Directive 51

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Penguin, Apr 6, 2010 - Fiction - 512 pages
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The first book in a new post-apocalyptic trilogy from "a master of the genre"

Heather O'Grainne is the Assistant Secretary in the Office of Future Threat Assessment, investigating rumors surrounding something called "Daybreak." The group is diverse and radical, and its members have only one thing in common-their hatred for the "Big System" and their desire to take it down.

Now, seemingly random events simultaneously occurring around the world are in fact connected as part of Daybreak's plan to destroy modern civilization-a plan that will eliminate America's top government personnel, leaving the nation no choice but to implement its emergency contingency program...Directive 51.
 

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User Review  - CSDaley - LibraryThing

This book was maddening. Some parts of it were really good. Others dragged on forever. The whole book had the feel of setting up the rest of the series. I will probably give the next one a chance but it won't get much of a chance. This felt like a near miss. Read full review

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User Review  - BruceCoulson - LibraryThing

I normally like disaster books and speculation, but this was terrible. From a promising start about an unusual (and improbable, but that's not a flaw per se) premise for an world-wrecking scenario ... Read full review

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Contents

Title Page
TEN DAYS
PART 3ONE HUNDRED DAYS
ONE MONTH AND TWO DAYS
AFTERWORD
Copyright

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John A. Barnes has been a journalist, writer, speaker, and television commentator whose articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Reader's Digest, and America's Civil War. He is currently a corporate communications manager with Pfizer Inc. Mr. Barnes lives in New York City.

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