Book, Post Apocolyptic

Fourth Quadrant by W Michael Gear

Karen’s Review

This is the second book I’ve read by W Michael Gear, and second of The Wyoming Chronicles series. Dissolution was the first, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

I really liked that this had so much edge-of-the-seat action.

Lauren is the main protagonist. She starts as a mere bank teller and ends up being a hero as she runs supplies between checkpoints. What she endured in a world turned upside down was incredible.

The only thing I disliked was how the story occasionally switched from past to present tense. Then, towards the last chapter it switched view points before going back again. Having said that, it didn’t spoil anything because by that point I was totally sucked in and invested in the story.

If you love post apocalyptic tales as I do, then you’ll love this. It is fast-paced, exciting, shocking, breathtaking, and much more. A great story that I truly recommend.



Lauren Davis is closing on her twenty-first birthday when a cyberattack leads to the collapse of the American banking system. On the advice of her boyfriend, a special forces lieutenant, she is told to flee Colorado Springs and make her way to Tappan Ranch in Wyoming. As the country continues to fall apart, Lauren and Randy Howman, a co-worker at her bank, make their way through the Colorado Rockies.

On the advice of Tiffany Bishop, an old friend in Laramie, Lauren goes to work with an old boyfriend, Mike Vinich, providing FEMA provisions to refugees housed on a ranch outside of Cheyenne. There, she runs supplies to the outposts being established along the Wyoming/ Colorado line—what Governor Agar calls The Fourth Quadrant. When a riot breaks out and Mike is shot, Lauren ends up being called a hero. But fame comes at a great personal cost, and Lauren’s demons are closing in.

Pulled from duty along the Fourth Quadrant, and with Mike in a coma, Lauren learns of a raid on Laramie. There, she is taken hostage along with a busload of school children. With nothing left to lose, and nothing to live for, Lauren is forced to make one last gamble…

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