From the New York Times bestselling author of the Legion of the Damned® novels comes the final volume in the postapocalyptic military science fiction trilogy about America warring with itself and the people trying to keep it together...
The Second Civil War continues to rage as Union president Samuel T. Sloan battles to keep America whole and, more than that, to restore the country to its former greatness.
"Wanted Dead or Alive." Following a fateful battle between Union Army major Robin "Mac" Macintyre and her sister, the New Confederacy places a price on Mac's head, and bounty hunters are on her trail.
But there's work to be done, and Mac is determined to help Sloan reunify the country by freeing hundreds of Union POWs from appalling conditions in Mexico and capturing a strategic oil reserve that lies deep inside Confederate territory.
However, to truly have peace it will be necessary to capture or kill the New Confederacy's leadership, and that includes Mac's father, General Bo Macintyre.
The final volume (following Seek and Destroy) in prolific military SF author Dietz's America Rising trilogy is saturated with swift thunderclap battles. Dietz finely concludes his second American civil war, which resulted from reactions to a series of devastating meteor strikes. Maj. Robin "Mac" Macintyre of the Union, commander of the "Mac's Marauders" group of ex-convict soldiers, is labeled a war criminal by the New Confederacy specifically her father, Gen. Bo Macintyre, who thinks Mac killed her sister. Now, along with fighting in increasingly brutal battles, she has to keep an eye out for treachery. Dietz has a steady hand with pacing (particularly in combat scenes) and a good ear for realistic battle chatter. He keeps the book consistently intense while displaying a knack for fleshing out flawed characters, both military and civilian. He likewise excels at individualizing characters, relationships (such as Mac's awkward budding romance with U.S. president Samuel Sloan), and large groups, including the New Confederacy's upper echelon as they make a surprising and inventive gamble for victory. For fans of Dietz and military fiction, this book is strongly recommended.