Book Review: Contact Trace By F.C. Fox


American society and government collapse. A group of oligarchs, known as the Inner Circle, orchestrate a massive depopulation after consolidating all resources under their private control. Can two small groups of survivors come together to secure a future for themselves and their posterity? Find out in FC Fox’s highly anticipated novel, Contact Trace.

It’s always a pleasure when you discover a new author that is not only worth a damn but also shares your common values and is a fellow Texan to boot. (OK he was not Born in Texas but currently resides here!)

Since I am a big believer in not letting a review spoil a book, I will be brief.

Contact Trace is a dystopian techno-thriller wrapped up in a modern cultural cautionary essay.

This is definitely not your run of the mill Post-Apocalyptic novel. In fact I would go as far to say that this is one of those books that by the time you reach the last page you will be asking yourself that age old question: Does life imitate art or is it the other way around?

Be sure and visit and Bookmark F.C. Fox’s Blog Open Air Insane Asylum.


12 Military Novels That Need to be Adapted into Movies or TV Series

12 Military Movies and TV Shows That We Desperately Need Right Now


Off the top of my head I would also add: Outlaw Platoon, Roughneck Nine-One, The Lion’s Gate  and Not a Good Day to Die.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!


In Memoriam: John Le Carré, 1931-2020

John le Carré, author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, dies aged 89

One of the greatest Cold War Espionage writers of our time has left us.

Nobody could touch this man in terms of style and originality.

He practically invented the Cold War Spy Novel in part because he actually served in the British Foreign Service Post WW2.

In Tribute I am going to watch three Film Adaptations that I think do his novel’s justice. Please join me in remembering a true Literary Titan.


The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)


Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy (2011)


The Night Manager (2014)