A near-future epic of global conflict - that might be - from the man who will replace Clancy.
China has become the new, dominant superpower. She has expanded - with a new, brutally efficient military machine - throughout the globe. Asia is subjugated and the Middle-East has been crushed.With blinding speed, Europe has been cut off by blockade. But while the world burns, America wallows in isolationist splendour; her defence budgets are cut and her armed forces atrophy. The book opens as a five million man army is poised to invade the American south from Cuba. A new President has been elected, who is frantically trying to rearm but all seems doomed as the inevitable invasion approaches.
Truly an epic, with the action switching rapidly all over the globe, and cleverly interweaving. A really powerful read. - Manchester Evening Guardian about PROTECT AND DEFE