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Firebase Freedom (Phoenix Rising #2)

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  105 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
This time, it’s us or them, FIGHT OR DIE


Eighteen months ago, America was invaded from within—by the self-proclaimed “Army of Allah.” Now, U.S. veteran Jake Lantz and a ragtag team of survivalists have built a safehold on Pleasure Island. From this home base in the Gulf, they can reclaim our nation’s natural gas wells for Phoenix, freedom’s la
Paperback, 340 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Pinnacle (first published January 1st 2012)
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Lisa Johnson
Jul 22, 2015 Lisa Johnson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: johnstone-novels
Title: Firebase Freedom (Phoenix Rising Book #2)
Author: William W. Johnstone & J. A. Johnstone
Pages: 340
Year: 2012
Publisher: Kensington
My review of the first book in this series is posted at
The third installment to this series will be released later this year, and I cannot wait. There is an uncanny way the theme in this work of fiction almost mirrors society today. However, remember when you read this, that this is fiction. Sometimes authors can get t
Rob Smith
Nov 20, 2013 Rob Smith rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-2013
I went from the first of the series to the second book, this one. The first was disappointing and hoped the second would get the story's act together and get some teeth in it. It didn't.

This one really stumbles in the inability of the writer(s) to put a good story together. There was clearly an end and a continuation of the series in mind. What wasn't focused on was a feeling of care for characters or a depth of story to make the novel worth the time of the reader. Most of the writing just goes
Dec 29, 2012 Randy rated it liked it
The PHOENIX RISING series is somewhat reminiscent of the late William Johnstone's ASHES series, Americans taking back their country from oppressors. There is even a former adventure writer as leader, though he's no Ben Raines, as in the main character, but just one of a number of characters.

This is a scattershot novel obviously setting up the next books in the series with a series of vignettes of various characters coming to realize what's happening and escaping to work their way to the center o
Dec 03, 2015 Daniel rated it it was amazing
When I first started reading this book; it was like a nightmare. the arose in my mind. How could this happen, but history tells us it can happen. I got really mad in the beginning pages of this book, because of the mistreatment that echoed from its pages. I realized this is what's going on in the far east at this very time. How people are leaving their homes and home land to escape the evil. The shows how ISIS is dealing with people in their regions, and how they are trying to spread it around ...more
Oct 05, 2013 Frode rated it it was ok
Contrived, lots of unanswered questions, some details left unexplained. The story moves along well; there are numerous secondary stories taking place, but the Johnstones manage to tie the characters together into the overall story fairly well. The premise is good, and the allusions to certain political figures are obvious. It is the type of story that will have minimal lasting value once the political scene moves on.
Fredrick Danysh
Jan 25, 2013 Fredrick Danysh rated it liked it
After electing a Muslim president, the United States ceases to exist as a democracy. Islam controls the country and non-muslims are persecuted in a state similar to Nazi Germany. Some Americans resist and declare their freedom from the American Islamic Republic of Enlighteenment.
John Eakin
Jan 05, 2013 John Eakin rated it really liked it
Although I found this an interesting book to read, and I read it in about five hours, I also found it to be a thinly veiled account, although an exaggeration of peoples irrational fears about President Obama's presidency.
David Minger
Feb 24, 2013 David Minger rated it really liked it
For a book to stir emotion it must be well written and hit close to home. Congratulations Johnstone's you have done both!
Mary Anne
Sep 05, 2013 Mary Anne rated it it was ok
A book that is a take on Barack Obama, Rush Limbaugh. USA overtaken by Muslims. The fight to get the country back!
Charlie Thompson
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Well, I made it this far. Might as well read the third one. It's like the Star Wars prequels, I watched each one thinking that t couldn't get worse.
Ken Hearrean
Jun 29, 2013 Ken Hearrean rated it it was amazing
Great book; could actually see the things described in this book happening in America! Recommended reading!
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William Wallace Johnstone was a prolific American author, mostly of western, horror and survivalist novels.

Born and raised in southern Missouri, Johnstone was the youngest of four children. His father was a minister and his mother a school teacher. He quit school when he was fifteen and worked in a carnival and as a deputy sheriff. He later served in the Army and, upon returning to civilian life,
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