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  • Mass Market Paperback: 800 pages
  • Publisher: Baen Books; Reprint edition (25 Aug 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439132917
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439132913
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 3.3 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,648,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, he brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his fiction. His novels for Baen include those in the "New York Times" best-selling Posleen War series ("A Hymn Before Battle," "Gust Front," "When the Devil Dances," and "Hell's Faire"), the Council War series ("There Will be Dragons," "Emerald Sea," "Against the Tide," and "East of the Sun, West of the Moon"), the nationally best-selling techno-thriller novels about Mike Harmon ("Ghost," "Kildar," "Choosers of the Slain," "Unto the Breach," and "A Deeper Blue"), the Looking-Glass series ("Into the Looking Glass," "Vorpal Blade," and "Manxome Foe," the last two in collaboration with Travis S. Taylor), four collaborations with fellow "New York Times" bestselling author David Weber ("March Upcountry," " March to the Sea," "March to the Stars" and "We Few") and five collaborative spinoffs from the Posleen series: "The ""Hero," written with Michael Z. Williamson, "Watch on the Rhine" and "Yellow Eyes," both written with Tom Kratman, and the "New York Times" best seller "Cally's War" and its recent sequels "Sister Time" and "Honor of the Clan," both with Julie Cochrane.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. Adair on 19 July 2009
Format: Hardcover
Having read most of his other works I gave this one a go despite other reviews. My advice to anyone else thinking of doing the same - don't! This is the most inaccurate, boorish drivel I've ever had the misfortune to read (and yes I did push through to the end to make sure it didn't get better - it didn't). I've served in Iraq several times alongside US forces and he's plain wrong in his description of the situation in the Middle East, the coalition, the equipment - I could go on but the list is almost endless. Also as an 'ally' of the US I found the comments about the UK/Europe trite juvenile, inaccurate (again) and just plain pathetic. Please please don't waste your time on such pathetic tripe! As for the 'storyline' very very thin is a compliment!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Johnson on 7 Dec 2011
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Yes we all know john is a dyed in the wool redneck.
But this book goes so far beyong that it's just ridiculous.

It paints the rest of the world as morons and the americans as the only country that 'survived' the plague.

Quite frankly it's utter dross. Most of the facts are wrong - which is not like john at all.

And yes I am a john ringo fan and yes I've read all his other books. But this one seems to have been written after a six month bender in a swamp bar, way down south where owning a foreign make of car would be viewed as a treasonable offence punished by death.

Seriously do not buy this book.
Buy the troy rising series, or ghost series or the council wars series instead. Apart from the sado masochism, which can easily be skipped with no adverse effect to the plot - they are all excellent reads.

This book should just be avoided.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alan Williams on 13 April 2009
Format: Hardcover
I'm glad I borrowed this book from the library. It is a borring monologue. The book reveiwers and editors should be sacked for letting it out on the market. If it is the first John Ringo book you have read, it would put you off him for life.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P. barton on 27 Aug 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
i`ve read a couple of john ringo books ages ago, and thought i would try another , don`t know if picked the wrong one or not, it took along time to get up and running , though the narrative of how the world "fell apart" with the plague was interesting, but then it seemed to fall apart itself and the story went wandering off and at times i could`nt work out what he was going on about, i give two stars as there was a couple of funny bits but not the best i`ve read i`ll admit
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dee Shelley on 7 Jan 2010
Format: Hardcover
I like others have liked most of his previous books and tend to buy them as they come out (even if some have been a bit strange), I will not make this mistake again. It was so awful that I didn't even donate it to a charity shop, not only an appalling diatribe but badly written as well, if he did write this one who wrote the others?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Indred Cold on 19 Jan 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I am a great fan of John Ringo's work but I'm afraid this ones not at all good rambleing and a tad disjointed didnt like it one little bit
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. Roycroft on 10 Dec 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I have read and enjoyed many John Ringo books. However, this is simply one of the worst book I have ever read. In fact I was reduced to scanning the book as it was so bad. It masquerades as a "blog" style book. It doesn't suceed. Dreadful, appalling, a waste of money. Massively self indulgent dross with force fed and crude political opinions delivered to the suffering reader. For those who have read other Ringo books you will know that the author does not hide his rather limited political opinions which appear to rest firmly on a bed of similarly limited emotions. However, this can be endured as he usually serves up a good story with enough action to allow the reader to forgive or ignore the foibles of the author. This is the first book I have ever thrown in the bin - literally. Don't worry John - I recycled the book. At least it wasn't a total ecological waste. Both the author and the publisher should be ashamed. Utter rubbish. Please steer clear.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By R. Rogers on 21 Sep 2008
Format: Hardcover
John Ringo pours out all his personal opinions to the detriment of his story tellings. His battle scenes are as good as ever. However these are few and far between compared to his political ravings that are to the far right of Genghis Khan.
I have read many of his books and I am aware of many of his extremist views. However, he has always kept them relatively subjective and as background to his stories.
All in all, an appalling piece of writing that I found downright offensive, given with such little thought as to make a low estimate of Mr Ringo's intelligence.
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