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No foreign army has ever set foot on American soil. Until now. After years of peace, China has awakened.

Slowly, it has grown in power, extending its sphere of influence beyond the Asian continent.

Now, it has launched a final assault against the only possible obstacle to world domination... The United States of America.

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Paperback, 752 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by Heyne (first published March 2nd 2000)
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Henri Moreaux
Having previously read Arc Light by this author I was thinking this would be pretty decent. Now having finished Invasion I can say its better than just pretty decent.

Whilst the novels background of a Chinese military assault slowly conquering the world requires one to set aside the realities of them actually being able to hold places mentioned like India, putting the background aside the setting for a Chinese invasion of America is quite well done with the manoeuvres being written in such a way
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Jacqui
Feb 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: military
(This review is from a corporal in the Army. He doesn't have a Goodreads account, so I'm posting it on mine. I didn't want to read this book until I read his review.)

A book set in the near future depicts a depressing world from the American perspective. America’s power and influence has drastically evaporated, no longer the dominant superpower in the world, now sitting on the very edge of extinction as China has taken over America’s place with an expansionist agenda while America ret
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Lew
Mar 11, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
This novel is a bit dated as all future military/political fiction written before 9/11. Still the premise of China trying to take over the world is so far hard to believe. This a long novel that starts out well be does starts to drag from half to the end and the personal story lines are to easily tied together. I would still recommend it to anyone who has enjoyed Tom Clancy and Larry Bond novels just not as plausible as those.
Henry
Dec 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fic-military
Where is the sequel?
Khristopher Horn
Apr 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very interesting story on what would happen should the US and China ever go to war. A 10 million man standing army versus our 800 thousand man standing army....all set right here in the US.....
Peter
Aug 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Good but lack of closure or sequel makes it a frustrating read.
Simon
Dec 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books. I read it at least twice each year.

Basically an military thriller where China is invading the US.
Simon
Sep 06, 2018 rated it liked it
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Thomas Franz
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zu-verleihen
Weitestgehend sehr realistisch (ok, ob die Arsenalschiffe realistisch sind, lasse ich mal offen) geschriebener, spannender Militärroman, der aus Sicht der Entstehung (ca. 1999) in der nahen Zukunft spielt und die Verletzbarkeit der heutigen Zivilisation zeigt.

Im Gegensatz zu vielen in den 90iger Jahren entstandenen Romanen begeht der Autor nicht den Fehler die Leistungsfähigkeit der benutzen Computer (mit aus heutiger Sicht absolut lächerlichen Hardwareangaben wie 16 MB RAM) zu besch
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Jim McCulloch
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very well written with accurate military descriptions.

Mr. Harry nails what being a "grunt" is all about. His research and general military knowledge is impressive and well done. The handful of errors related to the military are so minor that few people will notice or care, and certainly does not detract from the story. In fact, I suspect a few were caused by the edit and rewrite processes where a minor manuscript change without changing a prior scene can cause confusion or introduce what appear
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Patrick Scheele
Oct 02, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
Abandoned at 86/460

It reads like a description of a really bad war game. China suddenly decides to conquer the world, but it's playing in easy-mode, because Russia doesn't seem to exist, Europe plays dumb by locking its navy up in the Mediterranean Sea, India is easily conquered and keeping it requires no effort (a billion people are easily controlled of course) and most of all: everybody decides not to use nukes. Why? As far as I've read, the reason seems to be that they're afraid o
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Sam Simpson
Jan 01, 2011 rated it liked it
This book is based on an excellent "what if?" scenario and does a good job of handling the complicated geopolitical issues necessary for it to function. However, it ignores many questions that the reader is drawn to such as why would China suddenly become so imperialistic. Also, the author has a habit of introducing big events that seem like very important plot points and then never mentioning them again. But perhaps the most notable problem was the fact that the charachters make a series of idi ...more
creig speed
Aug 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good story of hypothetical American invasion

The story was a little over the top and some of the characters were definitely over the top. Like the young female lead who was portrayed as a immature little brat of who I came to dislike and wished for her demise. This character should have been a sympathetic one but the author made her into a bitch
Mark
May 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
Set in the near future, when an empire-building China has conquered half the globe and has its eyes on America.

A good premise let down by writing that rarely captured the imagination. The characters had potential, but too often the action seemed slow-paced and unrealistic.

Overly long given the quality of the prose, but possibly a good holiday read.
Ron
Aug 24, 2011 rated it it was ok
Premise was ok, execution of premise was incredibly lame..specifically the axis of advance..seriously, China invading into the SE US instead of the West Coast or even through Mexico? Not believable. Other than that, writing was decent, description of combat was decent.
Peter
Jul 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: miltary
Have read before a good read.
I.F. Adams
Chinese invade 'Merica. Hijinks ensue. U-S-A! U-S-A!
Rob Roy
Aug 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: action-adventure
Fighting the Chinese on US soil
Jim McCulloch
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very well done all around. Realistic military scenes with some artistic license to make a complex story work.
Devi
May 31, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
There is nothing wrong with this book, but I just did not think it was all that good. For some reason I never got involved in the story all that much.

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Raised in a small town in Mississippi, Eric L. Harry graduated from the Marine Military Academy in Texas and studied Russian and Economics at Vanderbilt University, where he also earned a J.D. and M.B.A. In addition, he studied in Moscow and Leningrad in the USSR, and at the University of Virginia Law School. He began his legal career in private practice in Houston, negotiated complex multinationa ...more
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