Book Review: Nation of Enemies by H.A. Raynes

Nation of EnemiesTitle: Nation of Enemies
Author: H.A. Raynes
Genre: Thriller
Age Group: Adult (18+)
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

It’s all about the genetics. DNA. Black & white.

A decade ago the U.S. government mandated that all citizens be issued biochips containing all of their medical information and an ID number indicating a person’s health. Then they made the information public—the implications of which are wide-spread and devastating.

Now on the eve of the 2032 presidential election, the country is deeply divided and on the brink of civil war. But as the two major political parties face off, innocent Americans are dying at the hands of masked terrorists. When the Liberty Party’s presidential nominee is assassinated in a highly-coordinated, masterful attack, it sets off a chain of events that will change the course of history and leave America’s inalienable rights—life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness—dangling on the precipice of extinction.

Nation of Enemies is set in a futuristic environment both hostile and terrifying. The U.S. government mandated all citizens to implant biochips containing their medical information and an ID number…and then they made the information public. Set in 2032 with the country deeply divided, on the brink of a civil war, and with new presidential elections looming, the murder of the Liberty Party’s presidential nominee sets forward a chain of events no one could’ve foreseen.

The concept of citizens whose lives are dictated by their MedID numbers, basically a new kind off caste system, was original and unique and provided an interesting backdrop for this futuristic thriller. The characters are well-developed and three-dimensional, and not everything is black and white. On the one hand stands liberty and on the other security, and unfortunately society can’t live without either of these. The books offers a few different main characters, but Taylor was my favorite. The cast is diverse, and allows the problems to be looked at from different angles.

Highly entertaining with solid writing and an interesting ambiguous view on certain matters, this was an enjoyable book.

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