The Voice of Freedom

By Raymond Benson; John Milius

Del Rey Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345527158, 325pp.

Publication Date: January 25, 2011


America may be reeling from endless recessions and crippling oil wars, but hack reporter Ben Walker never expected to see his homeland invaded and occupied by a reunified Korea—now a formidable world power under Kim Jong-il’s dictator son.

The enemy’s massive cyberattack is followed by the detonation of an electromagnetic pulse that destroys technology across the United States. Communications, weapons, and defense systems are rendered useless; thousands perish as vehicles suddenly lose power and passenger jets plummet to the ground. 

Fleeing the chaos of Los Angeles, Walker discovers that although America’s military has been scattered, its fighting spirit remains. Walker joins the soldiers as they head east across the desert, battling Korean patrols—and soon finds his own mission. Walker reinvents himself as the Voice of Freedom, broadcasting information and enemy positions to civilian Resistance cells via guerrilla radio.  

But Walker’s broadcasts have also reached the ears of the enemy. Korea dispatches its deadliest warrior to hunt the Voice of Freedom and crush the ever-growing Resistance before it can mount a new war for American liberty.

About the Author
Raymond Benson is the author of The Facts of Death, Zero Minus Ten, High Time to Kill and the novelizations of Tomorrow Never Dies and The World Is Not Enough. He is a director of The Ian Fleming Foundation. Benson lives and works in the Chicago area.

Author of over 48 books and more than 325 articles, auction catalogues, book introductions and monographs, Wilson's career in the world of history, art, firearms and hunting began with internships while an undergraduate at Carleton College (Northfield, MN), at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), the Royal Armouries, H.M. Tower of London, and the Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford, CT). He was appointed the Atheneum's Curator of Firearms at the age of 23. Wilson's research and writing have led to innumerable trips worldwide, including nine expeditions to Africa (the first in 1970). Among his published works are four official company histories: Colt, Winchester, Ruger and Beretta. More than a dozen of his titles have been published by Random House, Simon & Schuster, Abbeville Press, Crown, and Ballantine. Several of his works are also in French, German and Italian, and six of his books were done in collaboration with renowned photographer, author and adventurer, Peter Beard. The Colt Heritage: The Official History of Colt Firearms, is the only firearmsrelated book ever nominated for the American Book Award, publishing's equivalent of an Oscar. Wilson is a professional member of the Boone and Crockett Club, and was coexecutive producer-with the Hon. William E. Simon-of the hunting and conservation documentary film, "In the Blood." In 2004 Wilson received the coveted "Jack Slack Writer of the Year" award, from Leupold & Stevens, as well as the "Sport Shooting Ambassador" award from the World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities.