After America

After America

by John Birmingham
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After America by John Birmingham

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from John Birmingham's Angels of Vengeance.

The world changed forever when a massive wave of energy slammed into North America and wiped out 99 percent of the population. As the United States lay in ruins, chaos erupted across the globe.

Now, while a skeleton American government tries to reconstruct the nation, swarms of pirates and foreign militias plunder the lawless wasteland where even the president is fair prey. In New York City, armies of heavily armed predators hold sway—and hold off a struggling U.S. military. In Texas, a rogue general bent on secession leads a brutal campaign against immigrants. And in England, a U.S. special ops agent enters a shadow war against a deadly enemy who has made the fight personal. While the president ponders a blitz attack on America’s once greatest city, the forces of order and anarchy wage all-out war for postapocalyptic dominance—and a handful of survivors must decide how far to go to salvage whatever uncertain future awaits . . . after America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345521736
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/17/2010
Series: The Disappearance , #2
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 71,987
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

John Birmingham is the author of Without Warning, Final Impact, Designated Targets, Weapons of Choice, He Died with a Felafel in His Hand, The Tasmanian Babes Fiasco, How to Be a Man, The Search for Savage Henry, and Leviathan, which won the National Award for Nonfiction at Australia’s Adelaide Festival of the Arts. He has written for The Sydney Morning Herald, Rolling Stone, Penthouse, Playboy, and numerous other magazines. He lives at the beach with his wife, daughter, son, and two cats.


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After America 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Rick_WeberFan More than 1 year ago
The first book wasn't all that bad. This is where it's truly sinks in that you're reading a book written by a leftist wacko. By the time you get to Angels of Vengeance you're sure that Birmingham thinks that the military is nothing but a bunch of sickos, that anyone who believes in the security of our borders is akin to being a murderer and that only Fox is biased. The covers look really cool. The second and third books of this series are nauseating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is an entertaining continuation to the book "Without Warning" but even 150 pages from the end I could see this story was not going to wrap up. Nothing was was brought to fruition and it leaves everything hanging at the end. The characters are varied and entertaining, the story is exciting and filled with detail but not dragging. Where is the climax? Sort of like the someone intended this to simply be a bridge to the next book. That being said, when the next book comes you will be in the dark if you do not read this one. I was a little disappointed, but not so discouraged that I will not read the next one in the line.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Several years have passed since the catastrophic wave of energy destroyed the United States in 2003 that came like a tsunami Without Warning. Scientists remained baffled with what caused it, why it abruptly vanished a year later and how to prevent a return. In the meantime the White House moved to Seattle where American President James Kipper is frustrated with no answers and as is the case with the traumatized people struggling to endure, he fears what will happen if another such wave assaults the continent. Still he pushes forward with the greatest reconstruction project in the history of the world. President Kipper visits the Declared Security Zone of New York where militia and pirates rule the city and the burbs, but is greeted by an assassination attempt. At the same time in the breakaway republic of Texas, farmer Miguel Pieraro follows the path to citizenship in the New America until an ethnic cleansing campaign led by a rogue army officer destroys his family. In England, American army officer Caitlin Monroe struggles to survive an assault on her life. Finally, in the wasteland of the Middle East comes a major threat to what is left of the world. Between lawlessness on the eastern seaboard and what is occurring overseas and in Texas, Kipper, a builder by heart, needs to find his warrior fortitude as he is reluctant to confront anyone with America still reeling; but ignoring the threats to local security will destroy the United States permanently. The sequel to Without Warning is a terrific exhilarating thriller that grips the audience from start to finish. Heroes are everywhere from every walk of life whether they are city engineers turned POTUS, a Mexican-American farmer, an overseas officer and others risking their lives against ruthless lethal fully armed adversaries. Readers will enjoy this exhilarating post-apocalyptic tale that stands alone, but enhanced by reading what the wave caused first. Harriet Klausner
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This was a good 2 nd book in this series. My only complaint is it seemed to skip over a lot of information I wiuld have liked to know about how things developed after the wave. It just felt like it was setting up the next book instead of telling its own story. Having said that,it was still a good read with some interesting storyline developments especially of Sophie and her dad and the President .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband loved this book and plans to order the next book in this storyline.
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Sansabiel More than 1 year ago
Very scary, very possible, although I don't know where our enemies would get a Wave, but the collapse of some societal norms, almost overnight, seems likely under a similar circumstances and I would like the hope that there would be some of capable of getting their act together enough to pull the rest of us through and force us to stop panicking and start rebuilding. I do wish I had known that this was a series since I got the sequel first and then read the first book after. A little warning would have been nice.
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