By John Birmingham
March 14, 2003, used to be the day the area replaced without end. A wave of power slammed into North the USA and devastated the continent. The U.S. army, poised to invade Baghdad, was once left with out a commander in leader. international order spiraled into chaos. Now, 3 years later, a skeleton U.S. govt centered in Seattle directs the reconstruction of a whole nation—and the conflict for brand spanking new York urban has begun.
Pirates and international militias are swarming the East Coast, taking every little thing they could. The president involves the Declared defense region of latest York and infrequently survives the stopover at. The enemy—whoever they are—controls Manhattan’s concrete canyons and the deserted flatlands of big apple. The U.S. army, suffering from 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 center of a warrior. smugglers, the highborn woman Julianne Balwyn and her brawny associate Rhino, look for a treasure whose key lies within an top East facet long island residence. millions of miles away, a rogue basic 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. specific ops agent is named 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 millions of seriously armed predators, is an all-out assault at the urban the single option to retailer it?
From the geopolitics of post-American dominance to the fallout of Israel’s nuclear strike, After the US provides a gripping, clever, and harrowing chronicle of an international within the maw of chaos—and lives lived within the harmful sunrise of a wierd new future.
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Everybody thinks you’re—”She checked herself. ” People surged by them—the usual afternoon crowd. Ignoring them, Anderton pried his wife’s fingers from his arm. “I’m getting out,” he told her. ” “I’m being framed—deliberately and maliciously. This creature is out to get my job. ” Lisa gazed up at him, bewildered. ” Lisa’s dismay turned to disbelief. “I don’t believe it. Darling, all this strain you’ve been under—”Smiling uncertainly, she faltered: “It’s not really credible that Ed Witwer is trying to frame you.
An innocent man is framed by one of those cards. ” “It’s quite possible,” Anderton admitted listlessly. “Maybe the whole system can break down. Sure, you’re not going to commit a murder—and maybe none of them were. Is that why you told Kaplan you wanted to keep yourself outside? Were you hoping to prove the system wrong? ” Another man leaned over, and asked, “Just between the two of us, is there really anything to this plot stuff? ” Anderton sighed. At that point he wasn’t certain, himself. Perhaps he was trapped in a closed, meaningless time-circle with no motive and no beginning.
He pocketed the money and cards, then turned to the neatly-typed message in which they had been enclosed. At first he could make no sense of it. For a long time he studied it, perplexed. The existence of a majority logically implies a corresponding minority. The bus had entered the vast slum region, the tumbled miles of cheap hotels and broken-down tenements that had sprung up after the mass destruction of the war. It slowed to a stop, and Anderton got to his feet. A few passengers idly observed his cut cheek and damaged clothing.
After America (The Disappearance, Book 2) by John Birmingham