The novel uses verses from Nostradamus to describe the battles
and action that could not be done justice with fiction taking
place over years during a long world war. Yes, Nostradamus provided
my outline in too much detail. The novel adds fictional characters
to make it fun to read and to involve the readers to help them
better understand the horror of the next war that is surely coming
with the disarmament of the United States. This novel has several
main characters to describe the non-stop action from several sides.
The first "Hero" is a Facil Saud, a Saudi prince forced
to cooperate in a Chinese and Arab attempt to conquer the world.
He feigns cooperation and sees the war from the Arab side. He
fades from the novel after his escape to the United States.
The first main "Hero" is Jim Claris. He is a government
civilian on business in Los Angeles. A HEMP event occurs that
destroys all transistors in the United States. He links up with
two would be actresses, bar girls, Darcy and Shelby, that he casually
knows that have a pre-1975 Mercury without electronic ignition
and fuel injection. They escape from the looting and burning of
Los Angeles and head east to find Jim's wife and children. Their
adventures across the United States tell of the good people they
find everywhere, but also about the looting and burning of city
dwellers without food and police intervention. His ideas of new
weaponry help the United States become strong again.
The third "Hero" introduced is Henry Lakeman, a U.S.
Air Force Colonel who becomes one of the ranking generals of the
war. His early actions are what is required of military leadership
in the crazy United States after a HEMP event.
The forth and final "Hero" is the real main hero and
is Technical Sergeant Walter Gaddis along with "Heroine"
Bridget Bonalade. He is a tank commander of a U.S. M1A2 tank that
is moved around Europe and finally committed to a losing battle.
He is caught behind Arab lines in France and meets Bridget. Together
they fight with the resistance until finally escaping to England.
His experience and knowledge gained with the resistance quickly
gains him field promotions to Lieutenant General by the end of
the war. Readers like this character the best. His experiences
tell the story of the war in Europe.
The novel is 200,000 words of non-stop action minus a couple of
thousand words directly from Nostradamus.
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