The Last Centurion

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The Last Centurion
The Last Centurion (John Ringo novel - cover art).jpg
Cover of Paperback Edition
Author John Ringo
Country United States
Language English
Genre Military science fiction, Novel
Publisher Baen Books
Publication date
August 5, 2008
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 448 p. (hardback edition)
ISBN 978-1-4165-5553-7 (hardback edition)

The Last Centurion is a 2008 stand-alone novel by John Ringo. It is written in "blog style" from the point of view of a U.S. Army officer known as "Bandit Six". The novel is set in a post apocalyptic world that has been ravaged by a brief ice age and disease.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Bandit Six, the protagonist, discusses his adventures following a withdrawal from the Middle East by U.S. Forces in a time of chaos and disease. He commands a Stryker company that is left behind in Iran to guard a U.S. military equipment depot after a worldwide outbreak of mutated bird flu. He and his company repeat the journey of the Ten Thousand to return home, where he assists in agricultural recovery efforts and leads a military operation to regain control of a major U.S. city.[2]

Themes[edit]

The novel touches on many different subjects. Although the military action is the focal point, health care, climate change, socialized medicine, disaster relief, and social responsibility are also examined in depth.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Brantford Public Library. "The last Centurion (review)". The Brantford Public Library. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Amazon.com. "Last Centurion John Ringo (review)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 

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