Eclipse by John Shirley
Trade Paperback – Dover – Oct 2017 – 358 pages
This gripping cyberpunk novel — the first in a trilogy — envisions a future in which the economy of the United States has crashed, while the Soviet Union not only remains intact but invades Western Europe. With the collapse of NATO, governments have abdicated control to an ostensibly private antiterrorist and security firm, the Second Alliance. But the fascist mercenaries of the alliance are working from a hidden agenda, and their only challenge comes from the New Resistance, a rogues’ gallery of rebels who battle mind control and weapons of mass destruction with sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.