“Today it is easy to self publish a book, and as such the quality of much of the writing available has waned with anyone who thinks that they are the next Tom Clancy or Steven King being able to sell anything they throw together as a book. RP Ruggiero is the exception that proves the rule. Brushfire Plague is a fast paced novel that is well thought out, with great character development, and a writing style that makes it hard to believe that this is the authors first novel.
Ruggiero’s plot line is absolutely believable and the story has enough action to keep you turning pages without becoming a violence for the sake of violence type of book. Whether you like reading prepper fiction or not this is a fun read that will keep your interest. Brushfire Plague is a true gem, with well developed characters and a rapidly moving and totally believable plotline. Ruggiero has emerged as possibly the best writer in the genre.”
Paul Lathrop, Host/Executive Producer, Politics and Guns Podcast
“I liked the first Brushfire Plague book because it was not the usual super-macho-prepper-takes-on-the-world but a regular guy who was subject to a sudden steep learning curve on what to do when the world decides to go Tango Uniform and as he learns, we (hopefully) learn. Reckoning is fast-paced and leaves you wanting for more. I read it in a 7-hour stretch…”–gunfreezone.net/wordpress
“The first book was written a bit in a movie style. Quick action with little in the way of background. The sequel slows it down and relaxes and doesn’t try to get so much done. I like that, because when I visit an author’s universe, I want to enjoy it. It isn’t a pulp fiction twenty minute Saturday matinee I want, but a trip to another world. I’m glad he chose that direction… If you liked the first Brushfire Plague, you will like the sequel, Reckoning.”–jamesmdakin.blogspot.com
“The cast of characters in this second book were more fully developed and interesting. They played off each other’s weaknesses and strengths, and I found myself rooting out loud for them more than once. I applaud the book for allowing the personalities to ring true and appear human. They were not super-heroes; and lapses in preparedness and decision-making made me identify with them all the more…I liked where this book took me.”—salvationandsurvival.com
“The second book of the trilogy and I was not disappointed. I liked first Brushfire Plague book because it was not the usual super-macho-prepper-takes-on-the-world but a regular guy who was subject to a sudden steep learning curve on what to do when the world decides to go Tango Uniform and as he learns, we (hopefully) learn. Reckoning is fast-paced and leaves you wanting for more. I read it in a 7-hour stretch with the occasional break for those things that shall not be mentioned…and food intake too.”–gunfreezone.net
Interview about the Brushfire Plague series on Poorman Prepper.