Set post Trump (though the author won’t use his name), this is ploddingly contrived dross. This is not a deep and convincing evocation of a near apocalypse - it’s full of quips, idiots and over the top theatrics. This is not done with total conviction and has no redeemable qualities or constant level of tension. The disturbing nature of what is happening doesn’t seem to register on anyone nor does the impending doom or catastrophic consequences caused by the POTUS’ decisions.
The characters are gutter punks, who are insufferably smug with arbitrary malevolence and no ethical positions.
“You know we can’t walk back from it.”
“There’s no take-backs on this.”
“Designed to create perceived value.”