The story is set in the near future of a terrifying post-apocalyptic Michigan where a power struggle between two city-states looms. Caught up in the growing hostilities, Olivia Zdanowicz is a fearsome and highly motivated woman armed with her wit, willpower, and a .338 Lapua Magnum. Olivia is more than willing to secure her place in the world using any means necessary.
Savage State boldly addresses realities that many are reluctant to acknowledge, thus painting a less-than-ideal picture of human nature. Yet despite the sometimes horrific action, there’s also the promise of a new and better tomorrow, a tomorrow that often exists in spite of the eventualities of his characters’ situation.
As you’d expect given Wayner’s knowledge of precision rifle shooting and competition, the book features the accurate depiction of guns and their manufacture. Readers will find familiar weapons and cartridges in use by his characters, often as a parallel and defining trait of the individuals themselves. Gun culture and ownership are key factors of the plot, and their use and trade feature prominently in the primary conflicts.
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