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3.53  ·  Rating details ·  132 ratings  ·  13 reviews
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The enemy took New York, Chicago and Los Angeles in one night
Tom Riley must find out who or what the enemy is.
But first he must survive his mission inside enemy held Manhattan and face an unimaginable enemy.
Since that fateful night more than three years ago, America is at war with an unknown enemy it cannot understand.

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Kindle Edition, 266 pages
Published December 18th 2013 by Hidden Dragon Publishing
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May 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Would have made an excellent short story

This story would have made an excellent short story, but I had a difficult time getting in tune with the characters. I hate to admit it, but I skimmed most of the story. It just did not engage me.
Aug 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Good story, but poor execution.

The author needs an editor! This book is replete with typos and grammatical errors. The writing is very repetitious and spelling errors abound. The plot is an interesting one and worth exploring, but only after a significant amount of editing.
Tim Hokinson
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
Good read, horrible editing

Really poor editing throughout the book but the worst by far is the use of the word "matt" when describing a matte finish.
Jul 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
The story was very good. The characters could have been very good if developed more. The writing was below par for my taste. There were numerous grammatical errors, not normally a show stopper for me, but combined with a lack of polish on the story telling brought the rating down by two stars.

The story itself is one that I enjoyed. It did get tedious and frustrating to the reader when one of the major plot issues becomes obvious to the reader, but the main character struggles for most of the boo
Apr 22, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
An interesting premise, however the delivery was somewhat lacking. This book felt very much like it was the first book written by the author. The story tended to move a little more slowly than desired and there were quite a few places where the wording was, for lack of a better word, amateur. Quite often, the narration had a very casual tone, one that felt too casual to be taken professionally. Also, I found a number of typos, especially as you got towards the end. I don't think I'll pursue sequ ...more
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Expertly paced and thought provoking look at the future of AI. The author has demonstrated impressive creativity in this book.
Jun 28, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Full-length military sci fi adventure, complete with fighting robots, tanks, explosions, lots of excellent firefights, and good action, undertaken by a not-particularly-bright intelligence officer who really frustrated me as a reader. Lt Tom Riley never quite got it until the end, which is unfortunate because the reader gets it far sooner. That said, I can't deny that the book kept me reading, long into the night and when I should have been working.

The book would also benefit from an additional
Lydia Kass
Aug 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fast paced; up there with Crichton. 3 military men are selected to help take down the enemy in the '12 States War,' where the enemy has never made contact nor been seen. They must integrate themselves into machines of war that the military has created. ...more
Anita DeVito
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Strengths: good story, enjoyed the twists, characters were different enough that I didn't get them confused.

Weaknesses: as noted in other reviews, the pacing was off enough to knock down a star but the story was good enough I stayed with it. The editing/typos others noticed didn't bother me
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
Interesting idea, but poor execution. I don't think I've ever been as annoyed by the protagonist as I was during this book. And there were pages after pages that I skimmed just to get past them due to the pace. ...more
Arthur Nicewander
Sep 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Interesting idea, but poor execution. I hate to admit it, but there were multiple pages in the mid range I just skimmed rather than fully read completely due to the terrible pacing. This man needs an editor!!
George Sterling
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: done
Just finished reading this book and thought it was outstanding. It was a combination of sci fi and military once I started I couldn't put it down. If you like sci fi and military this is a must to have. ...more
Terry Bunch
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi, fiction
Another free book. Highly predictable. Done with this series after book 1.
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