By John Birmingham
March 14, 2003, used to be the day the realm replaced perpetually. A wave of strength slammed into North the US and devastated the continent. The U.S. army, poised to invade Baghdad, used to be left with no commander in leader. worldwide order spiraled into chaos. Now, 3 years later, a skeleton U.S. govt based in Seattle directs the reconstruction of a whole nation—and the conflict for brand new York urban has begun.
Pirates and overseas militias are swarming the East Coast, taking every little thing they could. The president involves the Declared defense sector of latest York and infrequently survives the stopover at. The enemy—whoever they are—controls Manhattan’s concrete canyons and the deserted flatlands of ny. The U.S. army, suffering from sketchy communications and a scarcity of offers, is mired in a nightmare of city combat.
Caught up within the violence is a Polish-born sergeant who watches the carnage during the eyes of an highbrow and with the guts of a warrior. smugglers, the highborn girl Julianne Balwyn and her brawny companion Rhino, look for a treasure whose key lies within an top East facet new york condominium. millions of miles away, a rogue normal leads the secession of Texas and a brutal crusade opposed to immigrants, whereas Miguel Pieraro, a Mexican-born rancher, fights again. And in England, a U.S. specified ops agent is termed right into a violent shadow warfare opposed to an enemy that has come after her and her family.
The president is a stranger to the army approach, yet now this mild-mannered urban engineer from the Pacific Northwest must make a soldier’s selection. With manhattan clutched within the grip of hundreds of thousands of seriously armed predators, is an all-out assault at the urban the one approach to retailer it?
From the geopolitics of post-American dominance to the fallout of Israel’s nuclear strike, After the USA provides a gripping, clever, and harrowing chronicle of an international within the maw of chaos—and lives lived within the harmful sunrise of an odd new future.
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