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Out of Nowhere

Out of Nowhere [Kindle Edition]

Bill Getz

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In the not-too-distant future, world peace, prosperity and democracy had reigned for twenty-six years, but is suddenly shattered by an unimaginable attack of ballistic missiles upon the United States by an unknown enemy from an unknown location. The President and major figures in the Government are killed in the strike. A small contingent of US military are all that remain to defend the Nation and the world against the missiles from out of nowhere. Would there be a second wave of attack upon the US, or against other nations? Who is the enemy? Where is the enemy? Why did they attack? The answers are startling.

About the Author

Bill Getz is a retired military officer and former executive in industry and civil government. He is the author of the novels, "Double Eagles," and "Gardens of The God." Bill lives with his wife, Vicki, in Northern California. Search the Internet for "Bill Getz" for more information.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 550 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0941196119
  • Publisher: The Redwood Press (11 Jan 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #459,785 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Bill Getz is a retired military officer, industry and civil government executive. Bill is also a decorated combat veteran in both four-engine bombers and single-engine fighters. He is the publisher and editor of the two volume anthology, "The Wild Blue Yonder: Songs of the Air Force," over 1000 songs from WWI through post-Vietnam, with introductions by General James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle and Brigadier General Robin Olds. Bill has authored and co-authored non-fiction books, and has many published articles in leading journals. Bill and his wife, Vicki, live in Northern California. On December 31, 2012, Bill was appointed a Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion of Honor, France's highest honor, by President Hollande of France. On January 1, 2014, Bill's fourth novel, "Sarah: a tale of timeless love" was published by Amazon Kindle with the print version available on Amazon in the middle of the month.

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars "Out Of Nowhere" goes nowhere 16 April 2013
By Paul Hosea - Published on
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Anyone who writes about a nuclear war ought to know what "Kiloton" and "Megaton" mean. A 5-10 megaton bomb is not a "low yield" bomb. A 5-10 kiloton bomb does not cause anything like the damage described. Yet the author uses the terms interchangeably. He seems to believe the commonly held myth that a single modern nuclear weapon can destroy a modern American city. This is simply not the case. The bad guys would need to use all 9 of their nukes just to cause the damage described in DC alone - even if the nukes are indeed 5-10 megaton weapons. This and many other mistakes will ruin the book for most techno-thriller fans.

Nothing else redeemed it. The characters are shallow and the dialog repetitive. The book's politics are at the same time too nieve and too cynical to be believable. The author is too preachy with his anti-complacency theme. Almost everything that happens in the book is either as predictable as the sunrise or so "out of nowhere" that the reader feels cheated. I finished the book only because I had spent the buck and I am a fast reader.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Painful 21 April 2013
By Vinnie Pescado - Published on
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From the number of things that this book gets wrong to the unbelievable plot to the excessive and tiresome exposition to the bad ear for dialog and silly wrap up with its bolted on romantic subplot this was a painful read.

Oh yeah. It was also annoyingly preachy about maintaining a strong defense.

I give it a second star only because it was competently proof read and lacking in typographical and grammatical errors.

I'm pretty sure this is my first amazon review, but I felt moved to give it.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A "Peggy Sue" story with nukes. 31 Aug 2013
By Thomas J. Davis - Published on
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This book has a flimsily constructed setting and cardboard cutout characters in a book that seems to have been written by someone in their mid to late teens.

Don't waste your time.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too simplistic 28 April 2013
By Ander - Published on
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The idea is interesting but the characters are too clearcut, almost a caricature in some cases. Would not recommend but for the low price.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Juvinile comic book writing: Fake 5 star reviews! 4 April 2013
By Scot Sanders - Published on
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I grew up in an Air Force Officer family, spent 20 years in the army in missiles, worked as a civillian for the air force, and have active duty air force officer kids: Air Force Officers don't act or talk like this book: They don't go around calling everyone by goofball nicknames as this author does. Spys don't pop out of the woodwork only to be karate chopped by an air force general. Air Force Officers(and NCO's) don't allow strangers into top secret installations(ever!), nor do they perform interrogations/mock executions playing I'll find the spy. This is the most pitiful alternate history book i've seen in some time: It's like the author had a teenage wet dream about how cool it would be to rewrite the way the world is-particularly the air force: He claims to have worked at Ballistic Missile Division in LA in the '50s: guess what, my dad did, and I spent countless hours listening to officer conversations about missiles, ICBM's, and the air force in general: never once did I hear anyone called by a nickname: they were either sam, walt, tom, or addressed by their rank. They were all tough WWII vets who had a serious job: Not a PC one among them, as this author finds so appealing. More recently working for the air force, It's exactly the same: serious tough people who defend this nation: not a nickname among them. I think the 5 star reviews are from family or friends: no one could think this is a 5 star book. It's time for this author to put on his alzheimers patch, and you 5 star reviewers to quit scamming the amazon system. I asked for and got a refund for this garbage!
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