Ashes of Victory

A Novel
Narrated by: George Newbern
Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
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From the New York Times best-selling author of DEFCON One, Joe Weber, and R. J. Pineiro, the acclaimed author of Without Mercy, comes a new novel of global terrorism and international conflict.

The unthinkable has happened. The United States is under attack. From the sea and the sky, the devastating attacks come, crippling the US military's ability to respond. Thousands have been killed and injured.

For President Cord Macklin, this is the greatest challenge of his life. Greater than risking his life in the skies over Vietnam and greater than guiding the country through some of the most trying times in its history. But none has been more trying than this.

Below the sea, a predator stalks the pride of America's Navy: its aircraft carriers. Deadly and silent, this killer seems able to elude all efforts to find it.

In the skies over the Pacific, a belligerent China flexes its muscles, seeing an opportunity to exploit America's sudden vulnerability. As Chinese and American fighters play a deadly game of chicken, high above the US fleet, one wrong move could plunge the world into war.

Behind all of it, a Saudi prince and a rogue Chinese general pull the strings of their many puppets, acting in concert to achieve their joint goal: the crippling of the United States of America.

Yet the greatest threat remains to be seen. Can the president and his cabinet defuse the situation? Can a top-secret team of spies and Navy SEALs find and stop the perpetrators before the very balance of global power shifts?

From Asia to the Middle East, America finds herself at war, stretched thinner than she has ever been.

©2018 Joe Weber (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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Two stars deducted for poor editing

Great story and a good performance. I must have downloaded the children's version by accident as some explatives are edited out. Very annoying. Some of the editing is very choppy and poorly done. Sounds very DYI.

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Good story just lost technically

Overall the story was good but what absolutely killed me was the writing on the submarine part. Our subs are easily sunk but the enemy has a super midget sub.

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Very believable in today's turbulent times

Great book. Fast paced and technically accurate. I enjoyed every minute. I was sad to see it end.

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Lots of action but all unrelated

This nook goes in multiple dirtat the same time. All to uncover a China plot. Not tightly written and not worth a credy

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  • GregP
  • 01-30-19

A worthy successor to Red Storm arising

A cracking yarn, and the narrator did a pretty good job. “Deedle-Deedle!” is perhaps the strangest catchphrase in modern literature. And the president seemed a pretty decent guy.