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This book is a continuation of the World War III series, an Amazon top-selling series. See what happens to America when the country refuses to surrender their forces in the Middle East and capitulate to the Caliphate’s demands. 

In this second installment of James Rosone and Miranda Watson’s World War III series, we discover the fate of New York City as the Islamic Republic steers a freighter into New York Harbor. 

Join the authors as they walk us through the final battles in Israel that will transform the Middle East for generations. 

Will the advent of fighter drones, light drone tanks, and new main battle tanks be enough to allow America to rise from the ashes? Or will advances in additive manufacturing and the unholy axis powers of Russia, China, and the Islamic Republic be enough to conquer the world? 

Will the uniting of the Islamic world under one banner be enough to defeat Israel and the West, or will they succumb to their own religious theocracy and extremist interpretation of Islam? 

Will China look to technology to increase their food production or decide to incorporate the rest of Asia into a Greater Chinese nation? 

With Russia having successfully taken back their former Soviet Republics, will they finally destroy NATO and incorporate the European Union into the ever expanding Russian Federation? 

This gripping political and military thriller looks at the potential future of 2041, the coming clash of civilizations, the rise of new superpowers, and the decline of the West.

©2016 Joshua Steinhauer (P)2018 Joshua Steinhauer

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Fantastic strategic view of future war.

Great read, but need to read the previous in the series. Rather than the usual, mostly, first person military thrillers this tell the story mostly from a strategic viewpoint. Absolutely gripping throughout.

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  • Phoo Phunk
  • 17-04-2018

Where is the sequel I hate when audible do this. Incomplete!!

Great book Where is the sequel? I enjoyed the series so far I've never heard of the authors.




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  • Jake
  • 20-10-2018

Much better than the first book

I gave this book another try, and i found myself liking the story more and more. The theoretical sciences discussed in the book was pretty cool stuff and pushing the boundaries a bit BUT the more i listened to the book the more entertained i became.

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  • Just_Shoppin
  • 24-06-2018

Unlike book 1. I could not put this book down,

Loved the reality of this book, loved the plausibility of the future weapons and strategy, loved the ending cliff hanger as it was both expected and also unexpected because it takes an alternate path from normal storylines. Thumbs ups good read for a long weekend.

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  • Ron Cutcher
  • 07-06-2018

hard to put down

This is a very well written book, it is thought-out pretty well. Being retired army gives me a little bit more insight even though these battles take place in the future with futuristic weapons. the book even thinks out bad decision-making. trying to find the complete series is the hard part

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  • Techno Jedi
  • 03-05-2020

Sci-Fi

Red Dragon has gone from techno thriller to our right Sci-Fi . The storytelling is reminiscent of Silmarillion by Tolkien as there is not much dialogue but plenty of narrative. I love Silmarillion but in this case the narrative in my opinion and especially with the SCI FI nature of the book, causes my to be disconnected from the story. Perhaps that is why the created a second more pertinent story called the Falling Empires series to correct the story telling in this series. Good read during a quarantine however.

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  • Thomas E. white
  • 23-06-2019

The endgames

The war is still so costly and troops are being used slaughtered the price of Freedom is not cheap and will be paid

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  • julian
  • 28-05-2019

lacks punch of 1st book.lots of dead spots

2nd book was lacking in storyline it often repeats chapter from book one to much redundancy and introduction of characters that really do nothing to enhance book .day 188 and the ghost fleet still not in combat Missouri in Hawaii and iowa in La both would survive nuc strikes and obliterate fleet with subs.

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  • Stephen Veal
  • 28-03-2019

Lunar mining on the moon in middle of war

The story is interesting, but lunar mining on the moon in the middle of the war was a bridge too far. The constant right-wing attacks on Democrats and people of the left detracts from the otherwise good book. Soldiers who are left of center are not pacifists.

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  • Tdiddy
  • 07-01-2019

Addicting read, still useless political rants

very good sequel in the WW3 series. The story line is evolving nicely, although I would like to see the Presidents character developed more. The useless political rants from the author still dont add to the story.

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  • benjamin
  • 16-10-2018

Great story!

I can't get enough of this series. The authors are amazing at yelling both overall story and smaller on the ground story. A must read for anyone who likes this subject.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-04-2018

Built on the realistic intensity of the first book

Kicks off where the first book left you in heightened suspense... Does well to keep the intensity up. Accurately details of the use of WMD's and attritional warfare. Narration was good. Took far too long to appear on Audible, but the guys are trying to sort this... Can't wait for the next one!

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  • marcus dicks
  • 30-04-2020

Confused plots at times

Good but not as good as the first book. Gets a little hard to follow and keep listening after a while but worth finishing even just to get to book 4.

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  • Chris F
  • 09-12-2018

A notch behind book 1

Admittedly I did have to take a break from listening to this one, mainly after the Americans started mining moon rocks to armour their war machine. Having said that, once I powered through it got back on track and I enjoyed it almost as much as the first book.

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