"Superior to the Tom Clancy genre, with characters that came alive . . . and the military aspect far more realistic."--The Spectator In the Pacific--Off Korea's east coast, 185 miles south of the DMZ, six Russian-made TU-22M Backfires come in low, traveling at Mach .9. Each carries two seven-hundred-pound cluster bombs, three one-thousand-pound "iron" or high-explosive bombs, ten one-thousand-pound concrete-piercing bombs, and fifty two-hundred-pound FAEs (fuel air explosives, closely related to Napalm). In Europe--Twenty Soviet Warsaw Pact infantry divisions and four thousand tanks begin to move. They are preceded by hundreds of strike aircraft: SU-24/Fencers for ground support and MiG-29s with air-to-air Alamo and antiradiation, antiradar air-to-surface missiles, with Russian NR-30 mm tank-destroying cannon. All are pointed toward the Fulda Gap. So it begins . . .
Author: Ian Slater
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.60h x 6.00w x 1.08d
About the Author
Ian Slater, a veteran of the Australian Joint Intelligence Bureau, is the author of the World War III novels. He teaches political science at the University of British Columbia and is managing editor of Pacific Affairs. Slater lives in Vancouver, Canada, with his wife and two children.