INVASION

INVASION

by Eric L Harry

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A powerful portrait of modern-day politics gone wild. U.S. Republican President Bill Baker is thrown a curveball when China puts its plan of world dominance into action. After invading Asian, European and finally Caribbean territory, it's obvious that four thousand miles of ocean is not enough to keep North America safe from China. The siege begins, and Baker retaliates by declaring war on China. As if this staggering situation weren't enough, Harry juxtaposes this scenario with the personal implications raised by the presence of the president's patriotic teenage daughter, Stephie Roberts, in the U.S. Army. Problems arise when Stephie's mother (the president's ex-wife) insists that her daughter be removed from danger--though not before Stephie's relationship with young Chinese army Lieutenant Wu surfaces...

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ISBN-13: 9780786756117
Publication date: 01/20/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 297,867
File size: 1 MB

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The Invasion 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally a war story without complicated and boring information . Good read , hoping for a sequel!!!!! Thanks
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, consistent storyline with appealing characters and interesting plot twists
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't going to write a review since the other reviews really said what needed saying...great character development, plausible plot, good understanding of military fiction writing, needs a sequel. Then there was a one star rant about semi-literates enjoying the book and I had to respond. The reviewer postulated that the premise of the book is impossible...China invading America, and supporting such an invasion, after years of successful overland conquest of Asia, The Middle East, and even parts of Europe. I would counter that if you take the US Navy and Air Force out of the equation as the author did, then an invasion becomes possible. Relatively cheap submarines neutralizing our subs and aircraft carriers, and an "all-threat" missile that makes the skies over a battlefield unsurvivable for aircraft from either side are the author's answer and change the military dynamic. Britain prevented an invasion by the Third Reich by denying the Luftwaffe ownership of the Channel. If they hadn't, we would not have been able to use Britian as the staging area for Operation Overlord. Instead, because of the Battle of Britian, and the failure of Japan to invade Hawaii...the US was able to support four armies (US Army France, US Army North Africa, and US Army and USMC Pacific, plus supplying both the British and Russian armies which I'm counting as one, plus several Air Forces) purely by owning the oceans. Remove the USN from the board, and suddenly the game would be completely different. The other poster declares that history shows that one nation supporting multiple armies on the other side of the world in modern days would be impossible. I believe that history instead shows it to be not only possible, but that it has already been done.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Forget sleep when reading this book. Pick a quiet weekend when you can read it straight through.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a long time lover of Eric's books. This is my favorite of them all. Arc Light was more believable but this was a very scary what if scenario that could lie in our future. The 2 main flaws I found with this book was that it hardly mentioned anything about an air war. We have the most advanced airforce in the world, WHAT HAPPENED to it, and the second. Where was Russia in all this? It never says one thing about the red army in all this but, other than that this book is a must read for any fan of war books. The charters are well developed in this book. You will have ones you love and others you hate. I really do hope there is a sequel to this because it was left wide open for one at the end. A must read for any action junkie out there. Mr. Harry makes you wonder if one day the Sleeping Dragon of the East will awaken and try to devour the Eagle of the West. I highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. The very thought of the Chinese Army running around the world and then landing on American Soil really got me pissed. The characters, at least I thought were very believable. My favorite character was Hart. My only problem is that the book ends without closure....I want to know what happens. Maybe Eric Harry has a sequel on invasion planned. Lets hope so....
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nice combination of war and personal interactions.Combination of high tech thriller with first world war-like warfare. I hope the sequel will appear asap.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eric L. harry has written a book that brings characters alive amidst the horrors of war. My only regret was that I read the book so rapidly that I was sorry I did not have another to read, so I just read it over again! The characters are real and the battles easy to follow, so you were not confused as to time and place. I recommend this book to all. My only problem is that I can not seem to find 'Arc Light', his previous book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Invasion is one of the best books I read so far this year. Its really exciting and I can't put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the best techno thriller i've read in a long time. Ive been waiting for a scenario of this type, and Eric L. Harry delivers. It has great battle scenes, and a GREAT plot. All to real! I highly recommend this book to anyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My hat is off to Eric L. Harry, who has proved himself yet again to be a master of the military technothriller. He has taken a scenario that would seem highly unlikely--a Chinese invasion of America--and turned it into a frighteningly plausible, vividly described near-future story of an America fighting for its survival. From the Gulf Coast to Atlanta to the Savannah River to Washington D.C., Eric L. Harry's grasp of modern warfare and his ability to express the emotions, bloodletting and sheer savagery of combat are second to none. His character development is equally superb, as the invasion of America is described through the eyes of such diverse characters as the president's teenaged daughter-turned-Army-infantryman, a young Chinese lieutenant torn by his dual Chinese/American heritage, an increasingly troubled green beret waging a lonely guerrilla war, the Chinese civilian administrator of occupied America, and last but not least, an embattled president of the United States, fighting against both the Chinese and an equally dangerous conspiracy within his own government, facing the stark specter of defeat, nuclear war, and the agony of having to send his own daughter into combat. That being said, I would have appreciated a little more detail about the titanic, multimillion-man battles that were being waged across the continent. All we get are a series of small--albeit superbly described--snapshots of squad and platoon-sized actions (though to be fair, most take place in the context of larger battles). In addition, as convincingly as the plot was woven, there were a few fairly large holes. For example, Russia was not mentioned once in this novel--I find it hard to believe that China never dealt with Russia in all this, particularly given the starring role Russia played in Arc Light and Protect and Defend. My biggest complaint was after spending half the book of building up to it, the epic battle of Washington D.C. was barely touched. Nor did we hear much about the invasion of the West Coast or Hawaii, or the battles at sea or in the air, except in brief passing. Regardless, I very much enjoyed this book and look forward to hopefully several sequels/companion books. Eric L. Harry ranks with the best of them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First the obvious, this is a real good book. Once I got into it, I couldn¿t put it down. What an intriguing plot. It¿s not easy to come up with a believable scenario that includes three million Chinese troops camped outside of Washington DC, the lose of practically the entire US navel fleet, the total anialation of several US armored, and infantry divisions, as well as most of the US Marine Corp., and the Chinese military occupation of California, Hawaii and the entire SE United States. Especially if you don¿t include the use of nuclear weapons. I thought the plot was great. However, the promising feeling that I had early in the book, pretty much went unfulfilled. In just about every battle, I was disappointed. Particularly the battles in California, Atlanta, Washington and at the Savannah River. I thought the initial invasion, was particularly, cruelly, unfulfilling (from a land, sea, and air perspective). The books saving grace from an action perspective is the character, Jim Hart, however his role is limited, as just about all of the battles are centered around stephie roberts and her 4-5 man squad. But the plot alone makes this a must read for all tecknoaction jukies. I don¿t even mind that the author summarized 3 major world conflicts in a couple of paragraphs. Or that the US and British air forces are total non-factors in WWIII (what ever happened to the Russians anyway?). The real strength of Invasion is certainly in the story. It was almost like watching a riveting TV mini-series, where you can¿t wait to find out what happens next.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eric Harry has done it again! He has written another solid book on a hypothetical war. I have been looking forward to Invasion for quite some time and it was a generally good read. There were some things that I didn't like about this book that other reviewers have pointed out too. I don't see China enjoying this kind of success for another 20-25 years. The massive supercarriers and transports proves that point. I was a little surprised that China was not bled white from all of its military campaigns in SE Asia, India, Israel, etc. Even with Pakistan's all-out support, I still think the Indians would have inflicted more than the 500,000 Chinese casualties that they suffered in this book. The character development could have been toned doen a bit, in favor of better descriptions of the massive battles involving millions of troops. I also would have liked a better description of the West Coast battles. But I complain too much. This is still a solid military fiction book. Highly reccomended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was good..not great. Arc Light was great. It did keep my interest for the entire book. I kept turning pages but was ultimately disappointed. The action isn't really detailed except for the central characters. There may be too much character development (in my opinion). We're told of enormous battles involving millions of Chinese but we never see them. The battle for Washington , for instance, was built up for several chapters but the actual story of the battle was left untold. Sure we find out the results and there are the brief sections where the main characters are involved, but that's it. Perhaps there should have been more main characters (maybe a pilot, a general, a sub captain, etc....). Overall I enjoyed the story a great deal. A lot is left to the imagination (which is ok sometimes). We never see the Chinese in groups of more than 50 or so but we're told about millions. The battles on the west cost are totally ignored. Neither of the U.S. or Chinese Air Forces or Navies have any involvement in the story at all (that was strange). There are brief mentions of the marines in Hawaii and Cuba, but that was very brief. I would have liked more detail but I understand the authors desire to not get bogged down talking about the same sort of things in every book. I'll probably read Harry's next book and the one after that. I just hope he gets back to the vivid techno battles that characterized Arc Light.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book is one of the best books I've ever read. I was a little sad when the book ended since it was so good. I hope it makes a sequal to this because for me, it left a few unanswered questions. The book included a few twists and turns that took me by surprised but fir into the story. My only slight problem with the characters was President Bill Baker. At the beginning I felt that he was just a hollow character with no emotions and he was just there because Harry needed someone to fill in the shoes of the president, but after awhile, his character spanned out. I recommed this book to anyone who likes reading. Although someone who reads this should have a strong stomach since Harry war descriptions are all too accurate and might be a bit squeamish for 'cherries'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was mentioned that an American Marine and Carrier Battle Group was wipe out by a mass attack of hundreds of Chinese Submarine and surface vessels. Does the author have any idea how NOISEY is the cativation sound of all thatspinning propellars!!! Why didn't surface radar make any contacts. The Carrier's Combat Air Patrol and AWAS would have make some detection too! How can the Battle Group not pick up their traces from hundreds of miles away when the ASW and AWAS capability of the west is far far superior then any other nation? A flaw in the technological understanding of naval surface and sub-surface warfare of the author but what the heck, this is a novel, enjoy it as a book. By the way don't be detered by my comments OK, I'm in the military so I am very picky on techincal details. As a thriller, this is a WONDERFUL BOOK!! Get it, you'll love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just browsing through a Barnes and Noble store, I happened upon Invasion. Sometimes you get lucky and this was one of them. The story grabbed on and didn't let go. Being a fan of Tom Clancy, I found Eric's book to be in the same vein. The only difference being that I didn't have to wade through all the technical stuff Clancy always includes. Thanks, Eric. I loved it and recommend it to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Harry provides another gritty and poignant look at combat, American patriotism unleashed, and the curse of leadership. His combat descriptions putyou right into the battle, but the political intrigues in this one are somewhat muddled, and several irritating loose ends remain at the end. Still, lots of fun and insightful without speeches (see Clancy). Despite the fanciful scenario, the book makes one wonder if America just might have to come to grips with an expansionist China in the late 2020s.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A typical cautionary tail reminicent of C. M. Kornbluth's 'Not This August' or Heinlein's 'Fifth Column'. Only it's not the cold war; the enemy is now the Chinese and the time is the early to mid 2000's. Credibility gets stretched pretty thin as the author describes the dominoes falling while the US & Western Europe, acting surprisingly docile, stand back until it's too late. But then mabey it's not too farfetched considering current politics. Recently a Chinese diplomate asked if the US was willing to trade LA for Taiwan ? Good read either way and more than a little disturbing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This work of fiction has only one redeeming quality: it has, as one of its main themes, apathy and the free falling nature of our civilization's decline, ironically, though acurately illustrating the decline of American prose through the publication of this book, the very fact that it was published being indicative of said decline, and the replacement of this country's current preeminent position by a new civilization. While this theme has considerable precedence in history, no concept of logistics is found in the work, nor a basic understanding of other historical facts, lessons, or precedent. The presence of historical data which would seem to refute this book's scenario as unlikely, if not impossible, can be said to be considerable. Perhaps, and if there be anyone not well read in history and current events, this review is not for you, semiliterate readers might derive some form of entertainment from this book, although why is a disturbing question, and would simply illustrate- the use of irony here is an irresistable- the decline of our civilization.