left Brain / Right Brain Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1500242114
  • Amazon Link: Ankara Fever: Homecomings
  • Suitable for children? Late teens and older

This is the second installment in the Ankara Fever series, which appears to be scheduled as a trilogy. After reading book two, I’m really looking forward to book three!

The first book– Ankara Fever: Journeys– was about Roger Westover trying to get himself, his new girlfriend, and his son to safety at a bug-out location. In book two– Ankara Fever: Homecomings– we get to see what is happening at the bug-out location. If Roger knew what was going on, he might have just stayed where he was!

I won’t give away spoilers, but book two introduces the rest of the group that has planned to bug-out to DARE Ranch, and it shows some of what can go wrong when you don’t stay current with your planning and don’t follow your procedures. I mean, these people had a nice set up, but just a couple of mistakes can bring all of that down around your ears.

The story is told from several different perspectives and includes a lot of characters, who are trying to work together but who have their own individual goals– just like in the real world. I’m not usually a fan of a lot of characters, as many authors seem to be unable to keep them straight or make them too similar to one another. That’s not so here. Brian Vinson fleshes out characters as individuals– some you’ll really like and some you just won’t want to see hurt. Either way, you’ll care about what happens and may even see something that will help you in your preparations as well.

The epilogue has a great tie-in to book one and leaves you really looking forward to book three. So, if you’re just looking for a good read, looking to learn something about prepping, or maybe just need a good reminder of why we plan for things, I highly recommend Ankara Fever: Homecomings.