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3.73  ·  Rating details ·  154 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews

For years UN peacekeepers have been deployed to war-torn regions of the world from Rwanda to Serbia and Congo to East Timor.

Now it’s America’s turn.

Samuel Simpson is a young, idealistic journalist from Canada. Seeking adventure, he volunteers to become a records keeper for a UN war-crimes investigation team at work in upper New York State. Months earlier, a crippli

Hardcover, 272 pages
Published November 27th 2007 by Minotaur Books (first published January 1st 2007)
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Aug 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book and found it to be a very captivating and refreshing take on post-apocalyptic life. Although the characterizations were, at time, a little sloppy (Samuel in particular seemed to vacillate rapidly from idealist to cynic with each conversation), the overall plot of the book was well paced. I thought that the basis of the book and the setting in an America ravaged by a terrorist attack and ruled by overly patriotic, xenophobic militias was very chilling and an entirely pl ...more
Jun 26, 2008 rated it did not like it
The premise of this book seemed too improbable. It was also disturbing to me as an American... :( Couldn't finish it.
Jan 13, 2008 rated it really liked it
Very, very scary "near-future" thriller.
Sep 24, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of a book yang earn banget buat dibaca. Buku ini dikasih bokap gue setelah dia baca. Dia bilang bagus. Awalnya gue skeptis, karena gue jarang suka buku perang (judge dari covernya), dan lebih suka (banget) nonton film perang.

Ternyata bahasanya Inggrisnya simpel walopun yang diceritain ngga simpel. Gue suka dengan tema perang antar saudara di Amerika yang buat negara itu hancur berantakan. Gue suka dengan gaya penulisnya menciptakan realita baru "what if.."

Awal mula bencana terjadi k
Jul 21, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
For years UN peacekeepers have been deployed to war-torn regions of the world, from Rwanda to Serbia, Congo to East Timor. Now it's America's turn. Samuel Simpson is a young, idealistic journalist from Canada, and seeking adventure, volunteers to become a records-keeper for a UN war-crimes investigation team at work in upper New York State. Months earlier, a crippling terrorist attack against the United States resulted in its cities emptied, its countryside set afire, and its government shaken t ...more
Jan 05, 2009 rated it liked it
I read this book by mistake, although it wasn't a mistake to read it. I had ordered this book through the library thinking I was getting the Twilight vampire saga. Four chapters into it I was sure I had the wrong bookn no vampires here. Just a UN team assigned to investigate war crimes in the United States. Twilight was my first exposure to Brendan DuBois' work. I was intrigued at the story's premise: The United States has suffered a nuclear attack, society has broken down and the UN has come in ...more
Apr 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
A UN investigation team in search of war crimes that have been commited in modern day New York. Right off the bat that had my attention. Apparently there has been a nuclear attack on the US according to the premise and the refugees from the major population areas are heading for the hills only to encounter violent militia groups. This book only tops out at a little over 25o pages but the author has packed a lot into a small package. I strongly reccomend this book to those looking for a good read ...more
Tom F.
Feb 14, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Readers who enjoy mysteries and/or flawed characters.
I first read Brendan's work through his Lewis Cole series. I continue to enjoy his stand-alone topic works.

Twilight is a nice love story. Brendan sets-up a nice what-if scenario about a future, albeit troubled, United States, gives us a few interesting characters and many plot twists, and certainly left me wanting more.

This is a relatively short novel that can be read quickly.

I look forward to more from Brendan.
May 11, 2008 rated it liked it
Normally young and naive narrators don't do much for me, but in this case I'll make an exception - Samuel is the right sort of foil for the book's action. I like how DuBois plays with the idea of moving people back and forth across the good/bad line. My only gripe is that I wish he'd fleshed out the ending and taken the story all the way to its natural conclusion.
Mar 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
the world turned upside down...In an alternative history novel, the social
fabric of the U.S. is torn apart and a civil war of sorts breaks out.
The United Nation intervenes and we follow a war crimes investigation
unit trying to find the site of a massacre. Rather vivid.
Mark Pitman
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Canadian journalist turned UN Peacekeeper is assisting the search for war crimes in upper NY state. After a terrorist attack cripples US the survivors create civil war and refuse to surrender to the foreign peacekeepers.
Nov 02, 2008 rated it liked it
An interesting idea, but the story is rather muddled and what passes for character development is abrupt and poorly done.
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Interesting and thought provoking. Seems a little scary given recent events.
Nov 27, 2008 rated it it was ok
Quick read. kinda alternative history.
Jul 15, 2010 is currently reading it
just started today
Mar 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
An excellent book
Ármin Scipiades
Started out interesting, ended up grossly mediocre. While the premise had potential, Resurrection Day was a lot more believable and fascinating.
Jan 24, 2008 rated it really liked it
Good, fast, not upbeat read. Fun, in that post-apocalyptic fun kind of way.
Dec 23, 2008 marked it as did-not-finish
Get it from VB library
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Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk
Jan 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller
DuBois is a cracking writer and none of his books should be missed!
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Brendan DuBois of New Hampshire is the award-winning author of twenty novels and more than 150 short stories. His novel, "Resurrection Day," won the Sidewise Award for Best Alternative History Novel of the Year.

In addition to his thrillers, Brendan DuBois is the author of the Lewis Cole mystery series.

He is currently working on a number of writing projects with New York Times bestselling author Ja
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