- Mass Market Paperback: 355 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (27 November 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765355221
- ISBN-13: 978-0765355225
- Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 2.6 x 17.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 181 g
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"[A] blistering read. Card plots hard-boiled action just as well as Tom Clancy, and layers in character detail and dialogue you'll never find in a Jack Ryan novel." --Entertainment Weekly on Empire
"A relentless thriller, which couldn't be timelier... Intriguing plot wrinkles come fore and aft of those basic developments, there are many deftly shaped supporting players, and major shocks explode in a split second (no Stephen King slo-mo for Card!). Moreover, all the action doesn't obscure the author's message about the dangers of extreme political polarization and the need to reassert moderation and mutual citizenship; indeed, it drives it home." --Booklist on Empire
About the Author
Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead. Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead both won Hugo and Nebula Awards, making Card the only author to win these two top prizes in consecutive years. There are seven other novels to date in The Ender Universe series. Card has also written fantasy: The Tales of Alvin Maker is a series of fantasy novels set in frontier America; his most recent novel, The Lost Gate, is a contemporary magical fantasy. Card has written many other stand-alone sf and fantasy novels, as well as movie tie-ins and games, and publishes an internet-based science fiction and fantasy magazine, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show. Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, Card directs plays and teaches writing and literature at Southern Virginia University. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, and youngest daughter, Zina Margaret.
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Card's engaging political thriller explores what could happen if America's right and left continued their descent into partisan politics — foregoing civil discourse in favor of zero-sum conflict.
Good people who agree to disagree, and then risk their lives to preserve our freedoms, are at the center of the action. Complex characters lend intrigue in a reality that's firmly rooted in military history and seems just a few steps ahead of present day.
It's a story made even more compelling in 2017’s political landscape than it was in 2006.
As a postscript, kudos to Card for making Cecily Malich the equal of her husband. She's a brilliant political strategist who complements Reuben's military prowess. Her courageous choice to prioritize home and family — while continuing as his true partner — make me long to see more of the home life so briefly glimpsed in this book.
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