Year of publication: 2001
Sequence of author: Net force(№6)
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Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Steve Perry Breaking Point “The issue before us is one of no ordinary character. We are not engaged in a conflict for conquest, or for aggrandizement, or for the settlement of a point of international law. The question for you to decide is, Will you be slaves or will you be independent?” — President Jefferson Davis. Confederate States of America. Jackson, Mississippi. December 26, 1862 PART ONE The Lines Are Down PROLOGUE Friday, December 23, 2012—7:03 A.M. Scranton, Pennsylvania Cameron Barnes jabbed one finger at the phone’s keyboard, hitting the “O” button over and over. “Dammit, what the hell’s wrong! C’mon, C’mon—!” From the kitchen, Victoria said, “What?” “I’m not talking to you, I’m talking to the stupid phone!” Victoria stuck her head through the doorway. “Excuse me?” “The phone, the phone is out of order. No dial tone, nothing.” “Use your digital.” ...