By John Birmingham
March 14, 2003, was once the day the realm replaced endlessly. A wave of power slammed into North the USA and devastated the continent. The U.S. army, poised to invade Baghdad, was once left and not using a commander in leader. worldwide order spiraled into chaos. Now, 3 years later, a skeleton U.S. executive founded in Seattle directs the reconstruction of a whole nation—and the conflict for brand spanking new York urban has begun.
Pirates and overseas militias are swarming the East Coast, taking every thing they could. The president involves the Declared defense region of recent York and infrequently survives the stopover at. The enemy—whoever they are—controls Manhattan’s concrete canyons and the deserted flatlands of new york. The U.S. army, being affected by sketchy communications and an absence of provides, is mired in a nightmare of city combat.
Caught up within the violence is a Polish-born sergeant who watches the carnage throughout the eyes of an highbrow and with the guts of a warrior. smugglers, the highborn woman Julianne Balwyn and her brawny accomplice Rhino, look for a treasure whose key lies within an top East part ny condominium. hundreds of thousands of miles away, a rogue common 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. detailed ops agent is named right into a violent shadow battle opposed to an enemy that has come after her and her family.
The president is a stranger to the army attitude, yet now this mild-mannered urban engineer from the Pacific Northwest must make a soldier’s selection. With long island clutched within the grip of hundreds of thousands of seriously armed predators, is an all-out assault at the urban the one technique to retailer it?
From the geopolitics of post-American dominance to the fallout of Israel’s nuclear strike, After the United States provides a gripping, clever, and harrowing chronicle of a global within the maw of chaos—and lives lived within the harmful sunrise of an odd new future.
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The way he slowly raised his machine pistol was a taunt. Marlowe didn't hesitate— and found it surprisingly easy. The bullet took the spook cleanly between the eyes. Blood and brains spattered Christine's body as he fell back on top of her. The other two twitched but didn't follow through. Marlowe must have struck them as considerably more determined than he felt. " There were no more takers. Carmila had lowered the strangled spook to the ground and was slipping the noose out of the deep fold that it had cut into his neck.
Carmila rolled over and shook her head. "I try to eat as little as possible. " "Marlowe, why don't you go to the kitchen. Just ask and it will do what it can. " "You keep the whole place on-line, even when you're not here. " "Yes, but we can afford it. " "You go up the marble stairs, along the kinetic tunnel, make a right, down the corridor and second left. " The kitchen was larger than Marlowe's apartment and more than a little intimidating. With its gleaming chrome, steel, and black glass, it looked more suited to surgical procedure or space battle than to the preparation of food.
Vampires were coming out from all over. There were a lot of them. Lit from behind by headlamps, the leaders cast long, dramatic shadows. Marlowe didn't even bother to fire. It was now just a matter of how many he got before they got him. Vampire vengeance contained a good measure of Russian roulette. Marlowe thought about shooting himself, but he just couldn't do it. Suddenly, there was a scream of tires from one of the exits. It was the Buick, running backward at high speed. It broke through the line of vampires, scattering them left and right, and screamed up beside Marlowe.