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Eighteen months after the Collapse of 2027, the former United States is divided. On one side is the evil and tyrannical Unified American Empire, controlled by President Simon Sterling, the man responsible for the death of the last legitimate president, Malcolm Powers. On the other side, President Howard Beck controls the Pacific States of America, the last hope for democracy and freedom. The two adversaries become embroiled in a bitter game of deception, betrayal, and espionage while battling an even more imposing menace that could easily destroy the very nation they are both desperately fighting to control.
©2013 Richard Stephenson (P)2013 Richard Stephenson
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3 out of 5 stars
By Mike Collins on 06-18-16

poor dialog and narrator lacks talent

I hate giving negative reviews.

I was hoping that book 2 would be better. but, alas, it is not. the general sorry is intriguing but the simple, non realistic, dialog just keeps churning in my head. some of the blame goes to the narrator, or, at least, how he is reading these books. very close to monotone, and all voicessound way to similar.

personally i also thought the was to much swearing. kinda ironic that i can relate to the bad guy with that.

oh well, i will probably not finish the series.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Lady Pamela on 03-27-15

Plausible?

A good second book. It contains narration on the macro level and some on the itty-bitty level. On the strategic level, we understand the countries who want to do harm to the two major fragments of the USA. BTW, where's Canada and Mexico in this. One could assume hegemonic tendencies there, too...but, nope! At the tactical level, the slavery thing was well played. The person who narrated Howard did not make me feel that he was in charge...his voice was irritating. Finally, the end was truly and end, with an epilogue. Makes me want to read/listen to the third novel in the series.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ian on 06-12-15

Great stroy

keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way though. ...loved it want more

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