*Updated Second Edition, February 2014. Included: new maps/diagrams of the battles.* The United States has descended into Civil War. The storm was rising for some time, a Resistance in the hearts of American Patriots to the strangulation of liberty by creeping authoritarianism. The scene was set. It just took a little push. A terrorist attack on the United States leads to war with Iran, followed by collapse, as the ecomy goes over the cliff. The final blow is a widespread opportunistic Chinese cyber attack, taking down the North American Power Grid. From the ashes, the Regime emerges. Liberty is dead. What remains of the United States of America is polarized. The Resistance Rises. Jack Berenger is a former Army Ranger Captain, living in rthern Virginia with his family. Following the collapse, they fall foul of Regime violence and evacuate to the farm of an old Army friend. Jack is recruited into the resistance, to train the fledgling forces in the Shenandoah Valley. The fight begins. Live Hard, Die Free. Resist.
Max Velocity is a tactical self-defense trainer and the author of 'Contact!: A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival.' Website: maxvelocitytactical.com Blog: maxvelocitytactical.blogspot.com Max Velocity is the pen name of the author, who is a lifelong soldier with extensive military experience. He has served in both the British and US Armies. He served with British Special Operations Forces; The Parachute Regiment, which is Britain's elite quick reaction force and which also provides support to the UK Tier 1 Special Forces, the Special Air Service. The author served on six operational deployments, including to Afghanistan immediately post-9/11, and also a tour training and selecting recruits for the Regiment. The author passed both Parachute Regiment selection and also UK Special Forces Aptitude Selection during his career. Following his British Army service, the author spent five years serving as a security contractor in both Iraq and Afghanistan. This included three years in Iraq and two years in Afghanistan. These roles were operational security roles that included exposure to multiple different training methods and operational schools of thought, as well as both high profile and low profile mobile operations across Iraq and Afghanistan. This included exposure to, and operations with and for, US and Coalition forces. After settling in the US, the author then joined the U.S. Army and trained as a Combat Medic and Civil Affairs Specialist; he is a U.S. Citizen and lives in the United States.