Resistance: A Hole in the Sky is an indirect sequel to The Gathering Storm. It is being written by William C. Dietz. The book takes place after Nathan Hale's death at the end of Resistance 2 and before Resistance 3: It follows Joseph Capelli.
On August 22, 2010 William C. Dietz announced that the book will be out October 25, 2011. On December 17th it was later announced that the release date for the book had been pushed forward to July 25th 2011  and later in June pushed back to August 2nd 2011. Amazon had listed the book to be released on July 26th 2011.
America. July 1953.
In this official prequel to Resistance 3, prospects are not looking up for planet Earth or Lieutenant Joseph Capelli. With the Chimera invasion in full swing, America has crumbled under the fierce alien juggernaut, its defenses overrun, millions dead, the rest left to fend for themselves. Many try to avoid the alien virus that turns humans into Chimeran killing machines.
Capelli may be a pariah to the army for killing hero Nathan Hale, but he is still a patriot fighting to save the country and its citizens. However, some soldiers are ready to shoot him on sight—not to mention that Hale’s beautiful sister has every reason in the world to want him stone dead. But Capelli's used to being in dangerous situations and taking crazy risks. And the next move he intends to make is pure suicide.
The story follows ex-Sentinel Joseph Capelli, Susan Farley, and remnants of the United States government from July, 1953 through to January, 1954.
Some weeks after the death of Nathan Hale, Joseph Capelli was dishonorably discharged from the military and now working as a hired runner.
Susan Farley, since her arrest for her failed assassination attempt on former President Noah Grace, is transfered to a forced labor camp in a mine to serve her corrupted handlers. She plots a breakout in which she kills the warden and makes her escape.
The current American government is led by former Secretary of the Interior, Thomas Voss, and is making efforts in distributing the Hale vaccine to the public. However, they are opposed by a loose rebel faction, calling itself the "New American Republic", led by Judge George Ramsey, seeking to become the unofficial successor to the American government.