In Rigged, the plot to replace President Sachs (a Trump-like president) is discovered and exposed. In Peacekeepers, America reaches its boiling point thanks to that plot, and a Un “peacekeeping force” intervenes, ostensibly at the request of Senator Tate, who ran against Sachs and “won” because of the fraud and manipulation. In Invasion, the third book in the Falling Empire series, all of that leads to open war, the US military battling it out against a UN force composed of Russian, German, French, Dutch, and Canadian soldiers.
Our allies have turned on us. Even those that aren’t in a state of open war with the republic President Sachs is attempting to preserve, such as the UK and India, are useless and provide little help. Russian and Chinese bombers strike high-value American targets. From the Pacific Northwest to the Great Plains to the Northeast, America is a battlefield. Abrams and Leapord tanks battle each other in the heartland, paratroopers and light infantry fight in forests, fields, and cities. Russian troops land in the Carribean as the high-tech air forces of the world scream across American skies, bombing targets and battling for control of the heavens in desperate dogfights.
Worst of all, thanks to financing from the same dark money groups that got Tate (the challenger to President Sachs that is now allied with the globalist elites invading America) “elected” funds militia groups that turn all of America into a battlefield. In Democrat cities and the bluest of blue states, such as California, brother turns on brother as Antifa goons and similarly-minded traitors take foreign money and arms and turn their sights on their countrymen. In a nasty civil conflict that makes the guerilla war waged by Jesse James and the rest of Quantrill’s Raiders in Missouri during the Civil War seem tame, Americans battle each other in a merciless war for control. The specter of civil conflict painted by Rosone and Watson in Invasion is horrifying, not just because of its merciless nature, but because it seems so real and likely.
And, in addition to all that, the war is being fought between nuclear powers. The US has a might nuclear arsenal. The Chinese, somewhat involved in the conflict in Invasion, have a nuclear arsenal, as do the Russians and French. With strategic bombers hammering targets in every nation involved, including the residences of high-level civilian leadership, it appears doubtful that nuclear conflict could be avoided. So, the reader is left on the edge of his seat, wondering if the horrific conflict taking place along the Northern border and in our cities will expand into a nuclear holocaust that leaves no winners or survivors.
Invasion might be the best book written by Rosone and Watson I’ve yet read, including their other series. That’s because it’s a book in which all bets are off. In the Monroe Doctrine books and the series that begins with Battlefield Ukraine, the wars fought are massive and brutal, but there are rules. The sides are fighting for geopolitical advantage, not ideology. Even more, the wars in those books are waged between nation-states, not militia forces from the same nation battling it out as Bloody Bill Anderson fought the Red Legs.
Thanks to those changes in situation, the war imagined by Rosone and Watson is one without rules or mercy. Torture isn’t just permitted, it’s encouraged. Strikes that would lead to massive civilian casualties might be viewed with horror, but are carried out nonetheless. Quarter is neither given nor expected as both sides raise the black flag. The truly horrifying conflict described in the pages of Invasion is one that we should hope we don’t have to fight, but know deep down that we might one day need to. It speaks to our fears and darkest impulses.
Invasion is a fabulous novel. Because of the circumstances that led to it, the conflict the novel is about is a unique one for Americans to contemplate. The battles are well-described and creatively imagined. The tactics used by both sides are reminiscent of the Second World War; bombers level civilian targets, massive battles take place, and the ideological nature of the conflict leads to both sides throwing away the scabbard, so to speak.
If you read it, as I highly recommend that you do, you’ll think quite a bit about what such a war might be like and just how devastating that would be.
By: Gen Z Conservative.