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Homefront: The Voice of Freedom

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HOME IS WHERE THE WAR IS
 
America may be reeling from endless recessions and crippling oil wars, but hack reporter Ben Walker never expected to see his homeland invaded and occupied by a reunified Korea—now a formidable world power under Kim Jong-il’s dictator son.

The enemy’s massive cyberattack is followed by the detonation of an electromagnetic pulse that destroys technology across the United States. ...

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Overview

HOME IS WHERE THE WAR IS
 
America may be reeling from endless recessions and crippling oil wars, but hack reporter Ben Walker never expected to see his homeland invaded and occupied by a reunified Korea—now a formidable world power under Kim Jong-il’s dictator son.

The enemy’s massive cyberattack is followed by the detonation of an electromagnetic pulse that destroys technology across the United States. Communications, weapons, and defense systems are rendered useless; thousands perish as vehicles suddenly lose power and passenger jets plummet to the ground. 

Fleeing the chaos of Los Angeles, Walker discovers that although America’s military has been scattered, its fighting spirit remains. Walker joins the soldiers as they head east across the desert, battling Korean patrols—and soon finds his own mission. Walker reinvents himself as the Voice of Freedom, broadcasting information and enemy positions to civilian Resistance cells via guerrilla radio.  

But Walker’s broadcasts have also reached the ears of the enemy. Korea dispatches its deadliest warrior to hunt the Voice of Freedom and crush the ever-growing Resistance before it can mount a new war for American liberty.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345527158
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/25/2011
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 739,441
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

John Milius is a world-renowned screenwriter, director, and producer who has worked on more than thirty films. Highlights include screenwriting duties on Apocalypse Now, Conan the Barbarian, Red Dawn, and Clear and Present Danger. Recently, Milius has turned his talents to the gaming and television worlds, developing such properties as THQ’s Homefront and such shows as HBO’s series Rome.
 
Raymond Benson is the New York Times bestselling author of two tie-in novels for the videogame series Metal Gear Solid, two tie-in novels for the videogame series Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, six original 007 novels, three James Bond film novelizations, and three short stories.

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  • Posted February 7, 2011

    a brilliant and very realistic view of the near future.

    i picked up this book because i saw the trailer for the game and found it very interesting and ground-breaking for the fact that it's a shooter that doesn't involve aliens or far away countries, but hits it home, quite literally. i grabbed it even though i expected it to go in my pile of unread video-game tie in books. i was wrong. while in the store i read thirty pages in and soon knew i had to buy it.

    the story works very well and while it might not always be the best in the character department, it always feels very real. whenever an event happens that is meant to shake the characters to their core it often shook me also.

    there is however some racism towards Koreans that may offend Korean-Americans, (but will most definitely offend native Koreans). riots break out from racial tension between Asians and the general American public, and rather than fighting the true enemy, they often fight each other. it very much resembles the racism towards the Germans during and after WWII. now when the main characters hook up with a resistance cell later in the book, they meet a Korean-American that quickly becomes one of the most important members of the team. it shows that despite their original country's intentions, they live here now, and they will fight alongside us for what our country believes in.

    all in all it is a great book for those of us who still believe in America. i would recommend getting it when you have a chance

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2011

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    fun thriller mindful of the movie Red Dawn with an older hero and resistance

    In the near future, the two Korean nations united under the leadership of the Kim Jong family and turned into a regional power by annexing their neighbors. Especially significant to the desire to become a superpower is the conquering of Japan, which provides the Korean leadership American military technology at a time when the United States America has turned internal into Fortress America after years of oil wars and major economic collapses. Taking advantage of the fumbling giant, Korea ignites a nuclear bomb that causes a crippling EMP blast across North America leading to mass deaths. This is followed by a rapid deployment as Korea plans to take control of the Pacific.

    By 2026, reporter Ben Walker fled a Korean occupied Los Angeles. On his trek east, he meets black jack dealing engineer Kelsie Wilcox in Vegas and resistance soldiers. He soon becomes the Voice of America with the Korean occupation force wanting him silenced.

    Based on the videogame, this is an over the top of the Sierras into the troposphere but still a fun thriller mindful of the movie Red Dawn with an older hero and resistance. The story line is fast-paced, but requires ignoring that L word (logic not liberal) as the clever Koreans during the war act foolishly during occupation especially when it comes to eliminating the Homefront Voice of America. Still fans of the game and those who enjoy an entertaining thriller will want to read about the North Korean occupation of the not so United States.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 14, 2011

    LOVED IT

    I havnt even read the book but the game is fun. I dont if fun can describe it how about awsome

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    It was a pretty good read, based VERY loosely on the video game.

    It was a pretty good read, based VERY loosely on the video game. I liked how the author would write a few 'regular' chapters, then write a chapter in a 'journal' the charcter had. HOWEVER......I really do hope there is a continuation of the book, as where it left off, left you really hanging. There is easily room for another book, continuing right where this one left off. Other than that, a pretty darn good read. Much better than some of the other TEOTWAWKI books I"ve read recently. Come on John, give us a sequal.

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    Posted May 10, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2012

    Great book!

    Great book to read. Really keeps you involved and it's weird to think that something like this could even happen, even if it's a slim chance. They left it open at the end so there could be another book.

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  • Posted September 28, 2012

    Pretty good short read.

    The story and concept was very good. It's very fast and there are lots of parts that would be good expanded on. There are some contradictions that are mildly distracting, but overall the story is a great STHTF. I would be interested in reading a sequel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2011

    joe

    awesome but theres a bad curse every 5 sec

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