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Well where to begin? I'm stunned - really I am - because this book is that good. The book proposes, in utterly believable and impeccably researched terms, a fictional Islamic takeover of British society in the near future. Alden makes us believe that this could actually happen by expertly weaving historical facts, fictional but probable scenarios and utterly believable characters, both real and imaginary. What's most memorable about this book is the bold and sympathetic characters from all sides of the great War; whether it's General Mousi, the fearsome Paratrooper tasked with seizing London and the PM, or the British Brigadier who engages on a cat-and mouse style chase with him through the British countryside, desperately trying to get a most un-Blair like and heroic PM to the safety of the Scottish mountains and the growing resistance movement. I've taken a decision to champion this book because I believe it's one of the most significant title's of our times and one that's been overlooked by the mainstream press and reviewers. I'm utterly astonished that it's not been picked up by a major publisher when it clearly warrants and deserves the support of a giant like Pan or Corgi. This is a superb text that could have been written by a Frederick Forsythe or Robert Ludlum. My only criticism is that Alden makes a few minor technical errors on tactics and equipment - but what the hell, we all do - even the so-called experts, so again it's a minor sin in an otherwise mammoth and heroic piece of work. --Steven McLaughlin, Author of Squaddie: A Soldier's Story Mainstream Publishing
This book moves you through it at pace. Tight language, easily digestible scenarios which evolve into a tense plotline that can be believed. I barrelled through this book in about two days, purely because it is so well written. Enjoyable to a fault, it takes you to where the plot plays out and you can visualise the development of each phase. This is the work of someone who understands global trends, campaign management and, above all, the intricacies that can unravel even the most carefully put together plan. Alden writes well and tells it without xenophobic rancour or ideological bent. The Arab spring is mentioned as the start of the unification, the credit crunch referenced as the cause of our long lasting economic woes. There are indicators that could provide the opportunity, as long as the Chinese aren't too powerful too soon, the Russians find their gas supplies are finite and the Americans revert to their isolationist policies. Overall, this is a great read and one to enjoy. Of course I wouldn't want to end on a negative point but you better carry another book with you as you will finish this very quickly, as it's written very well and you don't want to put it down. --ARRSE Army Rumour Service, The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are mere footnotes in history, the west finally banished from the Middle East as a powerful new Caliphate unites the Islamic world to form the super-state of Arabia. While Europe wallows in a deep economic depression, rising food and oil prices spark growing social unrest across the continent. In Downing Street, Prime Minister Harry Beecham struggles with a country in crisis. Desperate to find a way out and seeking to forge new ties with an isolated America, Harry is summoned to an urgent security meeting and informed that a large number of surveillance targets have suddenly disappeared off the grid. Something was happening, but what? Elsewhere, on a busy street in south London, Hishi Khan, a British intelligence operative, is frantically trying to reacquire one such surveillance target. He has been tracking the man for some time but now the target has shrugged off his surveillance and escaped on foot after a brutal shooting outside an underground station. For Kirsty Moore, the day has been spent recovering after partying too hard the previous evening. She's relaxing on her third-floor balcony in west London when a van rolls quietly to a stop behind her apartment block. Overhead, a British Airways jet drowns out her screams as surface-to-air missiles are launched into the summer sky... Operation Swift Sword has begun. The initial assaults are carried out by sleeper teams, heavily-armed deep-cover operatives whose tasks include neutralizing police and military units, seizing power plants and media stations and spreading chaos and anarchy across the continent. Their actions would create a power vacuum, one that will be filled by the Islamic armies that have just received the order to advance. Their destination, Europe itself. Trapped in Whitehall by the sudden and devastating chaos, Harry is herded into the basement beneath Number Ten and told the most terrible news - Britain is under attack. Power has been cut to the city, communications are down, there's no command structure and the armed forces are in disarray. The only option left is to escape the city before it falls. Fleeing through an emergency tunnel system with a team of Special Forces soldiers, Harry and the survivors attempt to reach Alternate One, the highly secret crisis management complex where refuge must surely be found. Yet as Europe buckles under the Islamic onslaught it becomes increasingly clear that sanctuary must lie elsewhere, far to the north, where the final battle for survival will trigger the largest evacuation ever witnessed as war erupts along the Scottish border. The face of Europe is about to change, moulded by a series of events that will have repercussions far into the future.
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