Without Warning (The Disappearance)
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In Kuwait, American forces are locked and loaded for the invasion of Iraq. In Paris, a covert agent is close to cracking a terrorist cell. And just north of the equator, a sailboat manned by a drug runner and a pirate is witness to the unspeakable. In one instant, all around the world, everything will change. A wave of inexplicable energy slams into the continental United States. America as we know it vanishes. From a Texas lawyer who happens to be in the right place at the right time to an engineer in Seattle who becomes his city’s only hope, from a combat journalist trapped in the Middle East to a drug runner off the Mexican coast, Without Warning tells a fast, furious story of survival, violence, and a new, soul-shattering reality.
hundred dollars cash for expenses. Fifi was on the road with her thumb in the air about half an hour later. She was a great cook, however. And hell on mag wheels with a loaded weapon. He could hear the twins rummaging through the gun locker just beyond the forward bulkhead as he sat at the nav station and tried to make sense of the screens in front of him. Even with air-conditioning it was hot belowdecks, and the prospect of a transfer going bad gave the confines of the boat a claustrophobic
and his peers figured they had enough on their plate as it was. They were no threat. Molenz pulled back on the stick, and the Strike Eagle clawed its way up into the stars. At twenty thousand feet he performed his usual contortionist feat anyway, straining to catch a glimpse of the capital off on the northern horizon. It was definitely dimmer, but not completely blacked out. What would be the point? Modern sensors meant that pilots no longer had to feel their way through darkened enemy airspace,
Lyons, and by the arrival of outside agitators from throughout the EU. Most official border crossing points have been closed, but that means nothing. The borders aren’t simply porous. They largely do not exist and haven’t for years. Additionally, we have very strong indications of government-level assistance for some of this cross-border movement, especially of skinhead gangs from the eastern regions of Germany into the main metropolitan areas of France. The numbers involved are nontrivial. We
than your life. People will pay you to get them away from that.” “American refugees?” She pondered the thought aloud. The richest, whitest refugees in the world. It was a bizarre thought, but entirely logical when you thought about where events were headed, or indeed where they were right now. “Where would we take them? Alaska? Hawaii? The last I heard, people were leaving Hawaii, not going there. I don’t think they’re even letting new people in. Same with Seattle, I think. Aid shipments in,
drizzle had stopped for now. She could see that the pavement and road were still slicked with acidic rain, but for now they could move about without the irritation of burning skin and stinging eyes. Caitlin checked the room for the last time, making sure they weren’t leaving some vital piece of gear behind in the rush. The GPS batteries were dead, but the satellite system itself, or at least the link to it, was increasingly patchy, so the unit stayed on the table where she’d dropped it. Between