A Novel

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In Russia, the military is anxious to assert its military strength and regain its role as a superpower. The Russian President refuses to greenlight a bold plan to disable American strategic nuclear capability and retake Ukraine and the Baltic States, fearing the potential consequences of involving nuclear weapons. But the generals won't have it and at the first opportunity, they overthrow the president in a military coup. Then they use a narrow window to initiate their bold plan--the Zolotov option--which will render all of America's B2 bombers and ballistic missiles useless. With the U.S. off the board, they swiftly invade Ukraine with an overwhelming force, an invading Army that even NATO can't hope to resist. Now, it's game on. Without their primary weapons, the U.S. has to find a way to fight back on multiple fronts. If they're to have any chance, they'll have to overcome the malware that has grounded their ballistic missiles and planes, as well as secretly land a SEAL team to help rescue the imprisoned Russian President, and help retake control from the forces that are driving Europe into a continental war.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250164650
Branch Call Number: CAM
Characteristics: 320 pages ; 25 cm


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Aug 20, 2019

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Nov 06, 2019

Oh! what have those dirty Ruskies got up to now? Well,

- Some of them are vile sex perverts who like to hurt people;

- Most of them are mad for power and full of crazy schemes of vengeance;

- They have a Cunning Plan to cripple and humiliate the You Ess Hay.

Sound familiar? Monotonously so? I devour international Armageddon-themed potboilers like they were cheese puffs, but I've reached my limit with this one. It's not the cliches - Bach wrote hundreds of fugues but never ran out of new things to express with them - it's more the absolute dead flatness of the prose. It's like the author had his lawyer go through the text and eliminate anything that he shouldn't present in court. What the reader is left to deal with is an interminable parade of dreary declarative sentences spoken by intangible nonentities. I struggled through 51 flat grey pages without detecting one sign of life. Then I gave up. Oh the shame.

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