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Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite
Diomede is the second book in the Subversion Saga by Joshua Linscott and a runaway success in the political thriller genre. Martial law has been declared in the US, now at war with Canada. The political atmosphere is tense, and it is against this backdrop that Eli Reznor and Jessica Nelson are engaged in a game of survival, where security is nonexistent. But can they survive the devastating effects of war and usher their loved ones into a new era where equality, justice, and the pursuit of peace become values that rule in the hearts of men? It is easy to imagine, even to devise lofty schemes for survival and transforming human society, but Eli and Jessica have to do more than that for they face the worst form of opposition.
I haven’t read the first book in this saga, but Diomede endeared me to the author of this series. The characters are exceptionally good and the author explores the human spirit and what humanity is capable of in a world that is fast falling apart. This is a tale of survival, of grit and hope, with a setting that reflects what bad governance can do. Themes of politics, war, family, and friendship are deftly handled, but it is the way the author explores the strength of the human spirit and the idea of adapting to change that caught my attention. Joshua Linscott has a unique way of writing and the originality and unpredictability in the plot make for an engrossing read. I loved the well-sculpted characters, the plot twists, and the deftly handled themes.