This entry deals with Russia and it's an enjoyable conclusion to the Russian ark of the story. Tank battles, marine landings and most importantly political betrayal. This entry was a vast improvement over book 1 and 2. The action now moves back to China and India. One subplot that is as disturbing to me as nukes is information warfare. Much of our day to day activity relies on computers, what happens when all the ones and zeroes in the banking system turn to big fat zeroes? no need to wreck infrastructure just crash an oponents economy.
I have always been a big fan of Tom Clancy books and have been looking for a new author that writes in the same style. I am delighted to say that I have found them. I loved these books for their style where you can see the big picture, and yet they drill down to the individual soldiers on the battlefield. I give these a ripping good yarn rating, and at the same time the storyline is entirely plausible.
This latest instalment is confirmation that the authors are worthy of now exceeding the doyen Clancy. Where la Clancy leaves you up in the air. This pair address all the plots which make this series a thoroughly enjoyable read.
These books should come with a Warning!! They are so hard to put down once you start reading!! Don’t know how many cups of coffee and tea that have got cold since I started reading this series!! Can’t wait for my pre ordered next one to come out in December .
It is amazing how the author balances the objective and technical aspects with the personal experiences of the characters. He keeps you on the edge of your seat by laying out the high level strategies, intricacies and personalities in this realisticly written war novel.