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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (676 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Birmingham Narrator: Kevin Foley Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Disappearance Series Release Date:
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March 14, 2003, was the day the world changed forever. A wave of energy slammed into North America and devastated the continent. The United States military, poised to invade Baghdad, was left without a commander in chief. Global order spiraled into chaos. Now, three years later, a skeleton US government headquartered in Seattle directs the reconstruction of an entire nation—and the battle for New York City has begun.

Pirates and foreign militias are swarming the East Coast, taking everything they can. The president comes to the Declared Security Zone of New York and barely survives the visit. The enemy—whoever they are—controls Manhattan’s concrete canyons and the abandoned flatlands of Long Island. The US military, struggling with sketchy communications and a lack of supplies, is mired in a nightmare of urban combat.

Caught up in the violence is a Polish-born sergeant who watches the carnage through the eyes of an intellectual and with the heart of a warrior. Two smugglers, the highborn Lady Julianne Balwyn and her brawny partner, Rhino, search for a treasure whose key lies inside an Upper East Side Manhattan apartment. Thousands of miles away, a rogue general leads the secession of Texas and a brutal campaign against immigrants, while Miguel Pieraro, a Mexican-born rancher, fights back. And in England, a US special ops agent is called into a violent shadow war against an enemy that has come after her and her family.

The president is a stranger to the military mindset, but now this mild-mannered city engineer from the Pacific Northwest needs to make a soldier’s choice. With New York clutched in the grip of thousands of heavily armed predators, is an all-out attack on the city the only way to save it?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Birmingham’s inspired speculation is ingenious and engrossing.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bill | 2/19/2014

    " This is the sequel to Without Warning and the energy wave that wiped out most of the United States, Canada, and Mexico has vanished. Just like WW there is plenty of action, focused primarily on Texas and the battle for New York City as the US government tries to re-establish itself in North America. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gene | 2/17/2014

    " Okay, I liked this one a little better than the first one. I still didn't care as much about the 'little people' (Jules, Caitlin and Miguel) story lines as I did about the 'Big picture' plot points President Kipper and the war) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pat | 2/15/2014

    " mostly a tour through the areas people are trying to re establish three years after the Event "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mark Gbur | 1/23/2014

    " The first novel, Without Warning was excellent. I enjoyed 'After America.' "

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About the Author
Author John Birmingham

John Birmingham is the author of the Axis of Time trilogy and several other novels and nonfiction titles. His book Leviathan won Australia’s National Prize for Nonfiction in 2002. He has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, Rolling Stone, Penthouse, Playboy, and numerous other magazines. He and his family live in Brisbane, Australia.