John Ringo has absolutely no problem depicting strong women. I enjoy his military scifi and was not overly surprised to discover I enjoyed his zombie dominated Black Tide Rising series. I started the series on the second book, To Sail Darkling Sea . This book takes up the story and once again the Wolf family is featured. Faith, Shewolf and Sophia, Seawolf are butt kicking once more. Faith is flat out crazy but I'm going out on a limb here and say that I have met many 13 year old girls who scared me more than the same age boy. (My guidance counselor experience is wide and varied.) Wolf Squadron, a family dominated militia type of navy that is attempting to rescue survivors and eventually re-take the world continues to grow and strive.
Ringo never fails to provide an orgy of action! He wallows in the nitty gritty of providing reading thrills, gruesome and somewhat realistic. This book also approaches the problem of rebuilding an infrastructure in able to rescue the survivors of the zombie apocalypse.
One of the things Ringo also seems to infuse in his books are warrior characters who bring honor and ethics to often intolerable situations. His heroes are heroic!
I recommend the book.
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