His mind had been torn apart and patched back together in a misshapen approximation of reality.

Brian Parker


Publisher’s Synopsis:
America, as we know it, is gone.

The survivors are being hunted. Foreign troops search daily for Sidney Bannister and her new family, systematically eliminating their means of survival. She’s gone on the offensive, but will her initiative bring further pain and suffering to the family?

Lieutenant Jake Murphy’s mission to Washington, DC, hit a major snag when they discovered that the nation’s capital was completely overrun and inaccessible. Will New York City hold the answers they seek or was their trip across country all in vain?

The remnants of the US Army, trapped at Fort Bliss, are desperate for answers as unknown forces intercept their communications, further isolating them from the fragmented government. Nearly a year after the rise of the infected, a road-weary traveler finally makes it back to the States with information that will change everything. Just how far is America’s military willing to go for revenge?

Follow the action as the Sidney’s Way storyline from the Five Roads to Texas series draws to an end.

Point of view:
3rd person. Multiple perspectives.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
These books are not stand alone. They build off events in previous books in the Five Roads to Texas series. This review will contain spoilers to earlier books.

Another great addition to the series. Jake, Grady and team are in New York to connect with the scientists to see if Grady holds the key to a cure or vaccine. Navigating New York turns out to be more hostile then they imagined.

Simultaneously Sydney, Vern, Mark and the rest of that found family have lost the safety of the farm and are now working to create a new haven. Plus, they’re determined to do their part in eliminating enemies of any form.

The infected pose less of a threat than humans that continue to turn on each other in new and surprising ways. Lots of suspense and action in this book, but I also love the strong friendships forged.

Like the others, this is a complete and enjoyable book – but the series has more to come. I’m all caught up and looking forward to what comes next.

Andrew B Wehrlen does a great job again. So happy to have him as the voice of this series.

About the author:
A veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Brian Parker retired from the US Army after 25 years of service in 2020. Brian enjoys hiking, obstacle course racing, writing, and Texas Longhorns football. He’s an unashamed Star Wars fan, but prefers to disregard the entire Episode I and II debacle…and the newer Episode VIII disaster.

Brian is both traditionally and self-published with an ever-growing collection of works across multiple genres, including sci-fi, post-apocalyptic/dystopian, horror, paranormal thriller, military fiction, self-publishing how-to and even a children’s picture book–Zombie in the Basement, which he wrote to help children overcome the perceived stigma of being different than others.

You can connect with Brian Parker here:

About the narrator:
With a strong, friendly and confident voice, Andy will tell you a story in a conversational way that seems like you’re hearing it from a friend you trust.

​Specializing in sci-fi, thrillers, horror,  post-apocalyptic and genre specific.

You can connect with Andrew B. Wehrlen here:

My Favorite Quotes

Harper was a cowboy who thought the infected were scared of him or something. The only thing he was good for would be getting everyone in Jake’s little Army group killed. – Reciprocity by Brian Parker #Audiobook narrated by Andrew B. Wehrlen #Zombies #FiveRoadsToTexas #Thriller #Suspense #KindleUnlimited

He closed his eyes and let himself slip into the welcoming blackness. – Reciprocity by Brian Parker #Audiobook narrated by Andrew B. Wehrlen #Zombies #FiveRoadsToTexas #Thriller #Suspense #KindleUnlimited

His mind had been torn apart and patched back together in a misshapen approximation of reality. – Reciprocity by Brian Parker #Audiobook narrated by Andrew B. Wehrlen #Zombies #FiveRoadsToTexas #Thriller #Suspense #KindleUnlimited

I’m making this all up as I go and I don’t think very well on an empty stomach. – Reciprocity by Brian Parker #Audiobook narrated by Andrew B. Wehrlen #Zombies #FiveRoadsToTexas #Thriller #Suspense #KindleUnlimited

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