By John Birmingham
March 14, 2003, used to be the day the realm replaced without end. A wave of strength slammed into North the United States 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 founded in Seattle directs the reconstruction of a complete 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 safety area of recent York and rarely 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 a scarcity of provides, 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 woman Julianne Balwyn and her brawny companion Rhino, look for a treasure whose key lies within an top East facet ny residence. millions 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. precise ops agent is termed right into a violent shadow conflict opposed to an enemy that has come after her and her family.
The president is a stranger to the army frame of mind, 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 one option to keep 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 a wierd new future.
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The torn corpse was barely recognizable as human. Cole glanced up at the skyline of San Francisco, expecting it to buckle and collapse. The city stood as stolidly as ever. So mourning was silly. Cole looked at the reflecting red-velvet pool of blood hastily stretching its wet fingers to the curb. The two sedans were just turning the corner. Cole knew then, seeing the purposeful flowing of City’s blood toward the street, that the vigilantes would never make it. 57 Catz knew it too and she laughed out loud.
He took off his apron and tossed it on the floor. He was done with it for the night. A cocktail waitress spoke to City. ” City nodded and followed her through the forest of plasheen coats and convictskin leggings, toward table five where sat a blank-faced group of voguers waiting, hoping desperately for a laugh. They were dressed in translucent woven-plastic suits with hems tricked out in soft blue and red neon. City was forty feet from the four voguers; as Cole watched, City was momentarily lost in the crowd.
The sedan pointing toward City backed into the street all the way to the opposite curb, jounced on its shocks, spun its wheels and surged forward. It struck City head-on. The car bucked and bounced back, engine whining. City was standing. But he shook his head as if to clear it. Blood flowed from beneath his pant-cuffs onto his shoes, and from the corner of his open mouth. The ululating siren took on a gurgling undertone but did not falter. The prostitutes took advantage of the vigilantes’ distraction.
After America (The Disappearance, Book 2) by John Birmingham