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By Chris Babu
“There is power in numbers. There is power in the will of people. And there is power in intelligence. All three are in your favor.”
New America rose from the apocalyptic ashes of deadly superbug Aeru and rampant cyber terrorism. Now, food rations are rapidly shrinking and desperation is growing just as fast among its citizens. The famous Initiation-surviving foursome, Drayden, Charlie, Catrice, and Sidney were barely able to taste the promised fruits of their victory before being ordered by the Bureau to leave New America’s walls. Beginning their expedition in search of deep-cycle windmill batteries and a possible signs of life in Boston, they bravely faced the perils outside to save fledgling civilization from total extinction.
This last assignment brings about events far beyond their goal.
Book three of the Initiation series, THE INSURRECTION (Permuted Press; ISBN: 9781682618837; $21.00; Hardcover; February 2020) challenges everything the pledges once knew about their homeland. After one conversation with Boston’s mayor that leaves the pledges reeling, they are tasked with digesting the harsh truth of New America’s corrupt government. Under compulsory orders, they trek to New America with wounds from their conquered mission; all of their efforts are for uncertain outcome. The home they once knew might not welcome them so warmly. Luckily, with the help of an old friend, they are able to secure the batteries required to survive in New America and even gain insights to the exile of Drayden’s mother. But are the batteries what the Bureau is really after?
“The possibilities were skewed sharply negative. Execution was much more likely than a homecoming party.”
In a final harrowing mission, book three calls the pledges to turn on even their most trusted allies and return authority to the people of New America. And there’s only one way to do so: bring down the Bureau.
“As much as Drayden believed in himself and his fellow citizens, who were they kidding? For unknown reasons, the Guardians had engaged in a rare display of humanity, an unprecedented concern for human lives.”
Brain-powered by his Mathematics degree from M.I.T., Babu presents THE INSURRECTION with the chess-like tactical challenges of war and revolution coupled with his signature fast-paced puzzling adventures. Readers will be immersed in following the strategy behind each mystifying operation while simultaneously empathizing with the team’s unique personal agendas. Most importantly, kids are reminded that they too can accomplish anything they set their minds to – just like Drayden and his friends.
About the Author
Chris Babu is a self-proclaimed science and math nerd who grew up playing soccer and the violin in North Haven, CT. He was a bond trader on Wall Street for nineteen years, and his first novel, The Initiation, was published February 2018 and its sequel, The Expedition, made its debut December 2019. He lives on the east end of Long Island with his wife, daughter, and 130-pound Great Dane, Buddy.
THE INITIATION | Chris Babu | Permuted Press | 2020
ISBN: 9781682618837 | Hard Cover | Price: $21.00 | Hardcover pp