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Foreign Enemies And Traitors (The Enemies Trilogy Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Matthew Bracken
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Foreign Enemies And Traitors" is set in the near future in an America that is creeping steadily toward socialist tyranny, in the midst of the second Great Depression. A year after earthquakes have devastated the Tennessee Valley, survivors are resisting demands by the federal government to relocate to FEMA refugee centers. United States National Guard units have proven ineffective at forcing these survivors out of the earthquake-damaged regions, due to their reluctance to employ deadly force against fellow Americans. As a result, the president has invited so-called foreign peacekeeping battalions to do the work of forcibly relocating the holdouts. The novel follows a small group of determined survivors in their resistance to the foreign enemies, and the American traitors who are their allies.

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The Enemies List: review of Foreign Enemies And Traitors by David Codrea GUNS Magazine, June 2010 I have a rule I tell every author who sends me a book to review: I only write good ones. If I don't care for it, I'll decline to say anything. I figure it's not my place to crush someone else's labor of love. So I ventured into Matthew Bracken's latest offering, Foreign Enemies and Traitors, with a bit of trepidation. After all, I'd written reviews in this magazine for the two prior volumes in his trilogy, Enemies Foreign and Domestic (Nov. 2005) and Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista (Feb. 2007). I called the former a thrilling first novel, one that engages, grips and doesn't let up, and the latter a brave book [that] nails the probability of near-future disintegration of the Republic with terrifying prescience. And then there was Matt's handwritten note to me on the cover page of his latest: This is my best effort, it's all I can give. I hope it makes a difference. What if I didn't care for it? What if I was let down because it couldn't match the expectations the first two books instilled in me? No worries. This is the best of the bunch, and that's saying a lot. As always, Bracken writes a page-turner involving main characters you care about deeply or hate to their evil cores. This third volume is mainly Phil Carson's story, the Viet Nam veteran we met as a major supporting character in the first two novels. A hurricane has shipwrecked him in Mississippi while smuggling cargo from Central America into a vastly different country than the one he was born into. It's the Greater Depression. Following massive earthquakes, the Deep South is under the military rule of a general who is an authority unto himself. The federal government is hopelessly corrupt, presided over by a charismatic subversive who has placed fellow Marxist travelers in key positions of great power. The Northeast and Midwest reflect his socialist centralized federal control. Tennessee has been in rebellion, and the president, anxious to subdue the insurrection so he can turn his attention to the resource-rich Free States of the Northwest, has brought in foreign mercenaries. But it's not my place to tell you Matt's story. I want you to watch it unfold for yourself. It reads like a movie. Bracken paints scenes with a master's touch, so you can see where his characters are. You can feel their emotions. And when it comes to technical details, explanations of weapons systems, military protocols, intelligence capabilities--nobody does it better. Still, it's not an easy book. The details require us to pay attention. And there's much ugliness: the degradation of some, the racism, the evil (and tell me Bob Bullard, the soulless, ambitious Director of Rural Pacification doesn't qualify as a great villain!). If you haven't read the first two novels, don't let that stop you from getting this one. It reads well as a standalone book, and I can't think of a better introduction and inducement to discover the earlier works. You've given enough, Mr. Bracken. Your best is superb. Well done, sir. --GUNS Magazine, June 2010

About the Author

Matt Bracken was born in 1957 in Baltimore Maryland, and graduated from the University of Virginia in 1979 with a degree in Russian Studies. He was commissioned as a Naval officer, and served on east coast SEAL teams during the 1980s as a Special Warfare officer, including leading a SEAL detachment to Beruit Lebanon in 1983. He is also the author of "Enemies Foreign And Domestic" and "Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista."

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  • Publisher: Steelcutter Publishing (June 17, 2011)
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  • Language: English
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74 of 84 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Treason from the Left! May 23, 2009
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Will America survive the upcoming years as a "sovereign nation," or will the hideous dream of one-world government be our fate? This is the paramount issue facing America in the 21st century; it transcends all other concerns.

In Foreign Enemies and Traitors, Matt Bracken has created a brilliant Atlas Shrugged like narrative of how this issue might play out amidst the economic meltdown now consuming us. Conservatives and libertarians throughout America will take to this tale like the colonists took to Tom Paine in 1776.

As the story begins, the Second Great Depression (what Bracken has dubbed the "Greater Depression") rages throughout America. The country is splitting up geographically with several secessionist movements in response to a radical leftist administration recently ushered into power in Washington. But the country has also been struck with a horrific earthquake that levels Memphis, TN and the surrounding Mississippi River valley. This causes massive panic made all the worse by hordes of refugees, pillaging war lords, and the inevitable reversion to barbarism that such societal collapses bring.

In response to the chaos resulting from the economic depression, the secessionist movements and the earthquake, America's President has invited "foreign troops" under the aegis of U.N. control into the country to try and suppress the rebels and establish a powerful centralized government again under Washington's grip.

Mr. Bracken thrusts into this mix a cast of heroic characters with names like Boone Vikersun and Phil Carson (think Daniel and Kit if your historical memory is sluggish) -- to fight a guerrilla war in, of all places, the state of Tennessee against the overweening powers of a grotesquely corrupt Washington. Pure gold!
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49 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book Of The Year! May 18, 2009
By Lynn G.
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Matthew Bracken has exceeded my expectations with Foreign Enemies and Traitors! I just finished the third book of the trilogy and am amazed that he could write a third book that beats his first two! If you only read one book this year - this has to be the one you read! Matthew Bracken has provided another outstanding story that seems more real than fiction. It's a page-turner you can't put down! Wake up America and read what our future could hold for all of us! I can't compliment Bracken enough on the trilogy and this book makes me look forward to reading everything he writes! Bracken's books are in the "must read" category and I highly recommend them. Foreign Enemies and Traitors should make the Best Seller List!
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36 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FEAT June 9, 2009
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Matt Bracken has done it again. Foreign Enemies and Traitors is the third in his 'Enemies' trilogy.

First was Enemies Foreign and Domestic. Shootings at a stadium result in a ban of all semiauto rifles. This leads to resistance and the story of several who participate to stop and expose the tyranny'

Those efforts are only partly successful. The situation gets worse.

In Domestic Enemies the Reconquista, we see the Southwest carved up by communist hispanics as the US continues to deteriorate. It is an intricate story of how people suffer much in order to be free.

Foreign Enemies and Traitors takes place in the aftermath of two catastrophic earthquakes in the Midwest. There have been further splits amongst the States. Foreign troops are enlisted to 'pacify' a rebellious West Tennessee. The rot is almost complete for the Republic and the country is on its way to take its place in a one world government.

Again, recurring and new characters resist. They are people of honor who willingly fight to begin restoring the Constitutional Republic.

They are folks with their own faults. These are true human beings.

Villains are shall I say, quite reminiscent of current real life traitors. The events are fictitious. But, they are plausible and illustrate what is happening re the destruction of our Freedom.

Socialism/communism is rotting the fabric that made us great. Traitors who have no regard for our Freedom have labored long to see to our demise and induction into worldwide socialism.

Matt has given us three great reads that are thought provoking and challenging.

'It is meant to leave people thinking, "What would I do? When do I have to make a decision?
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book of the Series August 8, 2009
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I just finished reading Foreign Enemies AND TRAITORS, the third book in Matthew Bracken's trilogy about the changes that are currently taking place in America and how those changes might alter the character of America over the next several years. I recommend all three titles, but this one is by far the best.

I especially liked that the author takes the current news stories that we are all concerned about and takes them to their logical conclusion (why is the National Guard currently recruiting for "Internment and Relocation Specialists?" How will our creditors react when US defaults on the debt that is now mathematically impossible to repay? What will a post gun-confiscation America look like and what is the real reason for the second amendment? What will martial law look like? etc.) If you have ever thought about any of the above for more than 60 seconds or if you have reacted with skepticism at the mainstream media's explanation, then you will love this book.

The author is a former Navy SEAL and the details of the military operations described in the book are incredibly realistic. Some of your favorite characters from the previous two novels are still around, and although one could read this book without reading the previous two, I do not recommend doing so.

The icing on the cake is that the last 75 pages or so appear to have been written yesterday. The names have been changed to protect the TRAITORS but you'll recognize them all, and you will literally not be able to put the book down until you finish.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read with a few Flaws
This is an outstanding book. I read this one first not knowing it was the third one in a trilogy. There are some very annoying editing errors. Read more
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The knowledge of the author was exactly as my experiences, as a old grunt in the USMC,RICKY RECON,VIETNAM VET, 0311 Super squad, 8th & I of 45 years ago. Read more
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Excellent wrap-up to the Enemies trilogy.
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More About the Author

Matthew J. Bracken was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1957, and graduated from the University of Virginia and UDT/SEAL Training in 1979. Besides writing novels, he has also built a steel sailboat and has made several major ocean voyages.

He is currently working on a the second Dan Kilmer novel, about a former Marine sniper trying to live as a free man in an unfree world. About a hundred pages of each novel may be read on his website at

Matt has also published The Bracken Anthology, a collection of his recent non-fiction essays and short stories, including: Alas, Brave New Babylon, The Civil War 2 Cube, What I Saw at the Coup, Trapping Feral Pigs, and a dozen others. A free audio version of Alas, Brave New Babylon may be found on the Radio and Reviews page of the author's website. The running time is one hour.

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