MEN ARE MEN This hit my wish list the day it was offered. For years I have wondered why more authors have not explored China and China as a number..Show More » one military power. It almost seems taboo to consider the possibility. Few have considered an attack from them would include boots on the ground. Their population is their biggest weapon. Heppner did a great job exploring this possibility. He included their desire to own Taiwan. Few people probably knew that Siberia was once part of China. With World History being cut out of High School Education, we are going to need more people like Heppner to educate us. If you have read Gavin Menzies, you will most likely enjoy this. Conservatives who are worried about what happens when we cut back our military will like this. Liberals who are worried about our environment will like this. There is a lot of military techno talk and that usually turns me off, but I enjoyed it in this book. Some battle scenes go on for a long time.
IT WASN'T AUTHORITY THAT PAUL HAD DIFFICULTIES WITH, IT WAS AHOLES. Are the characters, card board cutouts? Mostly yes, but they are not that important to the story. I did enjoy Paul, who is an ex-marine who got an dishonorable discharge. I could relate to his problems due to opening his mouth too much and I DON'T KNOW HOW TO KISS A. I enjoyed the parts involving the Chairman. I was intrigued by the politics and the troubles caused by a nation without enough women. I loved the parts involving drones and their operators. I will be following this series.
I gave the narrator five stars, but he is not a top tier narrator. I did not feel he took anything away from the story, but he did not add to it either. I can not see how he could upset anybody. A lot people complain about narrators who dramatize to much, no worries here.
Normally part two is at best mediocre, but V.H. did not disappoint. I enjoyed the Preface, he calls this a “What If” story. The parallels to today’s..Show More » geopolitical events are a bit to close to shrug off. The best fiction always has some reality to it. If you could package adrenaline, ass-kicking, and patriotism into a book, then this is the one. I dinged this book by one star on the story catagory. I did this because he ends this on to much of a cliff hanger, and I hate that. Waiting for book three.
After the slow and steady climax of the story of the first two books, it was a no brainier to purchase this book. This book is the best one yet. ..Show More » The Chinese have invaded, and easily gained much territory across the Rio Grande. Each battle is a slug fest, with no clear idea of who will be a winner at the end. Both Chinese and American forces have new secret weapons.
I am guessing there will be a 4th book in the series, with new characters and new enemies, but we will have to wait and see.
This book ranks in my top five - it is believable, the characters are relatable, has suspense is bucketloads. The technology described in this book...Show More »...I would not be surprised if this is in the works in the next 20 years, scary.