Hidden Empire

Hidden Empire

Book - 2009
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The war of words between right and left collapsed into a shooting war, and raged between the high-technology weapons on each side, devastating cities and overrunning the countryside.

At the close of Empire , political scientist and government adviser Averell Torrent had maneuvered himself into the presidency of the United States. And now that he has complete power at home, he plans to expand American imperial power around the world.

Opportunity comes quickly. There's a deadly new plague in Africa, and it is devastating the countryside and cities. President Torrent declares American solidarity with the victims, but places all of Africa in quarantine until a vaccine is found or the disease burns itself out. And he sends Captain Bartholomew Coleman, Cole to his friends, to run the relief operations and protect the American scientists working on identifying the virus. If Cole and his team can avoid dying of the plague, or being cut down by the weapons of fearful African nations, they might do some good. Or they might be out of the way for good.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2009
ISBN: 9780765359711
9780765320049
Branch Call Number: CARD
Characteristics: 335 p

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LauraSteinert
Jun 02, 2017

Timely even in 2017, and probably important to read. Sadly Cord got preachy several times which sort of spoiled the book for me.

JCLNickWB Aug 12, 2016

A simple and fun read!

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Guppyking
Oct 31, 2014

This book scared the living daylights out of me

I never got past the second chapter

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Nigiri
Jun 02, 2014

While the first book was interesting, elements of this sequel took my breath away. Specifically, some of the youngest characters in this story seized my attention and didn't let it go. In my opinion they stole the show. Two boys from completely different backgrounds choose to take terrible risks to help the victims of an epidemic. Their character arcs, threaded throughout the bigger story, made for some of the most powerful fiction I've ever read. Just don't expect a light, happy read. Card respects children too much to make things artificially easy for them, especially when they take on responsibility that most adults would be terrified of.

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artsyred
Dec 26, 2010

wonderful series for the sci fi buff

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jason2009
Feb 10, 2010

horrible horrible horrible.
Severe disappointment.

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