It all started simply enough with a party in a nice neighborhood in Maricopa County Arizona. There were drugs at the party and the police were called which resulted in a homicide. 48 hours later the case is closed but newspaper reporter Dianna Holmes is suspicious of a cover up. She asks her former college professor Jack McGlamary for help, not realizing that he knows more than he is letting on.
The shooting is just the tip of the iceberg. As Dianna and Jack probe deeper into the story, they find evidence of corruption which is connected to the state and county governments. A Chinese billionaire named Sang Wu has funded a project to help Arizona’s economy by housing all the baby-boomer retirees in prison camps. The prisoners are given the task to take care of the elderly and given better living conditions in return. It seems like a good idea to take care of Arizona’s aging population but Sang Wu has a secret agenda to euthanize people to avoid a global economic collapse. Can Jack and Dianna expose the conspiracy before its to late.
Boomers! The Final Solution by Daniel Horne is one complex read. There is a lot going on in this book and its interesting to see how it’s all tied together. My first thought about how to describe this book is that it’s a complex spider web that traps you and keeps you hooked until the end. I liked how taking care of Baby boomers is handled in the book since this is a problem that the world will have to deal with as our population gets older. But this book gets into other subjects as well.
Make no mistake about it Boomers! is a fascinating read. I think you could have separated some of the story lines here and made a trilogy out of it. This book is one part political thriller, one part social commentary and one part human drama. If you’re looking for light reading material, you’re not going to like this book. There were points in the book where I felt like I wasn’t smart enough to be reading it. Mr. Horne gets heavy into economics and politics and at points I found myself getting a little overwhelmed. This book doesn’t talk down to its readers but there is a lot going on here. It starts out giving you a lot of information to digest and then gets into more action as it moves along.
Despite feeling like there was way to much information to take in while reading this book, I still thought it was a good read. I liked the concepts brought up in this book. I enjoyed hearing Jack McGlamary’s thoughts on how society was getting worse, Sang Wu made a good villain and I liked all the scenes that take place in the prison. Daniel Horne presents some interesting ideas in this book and gives you a good story to go along with it. If you enjoy books that make you think hard about the world you live in then give Boomers! a try.