The last battle for freedom is underway....
By the end of Glenn Beck’s number-one best-selling political thriller The Overton Window, a young rebel named Molly Ross had torn aside the curtain to reveal a shadow war being waged for the future of America. In the six months since then, her fight for freedom hasn’t gone well. Marked as traitors and hunted by ruthless government-sanctioned mercenaries using the most advanced surveillance technologies ever created, Ross and her "Founders' Keepers" find themselves cornered and standing alone. but the fight is far from over.
The battle lines in this bitter rivalry are as old as civilization itself: On one side, an unlikely band of ordinary Americans, ready to make their last stand in defense of self-rule, freedom, and liberty - and on the other, an elite cabal of self-styled tyrants who believe that unlimited power should be wielded only by the chosen few. That group, led by an aging, trillionaire puppet-master named Aaron Doyle, will stop at nothing to destroy the myth that man is capable of ruling himself.
As Doyle prepares to make his final move toward a dark, global vision for humanity's future, new allies join the fight and old enemies change sides. In the midst of it all, Molly draws together a small but devoted group willing to risk their lives to infiltrate one of the most secure locations on earth - a place holding long-standing secrets that, if revealed, would forever change the way Americans view their rare, extraordinary place in history. Exposing these truths, and the real-life game of chess being played for mankind’s freedom, is their last chance to save the country they love.
©2013 Glenn Beck (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
I read, or listen to books to help me do better professionally. But I also like to read books on politics and US History!
The story was interesting and kept me engaged. I love the way real world is mixed with speculation...speculation that I can see as possible!
It makes you think!
Is this where America is headed?
This was rough. Even read the first one of this series but it just went way out there. Too many giant leaps without telling us how you got there. Don't usually start and not finish but that was the case with this one.
As I listened to this book, I was amazed at how it mirrored today's news. Uncanny. I remember listening to Glenn Beck last summer stating that he was not going to release the book until the time was right. Well the time was definitely right. Took me a little time to get oriented back into the characters from the Overton Window, but once I was in sync, it was fast paced and, as always, an eye opener.
I would recommend this book to all.
Left me wanting more.
The entire beginning chapter and how they escaped capture. Chilling executed.
Yes I would.
A solid, complex, chilling, political thriller that spins a confusing web of story styles into an all encompassing over view of modern day progressive liberalism and the truly evil agenda that it encapsulates.
I bought the audio book version of the book today from Audible and listened to all afternoon. I have to say that over all the book is pretty entertaining, chilling, and somewhat interesting. However it had a rather blatant disjointed, haphazard, mufti-authored, disconnect to it that made it very confusing to listen too, let along, I assume, to read. While I found the story to be chilling I also found that the way in which it was assembled had me wondering if I had missed a few chapters of the previous book, The Overton Window.
To me the book seemed filled with chapters that were well written, enjoyably suspenseful, insightful, yet seemingly written by many different authors. This effect brought a sincere sense of confusion to the over all flow of the story and to the book as a whole.
While much of the book was filled with political insight into the minds and ideology of hard core progressive liberalists, a significant portion delved into what I thought to be the heart and soul of those involved in the events encapsulated by the story. The book can be summed up as; A truly chilling mosaic of current political events spun out of control by agents of willful chaos and those who are caught up within the struggle and those who choose to just "ignore" the reality that surrounds them. Freedom is nothing more than what we are given by those who know there is no freedom but what freedom they grant to us.
All in all this is a good political thriller written in the multiple story telling styles of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and Glenn Beck. A truly chilling tale of the evil that is modern day progressive liberalism and how it is progressing through the body of liberty and killing it from within. Apart from the disjointed feel of the story, the over all story is outstanding and relevant to the issue we are facing in today's world. A solid book worthy of a place on any ones book shelf.
I enjoyed it - if you lisen closely Mr Beck threads in real life events into the fiction.
Might get his other, older fiction book
Clearly a great follow-up was needed to the Overton Window and this delivered. More of the plan laid bare and a little more realization of the Liberties that are ours to protect.
I was so ready to love it. I wanted to love it. I tried. The first 30 seconds I could not even focus on the text. All I could think about was the voice. Could he breath alright? Why so low? Too many cigarettes? It was brutalizing work to continue to chapter 1. Surely it would get better.
BUT IT DIDN'T! The first chapter sounded like an automated voice, not even human. By chapter 2 I had given up hope. The various voices? I could never slip into the illusion that anyone other than the reader was speaking.
SIGH... I can't listen any farther. And not because its a poor text. Beck should never have allowed a switch in readers on this second book. I am convinced this reader has ruined the series.
This work of faction (Fiction based on facts) is positively Orwellian in it's prediction of where our country is potentially heading. The facts used in the story and any creative license taken with them are listed at the end of the book. This could be our country in five years (or less). In keeping with our founders ideology, Benjamin Franklin said that those who would sacrifice freedom for security do not deserve either one. Indeed.
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