No one could stop The Race, the alien invaders from a distant star who interrupted World War II. China, the Soviet Union, Japan, Nazi Germany, Britain and the United States worked together to tilt the balance in humanity's favor. Our very freedom was at stake. Finally in 1943, the Soviet Union detonated a nuclear bomb using plutonium stolen from the Race.
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But these invaders are reluctant to retaliate, wanting to preserve as much of the Earth's surface as possible for the arrival of the colonization fleet 20 years after the arrival of the invasion fleet. As lack of fuel forced people back to horses and carriages, caches of chemical and biological weapons, forbidden after World War I, are unearthed in a desperate attempt to preserve humanity's freedom. Meanwhile, a power struggle erupts among the Race when one shiplord, feeling that the fleetlord mishandled the invasion, attempts to relieve him of command. When the vote fails, the renegade shiplord defects to the United States, a move nearly unprecedented in the Race's long history. Then Americans sacrifice Chicago to a nuclear bomb built partially of plutonium stolen from the Race and some of our manufacture, forcing the war into a new phase.
The review of this Book prepared by Wayne S. Urben