Tribes (Joshua Book 3)
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The United States has suffered a complete economic collapse. Now a group of friends and neighbors must fight to survive as the delicate fabric that holds society together begins to unravel.
Tribes is the prequel to John S. Wilson’s best-selling novels Joshua and Traveler. This third installment features an all new group of characters but is set in that same terrifying universe.
Excerpt - July became August as they watched the world crumble before their eyes. The radio, their last link to the outside, quickly became satire as the bad news constantly played between the canned government announcements declaring that everything would be fine.
From their houses on the hillside they could track the demise as the fires from the riots came closer every night. The distant shouts of the mobs and the scream of sirens became the soundtrack of their lives.
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out so well. Tom resolved that if they could just get out of this with their lives they could count themselves lucky. The one kept talking for the whole bunch, “Give me that watch!” he said while pointing his screwdriver at William Pyle. William handed over his watch and then the leader told the three of them, “Give me those rings too!” The three men stood silent and petrified until Red said, “Please don’t take my ring. It’s all I’ve got to remember my wife.” The one in charge walked up to
quite a lot. That, along with the rest of their neighbors’ remaining stores, assured that no one in the community would have to worry about their next meal for over a year. Treating the water and cooking were two related problems and it would require the entire community to work together to stretch those provisions as far as they could. Several homes had gas grills and were using them for their private needs but there was a lot of waste involved. Tom suggested that from now on only one grill
“It’ll be okay baby, it’ll be okay.” Denise bent down and examined her friend briefly before she stood up with tears in her eyes. She didn’t say a word, she didn’t have to, Tom knew their neighbor was dead. Tom approached this couple he had known for three years now. He didn’t want to look but knew he had to. Tony was still holding his wife. She appeared to be sleeping except for a small bullet hole in her forehead, just above her left eyebrow, a thin rivulet of blood dripped down into her eye.
and the morning continued growing old, but the police still did not come. After eleven hours, they grew tired of it all. When midday arrived, they all sat there and watched David Lohan slowly approach from his house on the closed end of the cul-de-sac. As he got close, David addressed Biermann and never once looked at anyone else. “Jim, I don’t think the police are coming. Have you decided what you want to do about this?” Jim Biermann must have spent most of the night considering the dilemma as
go. We don’t want trouble.” Slowly, the crowd continued to spread out, coming ever closer to the walls. Tom knew he would have to do something soon or they would be overrun. That would leave his group with only one real option: killing them. The former businessman continued in a respectful tone. “We could help you. We’re not afraid of work. We have nowhere to go.” Tom could only say, “I’m sorry. Please go.” Without warning, a scrawny teenage boy made a mad dash across the open ground between