Book Review: High Treason by: Samuel Oakes

Rating: 3/5

Publisher: Horizon Books

Publish Date: October 1, 2011

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: Trade Paperback

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: Two men, two betrayals. Is there redemption for both?

The future is here for a bankrupt nation gripped in the throes of the plague, and the corrupt government is in charge of the vaccine. Young Amishman Enos Yoder faces the greatest crisis of his life when his father refuses to accept the compromises the Bishop has made, and his mother lies on her deathbed. Will the family survive, or will they all be consumed by his father's stubbornness?

Regina Owens, the liberal minister in town, is having her normal world rocked to the core by what is happening. She watches a woman fleeing the helping hand of the government, and wonders why a man would lift his own hand against what is most precious in life. And who is blowing up the government buildings?

Trouble seems to never stop, as it ever moves closer. Will Enos recover from the brutal shock when his girlfriend is taken from him? Will his faith, backed by five hundred years of teaching against violence, survive the hate rising in his heart?

A story of love, of bitterness, and of treason, rising up in the heart of a man and in the highest corridors of the government.

Review: High Treason is an interesting book, but I didn't really feel connected to the characters. The premise and meaning of the story was good, but I'm not sure I am a big fan of the execution of it. Overall, a nice book and a good effort. I hope to see more of Mr. Oakes' work in the future.

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