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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey (August 2, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345508432
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345508430
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #349,335 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

William C. Dietz is the bestselling author of Resistance: The Gathering Storm, HALO: The Flood, and Hitman: Enemy Within, plus thirty other science fiction novels, some of which have been translated into German, Russian, and Japanese. He grew up in the Seattle area, served as a medic with the navy and the Marine Corps, and graduated from the University of Washington. Dietz worked as a surgical technician, news writer, college instructor, television producer, and director of public relations for an international telephone company prior to embarking on a full-time writing career.

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New York Times bestselling author William C. Dietz has published more than forty novels some of which have been translated into German, French, Russian, Korean and Japanese. Dietz also wrote the script for the Legion of the Damned game (i-Phone, i-Touch, & i-Pad) based on his book of the same name--and co-wrote SONY's Resistance: Burning Skies game for the PS Vita.
Dietz grew up in the Seattle area, spent time with the Navy and Marine Corps as a medic, graduated from the University of Washington, lived in Africa for half a year, and has traveled to six continents.

Dietz has been employed as a surgical technician, college instructor, news writer, television producer and Director of Public Relations and Marketing for an international telephone company. Dietz is a member of the Writer's Guild and the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.

He and his wife live near Gig Harbor Washington where they enjoy traveling, kayaking, and reading books. For more information about William C. Dietz and his work visit: williamcdietz.com

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This was a real page-turner with vivid action and dynamic storyline.
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Loaded with action, game fans and other readers will relish the Resistance.
Harriet Klausner
Great woman warrior sniper to complement the one man army die hard avenger.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ILovemyhubbySD on June 5, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This was a real page-turner with vivid action and dynamic storyline. Good entertainment, although I wish humanity would band together against such a powerful threat. Just goes to show the darkest elements of society will continually try to exert authority over other people, even in the face of total annihilation. The aliens have technology on their side, but the good humans band together using basic real weapons and wits to survive and win epic battles.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on August 16, 2011
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In 1948, the alien Chimera landed in Russia. A year later Europe is overrun. By 1952, 160 million Americans are dead with survivors living underground. In July 1953, the President of the United States, former Undersecretary of Agriculture, Tom Voss and a small unit are in New York. They need to take out a tower that cools down the atmosphere enabling the ruthless adversaries to acclimate and escort Russian expatriate Dr. Maliken to a safe house as he has created a vaccine against the Chimera toxin that either kills humans or turns them into monsters.

In Deep Home, Colorado, Alvin Locke hires former Army Lieutenant turned runner Joseph Capelli to escort him to his sister's home in Haven, Oklahoma. Considered a traitor for assassinating hero Nathan Hale, Capelli believes he did the right thing as his mentor was turning. However, Hale is inside his mind making Capelli believe he is a head case. Capelli, his dog Rowdy and Locke begin a suicidal journey in which the chimera, their human monsters and humans are lethal.

In the Lucky Buckle Mine, Colorado, inmate 26301 has a plan to rescue other convicts trapped inside a cave in. Her overseer Boss Cooper takes her to the top gun vicious Brewster who tells Inmate Susan Farley to see him after she finishes her rescue mission. Farley plans to kill him and escape.

The novelization prequel to the Resistancetm 3 videogame is a terrific alternate historical thriller that obviously ties to the game, but reads like an independent novel with three major subplots. Besides the clever post-apocalyptic landscape filled with destruction, there is romance that brings hope. Loaded with action, game fans and other readers will relish the Resistance.

Harriet Klausner
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Leighonkindle on January 3, 2013
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I'm a big fan of the franchise and Dietz manages to fill in the gaps of the game world timelines with well written stories. I loved every minute of this book. It was exciting and action packed with believable solid characters that tie in seamlessly with the games.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By GRA on June 19, 2012
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I really liked this book. It is post appocalyptic but done by someone who knows a bit about military tactics so its not a computer game come to life where the heros bullets work but the bad guys dont. Good characterisations. Some plot reveals and a lot of action and interest. The good guys dont win all the fights.
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By Foxtrot Romeo on December 28, 2013
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First time reading William C. Dietz. Fast paced action. Great woman warrior sniper to complement the one man army die hard avenger. Good stuff!
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I am lucky enough to have a fun book trade with a few people in my life. One of those people is my 16-year-old son. I proposed the book trade idea to him a couple of years ago to continue to give us something in common since he was a full blown teenage boy. It goes like this; if he reads a book he thinks is really exceptional, he recommends it to me and I give him a book title in return. Then we both read the book. It isn't always a smooth process. Sometimes it takes a while before we catch up to each other. At the moment, I have a couple of reads to go before I can recommend another book to him.

I am working on it, though! I read "Resistance: A Hole in the Sky" By William C. Dietz (2011). He read it before summer. One of the many things I love about this trade is being reminded of what good taste he has in books. "Resistance: A Hole in the Sky" is a solid four star read.
Fifty pages into the book I had to remind myself that this wasn't even one of my many "normal" genres. It is a prequel to the Playstation 3 videogame Resistance 3.

Aliens have invaded North America. One man, Joe Capelli, is still fighting the good fight. He's trying to keep the last of the humans from being turned into aliens. He's a good guy facing a serious loss of credibility. You see, he saw a superior officer becoming an alien and took action. The problem is no one else noticed, so he was considered a traitor and ejected from the Army.

Capelli has a great sidekick named Rowdy. Rowdy isn't any particular breed of dog. He's a loyal fighter and an excellent companion. Together they face the travails of scratching out an existence, doling out justice to human and alien baddies, fall in love with a beautiful woman who is as tough as they are, and live to fight another day.

The world has a chance with the Capelli's on our side. Watch out, Chimeras.
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