Without Warning

John Birmingham


In Kuwait, American forces are stacked up, locked and loaded for the invasion of Iraq. In Paris, a covert agent, a girl who inhabits a twilight of lies and demise, is just about cracking a terrorist mobilephone. And simply north of the equator, a forty-foot wood-hulled sailboat, manned via a drug runner, a pirate, and gun-slinging beauties, is witness to the unspeakable. in a single speedy, everywhere in the international, for politicians and peasants, from Gaza to Geneva, issues will not be an identical. A wave of inexplicable power has slammed into the continental usa.

America, as we all know it, is long gone. . . .

WITHOUT WARNING

Now U.S. infantrymen are scuffling with a warfare with no command or keep watch over. A correspondent files horrors for not anyone. Washington is long past and the road of succession is in tatters; the functioning remnants of presidency are in Pearl Harbor, Guantánamo Bay, and one determined, remoted nook of the Northwest. For the jihadists, it’s Allah’s miracle. For Saddam, it’s an opportunity to assault. Iran pronounces warfare on an the US that doesn’t exist–except within the hearts and souls of the boys and ladies who wish it to.

In this excellent paintings of exchange fiction, John Birmingham hurtles us right into a state of affairs that's unbelievable yet shatteringly actual: an international of economic smash the place a cloud of noxious waste–from America’s burning cities–darkens Europe, whereas women and men in places of work worldwide fight to make judgements that can't carry and opportunists unharness their mystery demons.

From a slick Texas attorney who occurs to be within the correct position on the correct time to a hard-working urban engineer in Seattle who turns into his terrified city’s in simple terms desire, from the cancer-stricken undercover agent to a drug runner off the Mexican coast and a U.S. basic in Cuba, without notice tells a quick, livid tale of survival, violence, and a brand new, soul-shattering truth. the 1st in an epic trilogy that would depart readers breathless and astounded, unexpectedly deals an international with no its policeman, its nice devil, or its savior–as an unknowable destiny struggles to be born.

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