Without Warning

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 lady who inhabits a twilight of lies and dying, is on the subject of cracking a terrorist mobile. And simply north of the equator, a forty-foot wood-hulled sailboat, manned by means of a drug runner, a pirate, and gun-slinging beauties, is witness to the unspeakable. in a single speedy, all over the global, for politicians and peasants, from Gaza to Geneva, issues is simply not a similar. A wave of inexplicable strength has slammed into the continental usa.

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

WITHOUT WARNING

Now U.S. infantrymen are scuffling with a warfare with out command or keep an eye on. A correspondent documents horrors for nobody. Washington is long gone 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 announces battle on an the US that doesn’t exist–except within the hearts and souls of the lads and ladies who wish it to.

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

From a slick Texas legal professional 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 basically desire, from the cancer-stricken undercover agent to a drug runner off the Mexican coast and a U.S. basic in Cuba, unexpectedly tells a quick, livid tale of survival, violence, and a brand new, soul-shattering truth. the 1st in an epic trilogy that might depart readers breathless and astounded, abruptly 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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