The War with China: Aftermath of Armageddon
World War III is over… or is it? Superpowers race to fill the postwar power vacuum in this page-turning thriller, the next in the Dan Lenson series.
In the next installment of David Poyer’s critically-acclaimed series about war with China, mutual exhaustion after a massive nuclear exchange is giving way to a Violent Peace.
While Admiral Dan Lenson motorcycles across a post-Armageddon US in search of his missing daughter, his wife Blair Titus lands in a spookily deserted, riot-torn Beijing to negotiate the reunification of Taiwan with the rest of China, and try to create a democratic government.
But a CIA-sponsored Islamic insurgency in Xianjiang province is hurtling out of control. Andres Korzenowski, a young case officer, must decide whether ex-SEAL Master Chief Teddy Oberg—now the leader of a ruthless jihad—should be extracted, left in place, or terminated.
Meanwhile, Captain Cheryl Staurulakis and USS Savo Island are recalled to sea, to forestall a Russian fleet intent on grabbing a resource-rich Manchuria.
The violent and equivocal termination of the war between China and the Allies has brought not peace, but dangerous realignments in the endless game of great power chess. Will the end of one world war simply be the signal for the beginning of another?
In 2019's Overthrow, the U.S. won the war against China, but a nuclear strike left more than 10 million Americans "missing and presumed dead." Now, in Poyer's outstanding 20th military action thriller featuring U.S. Navy officer Dan Lenson, the fifth focused on a near-future war in the Pacific, Lenson is back in the U.S. trying to find his daughter, Nan, who was working in Seattle on a cure for a virus known as the Chinese flu. The city was mostly obliterated by a megaton-range airburst, but he soon picks up a promising trail. Poyer also follows the fortunes of various supporting characters his fans have come to care about, notably Lenson's wife, Blair Titus; Cheryl Staurulakis, captain of the USN ship Savo Island; machine gunner Hector Ramos; and Navy Master Chief Theodore Harlett Oberg. Each story is unique, exciting, and often moving. Evocative prose is a plus ("A reluctant pilgrim, he set out to cross a ruined land"), and the ending opens new territory to explore in coming volumes. This is a series like no other in the military thriller genre.