Joe NobodyJoe Nobody (pen name for the author who wishes to keep his identity confidential) has provided systems, consulting and training for the U.S. Army, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Naval Research, United States Border Patrol as well as several private firms and government agencies which cannot be disclosed. He is currently active in this
HOLDING THEIR OWN III: PEDESTALS OF ASH
Book three in Joe Nobody’s popular series continues the saga of Bishop and Terri, as their post-apocalyptic world attempts to recover. Caught up in a power struggle to lead the recovery, the young couple are drawn away from their West Texas retreat and must use all of their skills to survive. The year is 2015 and the government of the United States has all but ceased to exist. The military controls some of the larger cities, but its loyalties are divided between the President of the United States and a new, growing organization called The Independents. The Holding Their Own series, by bestselling author Joe Nobody, follows the adventures of a young couple as they survive in a world where anarchy prevails and society struggles to establish rule of law. In Pedestals of Ash, the third book in the series, Bishop and Terri are pulled away from their secluded retreat and thrust into the power struggle to rule.
"Holding Their Own III: Pedestals of Ash has amounted to the very best of Joe Nobody's HTO series. The series seems To evolve with each new book, and HTO3 is no exception. The first of the series focuses the most closely on Bishop and Terri, their "escape" from society's collapse forming the plot line and indulging in the development of the central characters. The everlasting process of survival and security is their largest problem, and the reader gets a feel for the dynamics of their tight-knit relationship. The second HTO is where the reader starts to see the author intends to take the story further than most disaster/survival tales and introduces the bigger players (Independents, Feds, Alpha conflict, importance of Meraton).
However HTO2 just sets the stage for HTO3, which ups the ante on the scale of battles and delivers on the anticipation built up in its prequel. Bishop's role takes on an importance of national scale, Terri's character sees an independence not before shown while she's in Bishop's absence, and the big players finally meet in an epic struggle that had me hooked beginning to end. JN delves pretty deep into the warriors mindset in his third novel, trying to justify the enormous amount of blood some characters spill for "their side."
All in all, it would be a huge mistake to have read the first two HTOs and not read this one. If you haven't read the first two, I'd certainly recommend you do before reading this one.
Good work, Joe. I look forward to HTO4!"
- Amazon Review