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The Americans (Apex Trilogy #2)

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Hundreds of years after the United States is turned into a radioactive, zombie infested wasteland, the descendants of peacekeeping troops stranded abroad are now the world’s marshals, keeping law and order in a futuristic landscape of high-tech feudalism and raw, bioorganic metal.

They are known simply as: The Americans.

The exciting sidequel to DEAD MECH takes you on a hell
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Published (first published October 23rd 2011)
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Jul 21, 2014 Veronica rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series-good, zombies
Book 2 of the Apex trilogy by Jake Bible, while set in the same timeframe, introduces an entire new set of characters. Book 1 was set in America after the fallout of several nuclear strikes to rid the continent of the zombies. Book 2 takes place in Europe and Americans no longer have a home. They are visitors in every foreign land but must set up new places to live amongst those that would rather not have them there at all. Battling the zombies and the wars that followed after left everyone more ...more
Feb 28, 2012 BigJohn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio-books
The second produced story in the Apex Trilogy, The Americans is a "sidequel" to Book One, Dead Mech. The stories take place simultaneously, and it doesn't really matter which one you read first. Fans of Dead Mech will revel in the imaginative future technology, genetic manipulation, a melting pot filled with monster bouillabaisse, political infighting and some of the most refreshingly creative concepts. Jake Bible takes the Apex Trilogy to an entirely new level, and you will not be disappointed ...more
Bex Ciantelli
Jan 21, 2016 Bex Ciantelli rated it really liked it
My first reaction to this book as a companion to Dead Mech was that it felt off. Something about it made me question why I was reading it at times, and then sudden drop into an action scene. Not to mention, you hear about a mech once in the whole book... I felt a little gyped.
Personally I find that an author punches holes in their story, adds extra that doesnt initially seem right from the side of another novel, and then forces them together, they're grasping and not living up to their potential
Pauline Ennis
May 20, 2015 Pauline Ennis rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed this book, excellent strong female characters, just as important to the story as the males(thank you Mr Bible!!! that's a breath of fresh air, and is why this author is in my top three. it was a frenetic, exciting story line and i am sad to leave these characters behind.

I read this in one 4 hour plane journey, couldn't put it down.
Jan 22, 2013 Beth rated it it was amazing
A very different book from "Dead Mech," but you still have the great characters, non-stop action, and imaginative technologies. I finished it in 2 days (work interrupted me!) And immediately downloaded the final book in the trilogy.
I didn't enjoy this one as much as the other two in the trilogy. I liked the new characters well enough, but the over-reliance on "BC" was really tiring. I get it; it's a very cool concept. But jeez. It just seemed extremely convenient to me. Bible did a fairly admirable job convincing me that they were still in danger, despite basically *everyone* being a freaking superhero, but it just got old. Also, the entire time I was wondering about the people in Dead Mech. I get the side-sequel concept, ...more
Heather Faville
Apr 26, 2013 Heather Faville rated it really liked it
Man, am I behind in the times. I read DEAD MECH back in March of 2011 and loved every second of it. But, work, life and a crap ton of review requests kept me from reading it's "sidequel", The Americans, until now. Yes, that read sidequel...meaning it takes place at the same time as DEAD MECH , but with different characters and in a different location.

The Americans continues with the author's tradition of colorful language, fun and engaging dialogue and action....lots and lots of action. The char
Mar 01, 2012 Kay rated it it was amazing
Brilliant book, I have read Jake Bibles other Apex Trilogy book - Dead Mech - and thoroughly enjoyed it, and have been waiting for the next part of the trilogy. This book did not disappoint!

I downloaded the sample (as I always do with books nowadays, even when I know I am going to buy them!) and after the first couple of pages I was absolutely hooked, immediately bought the book (I tend to use samples as a gauge to whether I *need* to read the book *OMGRIGHTNOW* or it can go in my to read pile).
Tobias Wolter
Mar 25, 2013 Tobias Wolter rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebooks
Don't bother. The writing is pretty subpar.

The story's premise, in general, is okayish, but starting at a third of the way in, the writing quality just dissolves, leaving behind a couple of not well thought out ideas and an adolescent's idea of an Awesome Story[tm] that grates on you if you've got enough of a brain to sneer.

If you're into it, you could have a lot of fun comparing list of writing fallacies and the less than good tropes from TVTropes and have a blast. As it is, I've just pulled th
Rich Fiege
Apr 28, 2015 Rich Fiege rated it it was amazing
Awesome. Better than book 1!
Oct 05, 2012 Bill rated it it was amazing
must read
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Jake Bible, Bram Stoker Award nominated-novelist, short story writer, independent screenwriter, podcaster, and inventor of the Drabble Novel, has entertained thousands with his horror, sci/fi, thriller, and adventure tales. He reaches audiences of all ages with his uncanny ability to write a wide range of characters and genres.

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Apex Trilogy (3 books)
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