By John Birmingham
The international replaced without end while a huge wave of power slammed into North the USA and burnt up ninety nine percentage of the inhabitants. because the usa lay in ruins, chaos erupted around the globe.
Now, whereas a skeleton American executive attempts to reconstruct the country, swarms of pirates and international militias plunder the lawless desert the place even the president is reasonable prey. In big apple urban, armies of seriously armed predators carry sway—and carry off a suffering U.S. army. In Texas, a rogue normal bent on secession leads a brutal crusade opposed to immigrants. And in England, a U.S. precise ops agent enters a shadow struggle opposed to a dangerous enemy who has made the struggle own. whereas the president ponders a blitz assault on America’s as soon as maximum urban, the forces of order and anarchy salary all-out battle for postapocalyptic dominance—and a handful of survivors needs to make a decision how some distance to visit salvage no matter what doubtful destiny awaits . . . after America.
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