Meeting with a few of the concerned residents in the
slums, BOLO gains their trust. Led by Jack and his trusty dog Cyrus, the men begin
making reparations, providing heat, running water and food to the residents,
despite the outraged slumlords. Many of the elderly residents are sick and some
children have already died or are close to death due to the appalling
conditions. It is December and with winter upon them, the neighborhood is soon
filled with workmen and deliverymen in an attempt to remedy the squalid
conditions these people have been forced to endure. The next step in the
mission is to hit the slumlords where it hurts the most, but first, BOLO must
figure out exactly how to make them pay.
In COUNTDOWN, the second part of New York Times
bestselling author Fern Michael’s MEN OF THE SISTERHOOD serial, the action
picks up and the men become nearly as devious as their female counterparts. The
gloves are off and the fight is on as the men make reparation and seek justice.
Meanwhile, the personal relationships between the men and their women of the
sisterhood seem to be mending as they take steps to repair their relationships
and become more committed to each other.
Fans of Ms. Michaels’ acclaimed SISTERHOOD series are
sure to love this one. It is a quick read; still, this story will keep you
captivated as BOLO’s well-laid plan is carried out. Although the ending
surprised me, I enjoyed this continuing saga and look forward to reading the
third and final segment, TAKE DOWN, due out September 16th. Before starting this
book, you should also read the first segment entitled UPSIDE DOWN.