America is Gone. It’s 2003 and American forces are assembled in Kuwait for the invasion of Iraq. In Paris an assassin wakes from a coma, in the Cascades a lone hiker watches a plane fly into a mountain and just north of the Equator a modern-day pirate, a rogue-Tasmanian, is witness to the unspeakable.
In one instant an inexplicable wave of energy has changed the world. From Canberra to Cairo things will never be the same. As the jihadists celebrate, Saddam plots revenge and the Israeli’s act, allied soldiers are left to fight a war without command. The functioning remnants of American government are left at Pearl Harbour, Guantanamo and in one desperate and isolated corner of the Pacific Northwest. A noxious waste darkens Europe’s skies and Australasia beckons as a sanctuary. An unknowable future struggles to be born.
"John Birmingham’s ability to seamlessly merge the gritty realism of Tom Clancy with the raw speculation of Michael Crichton is like no other author I’ve ever read. Brilliant, nail-biting, thoughtful, and excruciatingly pertinent to our times." (James Rollins, New York Times best-selling author)
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Great Story, mixed performence
Love this book and all 3 in the series. Great thought provoking storyline.
appalling Australian accents and pronunciation of Australian names...most disappointing.
What a read - Awsome :)
All aspects of the story was a total draw in. The main people you could love and care about and the the baddies were very nasty and you love it when they get justice served on them.All of John's books are as enjoyable as this one i.e. Axis of Time Trilogy, After America and the list goes on Very Happy with this book :D
The Action and what was going to be the outcome of this disaster that has hit the world.
Rhino and Julie also Kate pretty much all the heroes.
Where did everybody go? Just joking I have no idea, Without Warning seems good.:)
Just a great read if you like Sci Fi, War Disaster and suspense and want to care about Characters you are reading about this is the book.