A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse

Book - 2013
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In the latest survivalist thriller from founder of survivalblog.com and New York Times bestselling author James Wesley, Rawles, two expat families struggle for their very survival in the midst of a global economic collapse.

When the United States suffers a major socioeconomic collapse, a power vacuum sweeps the globe. A newly radicalized Islamic government rises to power in Indonesia, invades the Philippines, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, and finally northern Australia. No longer protected by American military interests, Australia must repel an invasion alone.

In the thick of these political maneuvers, an American family of missionaries living in the Philippines and a Texan petroleum engineer in Australia must face the fear of being strangers in a world in flux. Are their relatives back home healthy and safe? Will they ever see them again?

In its depiction of the authentic survivalist skills and techniques needed to survive a global socioeconomic meltdown, Expatriates is as informative as it is suspense-filled.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, [2013]
ISBN: 9780525953906
Branch Call Number: F RAWLES
FICTION Rawles 2013
Characteristics: xiii, 303 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Expatriates


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LRS1969 Jun 05, 2015

Even worse than previous books!

It is: Anti (liberal) government, anti (somehow subverted military), anti UN, and homophobic! Anti anything not ultra rightwing and ultra fundamentalist.

The Library Journal review raised the some excellent points as to what all made this book so terrible.

This is not just Armageddon Porn, but excessive Gun Porn (how many details of weaponry specifics are really needed?), and it is just loaded with myth after myth after major myth of the fundamentalist Christian Right Wing!

Obviously the author does NOTunderstands that a "crunch" (conveniently unexplained, but presumed economic meltdown) that is big enough to tumble the United States this completely will do the same WORLDWIDE! That's just the way that the international financial setup works.... it is ALL interconnected (but why let facts interfere with a point, no matter how fictitious and silly, that Liberal equals Evil).

As disturbing was the intimate involvement with the violence and killings done by self-proclaimed "Christian" fundamentalists. (That is the TRUE evil!).

Obviously more oriented towards worshippers of the Hebrew Bible's "YHWH" versus that of Yeshua (Jesus).

Plus much of his tactical, survival, living-off-grid advice is just plain wrong in real world scenarios!

Pretty much something that I could not recommend in good conscience.


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