The Final Battle: An Epic Trilogy at the Beginning of the 21st Century

The Final Battle: An Epic Trilogy at the Beginning of the 21st Century

by Avery Chenoweth

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Synopsis:

The Final Battle:
An Epic Trilogy at the
Beginning of the 21st Century

Fiction: literature, adult, adventure, fantasy, military; semi-biblical

PART I: Assassination

On top of the devastating effects of a depressed economy and a demoralized populace, an unpopular president is re-elected in 2012. Prior to that, savage defense cuts have caused the elimination of the U.S. Marine Corps. The Corps’ final Dress Parade is to be at the Nov. 21, 2013, inauguration. What happens there is the culmination of a plot by two Marine senior officers who take matters into their own hands to effect revenge—the unanticipated results of which throw the country and the whole world into chaos.


PART II: Turmoil

Not only does the assassination of the heads of the U.S. government stun the Nation—but that astonishing event causes it to implode with devastating repercussions in financial, trade, and societal systems—already in irreversible doldrums, affected by the previous collapse of the European Union and the Euro. Chain reactions of chaos are triggered in rich and poor countries alike. Global panic ensues as civilization, itself, nears the brink of destruction.
As if that were not enough, Mother Nature caps the calamity with ferocity, unleashing her furry in a series of prognosticated events: the Andreas Fault earthquake sweeps the California coast with Los Angles into the Pacific, causing an horrendous tsunami that smashes the Far East; the Yellowstone Caldera collapses parts of four states; the North and South pole areas begin to melt faster under a canopy of concurrent volcanic ash, causing coastal flooding worldwide.
The cosmos punctuates with its power as well—some attribute it to the Mayan predictions—as the planets line up in a galactic row, interfering with each’s magnetic fields, and on earth, causing all sorts of havoc, including tilting of the earth’s axis, which upsets the calendar and changes the seasons. Panic and pandemonium engulf the earth’s suffering populations.


PART III: Armageddon

Such global calamities present opportunities for nefarious acts, especially by rogue Islamic nations. Interpreting this to be Allah’s signal to destroy once and for all the infidel nation of Israel, Arab and Persian forces simultaneously attack the tiny nation from all sides.
In the midst of this, a small American military attaché group is rescued from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, by helicopter. Shortly after lift-off, the helo crash lands, stranding its twenty-three passengers in the vast, trackless Arabian desert.
The fate of the survivors over two weeks, as water and rations are running out and internal strife overcomes discipline—exacerbated by a failed rescue attempt which only makes matters worse, adding more survivors—waxes perilous, until an unexpected dénoument unfolds and three unlikely survivors miraculously make it across the desert to Jerusalem.
Finally in the midst of one attacking Muslim army, they witness the great, cataclysmic, nuclear “Final Battle”—with its astonishing conclusion.


EPILOGUE: Redemption

A reunion of the survivors twenty-five years later evidences a resolution
not in the least predictable.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014927031
Publisher: Avery Chenoweth, Sr.
Publication date: 07/31/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

H. Avery Chenoweth, Sr., majored in Art & Architecture History at Princeton University and upon graduation was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
After immediate infantry service in the Korean War, he entered local television before earning an M.F.A. at the University of Florida, joining the faculty to teach in its School of Journalism & Communications. He later studied theology at a seminary.
His six-decade civilian career was in local and network television, national advertising on Madison Avenue in New York, and local and national publishing. He was director/cinematographer/editor of a one-hour NBC TV Special in 1972 that won the Gabriel and Christopher national awards; he directed and produced dozens of national TV spots and a number of industrial films in his own film/TV company.
During this time, he was active in the Marine Corps Reserve, volunteering for Marine Corps historical projects twice in Vietnam, and, as a colonel in 1990, called back to active duty to head the Marine Corps History Division’s Combat Art program in Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield and Desert Storm (for which he received the Legion of Merit)—in the latter he drove a camouflaged jeep Cherokee in the middle of the 1st Marine Division’s assault through Kuwait and was one of the first to enter Kuwait City. His combat art has been exhibited in the Smithsonian, the Air & Space Museum (presently), the Pentagon, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Congress, the Overseas Press Club, and the British Royal Marine Museum, plus others.
It was during the Gulf War that, as a student of Biblical eschatology and with the experiences of war in the desert, the idea for The Final Battle evolved.
In 2002, Barnes & Noble in New York published his seminal and classic, oversized/illustrated history of American combat art, entitled ART OF WAR: Eyewitness U.S. Combat Art from the Revolution through the Twentieth Century (under its Friedman Fairfax imprint), which sold over 35,000 copies. In 2005, Barnes & Noble (under its Main Street imprint) published his SEMPER FI:The Definitive Illustrated History of the U.S. Marines, an oversized 480-page, 1,100 illustrationed volume, which was revised and updated in 2010 (Fall River imprint) and has sold over 100,000 copies. It has been reprinted in a leather-bound “Collectors’ Edition” by Easton Press.

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