The Line of Departure

The Line of Departure

A Postapocalyptic Novel

Book - 2015
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"A gripping new novel from one of the best-known names in survivalist fiction. Former Marine-turned-author, G. Michael Hopf grabs readers from page one with his breathtaking blend of action, adventure, and political intrigue. The End-the first book in Hopf 's New World series-has sold more than 50,000 copies, and word of mouth is quickly building on the series as a whole. In the fourth book, The Line of Departure, the United States is on the brink of total anarchy in the wake of a super-EMP attack. Gordon Van Zandt and his family have managed to beat the odds so far, but can they survive once war erupts?"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Plume, 2015
ISBN: 9780142181522
0142181528
Characteristics: viii, 354 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number: HOPF, G

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EuSei Jul 27, 2015

I guess only a white, male Evil Conservative Republican would please our friends from the left... ;-) Anyway, a great read. Highly recommend. The titles are, in order: "The End," "The Long Road," "Sanctuary," and "The Line of Departure." (Ask your library to purchase the whole series!)

LRS1969 Jun 06, 2015

Note that this is actually Book 4 in Series (ClevNet doesn't have 1 and 2). The whole series is terrible. Poor spelling, grammar, cardboard characters, etcetera. The political editorializing is vile. The defining of our military people (who were apparently GREAT with his unit) is vile and borderline treasonous.

The elected representative who personifies Evil Weak Liberalism in the fictional O'Reilly interview (Bk 1) isn't just an Evil Liberal Democrat. But also an ethnic MINORITY (Hispanic) and a FEMALE! I was highly disgusted.

And as to Iran's interest in attacking our weakness via an EMP Weapon's attack?

An "EMP Weapon" is simply (for attacking large areas) a very large mega-tonnage nuclear device detonated at a very high - but not too high - altitude (very high as in several hundred kilometers of altitude and centrally detonated over estimated coverage area). And multiple ones would be needed to take out all of North America, plus more to take out the Far East and Europe!

Plus the military has most of its extremely critical electronic components shielded from EMP bursts and capable of counterattack against anyone who would launch such an attack (due to the REQUIREMENT to get the devices to high altitude, enemy missiles would be readily tracked back to firing point by NORAD).

Note that in "Warday" (a VG post apocalyptic novel) that the initial Soviet attack was started by the detonation of SIX 10 megaton H-bombs in 2 triangular patterns to develop an EMP burst via overlapping radius to take out "most" electronics in the United States, but by their very nature leaving Alaska, Hawaii, naval carrier groups and nuclear subs at sea UNTOUCHED.

With the protected status of our ICBM force, SAC, spy satellites, NORAD, etc., and advanced warning given in REAL life, retaliation would be immediate. And ANY foe would know that the destruction to their country would be much worse.

And then technical diffIculties - it takes a long time to get nukes down to the size where even small yield devices can be launched plus develop a missile with extreme accuracy - the Soviets during the Cold War never were able to reach that degree of super accuracy.

Our other perception problem with Iran developing a nuclear weapon is that Iran's PRIMARY enemy is nuclear armed Israel. And yet a nuclear armed Iran would realize that a nuclear attack on Israel would result in massive retaliation by Israel.

For EMP, nuclear weapons, and ICBM information:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_electromagnetic_pulse

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_pulse_in_fiction_and_popular_culture

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapons

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapon_design

(For EMP bursts one needs to develop h-bombs as atomic bombs have max limit of 500 kilotons and 10 megatons are needed for a large EMP burst and then multiple dispersed devices required to cover just the United States)

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_warfare

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_of_nuclear_explosions

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclear_weapons

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_states_with_nuclear_weapons

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapons_delivery

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_bomber

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatre_ballistic_missile

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short-range_ballistic_missile

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium-range_ballistic_missile

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermediate-range_ballistic_missile

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intercontinental_ballistic_missile

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ICBMs

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_ICBMs

Ignorance in this Age of Information is so offensive as to be am abomination!!! And, giving up the Moral High Ground is NEVER excusable!

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