The War After Armageddon

The War After Armageddon

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Shocking scenes of battle...unforgettable soldiers...heartbreaking betrayals.... In this stunning, fast-paced novel, a ruthless future war unfolds in a 21st century nightmare: Los Angeles is a radioactive ruin; Europe lies bleeding; and Israel has been destroyed...with millions slaughtered. A furious America fights to reclaim the devastated Holy Land. The Marines storm ashore; the U.S. Army does battle in a Biblical landscape. Hi-tech weaponry is useless and primitive hatreds flare. Lt. Gen. Gary "Flintlock" Harris and his courageous warriors struggle for America's survival--with ruthless enemies to their front and treachery at their rear. Islamist fanatics, crusading Christians, and unscrupulous politicians open the door to genocide. "The War After Armageddon" thrusts the reader into a terrifying future in which all that remains is the horror of war--and the inspiration of individual heroism. A master at bringing to life "the eternal soldier," Ralph Peters tells a riveting tale that honors those Americans who fight and sacrifice all for a dream of freedom.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 382 pages
  • 166 x 238 x 32mm | 572g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • maps
  • 0765323559
  • 9780765323552
  • 889,618

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"Military strategist Peters applies the predictions of his nonfiction "Wars of Blood and Faith" to this outstanding cautionary tale of a near-future war set in the Middle East. Lt. Gen. Gary "Flintlock" Harris commands troops hitting the beaches of what was once Israel before it was nuked into total destruction. Muslim extremists have exploded dirty bombs in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and most of the major European cities in an attempt to bring about "the Great Jihad." America reacts by voting in a radical Christian government and reorganizing the National Guard as the Military Order of the Brothers in Christ (MOBIC). The fighting most resembles that of WWII as electronic jamming equipment cancels out the high-tech weaponry of each side, reducing the level of combat to suicide attacks and bayonet charges. Compelling characters, thrilling small-unit battle scenes and the terrifying possibility that it could all come true make this a must read." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review"A thrilling multilayered masterpiece of mayhem. While most writers use only their imagination to tell tales of the worst war imaginable, Ralph Peters also taps his background as a top intel officer to spin a terrific tale. His insight into the world of secret operations -- and the what-if horrors our military must consider daily -- makes this page-turner a must-read." --W.E.B. Griffin "The thinking man's Tom Clancy"--Wall Street Journal"Peters' battle scenes are masterpieces of is hard to imagine a better portrayal of modern war." --Newsweek
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2 12% (69)
1 6% (33)
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