Armageddon is a humorous book, a fast paced action novel that's as much of a wild-ride, as irresistibly funny and full of the same irreverent humour, satire, colourful characters and quizzical situations as Dreams From The Death Age (the first book of 'The Baker Trilogy').
As the cataclysm that was set in motion in Dreams From The Death Age approaches and chaos on the planet deepens Leandra Loveless, the U.S. National Security Adviser decides to take over the Government from an insane President Albert Sebastian Slusch. Her dangerously bizarre idea to get it back on track is by plotting nuclear war against the unarmed East African Nation of Ganjania. And on the other side of the globe Fleet Commander Admiral Bean, who is also clearly losing his mind, is intent on carrying out Leandra’s orders.
Captain Elizabeth Bueno, the commander of the aircraft carrier USS Kilehuela, can’t believe what she’s being ordered to do. She can't help thinking, has everyone completely lost the plot? Are the leaders of her country and in the Pentagon so lacking a conscience and so giddy from the desire for power that they no longer understand the consequences of their selfish acts? Or more chilling - do they really care?
She is faced with a choice that no human with a heart and soul should ever have to face. Does she carry out her orders as she vowed to do when she swore allegiance to flag and country, likely destroying an unarmed country? Or follow her conscience and wilfully defy her government at the risk of losing her own life and damaging the sacred principles of the chain of command? Is either choice even possible?
You'll have to read the book to find out what happens!
Book length: 573 pages
The first book in 'The Baker Trilogy'. is Dreams from the Death Age, the second is Armageddon and the third, Genesis Revisited, is yet to come.
Have read both books in the series & can't wait for the next one. They are full of humour & thought provoking.
I highly recommend it, have become a fan of this author.
After reading the first one, I immediately purchased the second book, Armageddon, which I thoroughly enjoyed.