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Tianming – Mandate of Heaven Kindle Edition
This is a reluctant journalist's tale of geopolitical conflict and geologic catastrophe that upends the worldwide status quo. The United States is on the brink. Economic and geologic calamities threaten to dissolve the nation. A farsighted president, Moses Orestes, strives to save the republic he loves. Yellowstone and the Canary Islands erupt as half the US population relocates north into Canada. Failing governments take advantage of the fact that the world's policeman is down for the count. Nuclear skirmishes reshape western and southern Asia. Will any nations step up to take responsibility and right these wrongs? In what could be another nuclear showdown, an unlikely hero saves the former USS John F. Kennedy. A mysterious agency, CWNS, hires Michael Babbage, a freelance reporter, to analyze and document this unfolding history. But how is it that so many people he knows have to die if he is merely an observer? Is he next? His recruiter, Buck Jefferies, advised him: "Always read the fine print before you sign up." Why is all this happening? It's the Mandate of Heaven. George Washington warned us about it long ago.
"Not only is it thought provoking, but the characters and the situations that they are thrust into are a joy to read ...The characters are all well developed and by the end of the narrative things start to weave together in a pleasing and surprising manner." - Red City Review, September 19, 2013
- ASIN : B00D9XB9ZA
- Publisher : Mandated Memoranda Publishing LLC; 1st edition (June 7, 2013)
- Publication date : June 7, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 724 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 217 pages
- Lending : Enabled
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 6, 2013
Skillfully crafted, this is powerful fiction. Although the geologic catastrophes seem improbable, the story line is frighteningly plausible. The story illustrates the danger of current thinking in America and the importance of good leaders. The authors describe detailed military operations and state-of-the-art technical innovations. By giving attention to detail and providing interesting characters, the book captivated me. I could see what was happening, but I could also breeze by things that were too complicated and not miss the story. And there is a human story throughout. It is easy to feel empathy for the main character, Michael Babbage, an unsure reporter who grows into a capable, if still fallible, clandestine news journalist. I was riveted by the solid and creative story line that shifts scenes like a movie.
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 13, 2013
Entertaining quick-read, well worth the time (and cost). I enjoyed the story, and thought it was very well-written. Looking forward to more from these authors.
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 23, 2013
This is a thought provoking book on what could be a large chain of events in the near future of the US. Loved that there's so much undercurrent of current event tie-ins in here. I thought it was a great read by what might or might not be a first time writer, as the author ends up being part of the story itself! Very clever woven in tie to the author and the story - a must-read biography at the end. I thought it was very intriguing that the character's names had extreme significance - for instance - President Moses! Given that opening speech by the fictional President, the author may be a very clever speech-writer him/herself.
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