Sunday, July 26, 2015

Book Spotlight: Buck Out by Ken Benton

Buck Out
by Ken Benton

Paperback: 370 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 25, 2015)

Kindle Edition

File Size: 462 KB
Print Length: 370 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: June 23, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

About the book:

Malcolm Carter and Ryan Boone, two New York City friends whose lives have been dominated by the financial markets, are about to exchange their charts and reports for guns and survival supplies--but not because they want to. When China and Japan decide it's time to dump U.S. Treasury Bonds, an economic nightmare plays out in America. The Federal Reserve watches helplessly as the dollar is decimated and the resulting food shortage spreads lawlessness across the land like a virus. 

Malcolm is a successful day trader who always needs to make one more score before he'll listen to Ryan and diversify some of his assets into real estate or gold. He figures an impressively-larger bank account might be the only way he can lure his Secret Service agent ex-wife back. Malcolm finally hits it big by aggressively shorting bonds when the market crashes, but waits too long to invest in tangibles. All that newfound money suddenly won't by him a bar of gold, a pint of beer, or a minute of Hannah's attention--especially when she's in the field chasing down a former counterfeiting gang. 

As luck would have it, Ryan turns out to be a closet doomsday prepper. The two of them attempt to escape the chaotic Big Apple and reach Ryan's land in West Virginia, supplied only by the contents of Ryan's bug-out bag. But it's not going to be an easy journey. Traveling has become difficult and dangerous. Malcolm learns he must redirect the same tenacity which helped him beat the markets towards staying alive on the road ...and, hopefully, finding Hannah.

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About the author: 

Ken Benton appears to be your run-of-the-mill city slicker at first glance, blissfully playing with his iPhone at the bar of the local barbeque joint while sipping on craft-brewed IPA. But he has a secret passion: doomsday survival prepping. And if you ever snuck up behind him to see what he was reading, it would likely be one of those apocalyptic-survival stories set after the collapse of modern society. Yes, he’s one of those nuts. But someday soon, Ken believes, those nuts may become the new upper class in society. Until then, we’ll just have to make do with story-telling. And preparing. Cheers.


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