Here’s the set up for Larry Bond & Patrick Larkin’s Red Phoenix, Now Just $2.99:
“A direct hit! The techno-thriller has a new ace, and his name is Larry Bond.” –Tom Clancy
In the aftermath of a series of student riots in Seoul, the U.S. Congress rushes a bill into law calling for the complete withdrawal of American troops from South Korea. This sets off a chain reaction: North Korea attacks across the DMZ, Russia supports North Korea, the Chinese remain neutral, and the United States fights again alongside its South Korean allies. The full range of ground, air, and naval forces take part in vicious combat, first to hold off the North Korean onslaught, then drive them back.
From Publisher’s Weekly:
Bond, Tom Clancy’s collaborator on Red Storm Rising , here makes his first–and impressive–independent contribution to the technothriller. “Red Phoenix” is the code name for the novel’s catalyst: a North Korean invasion of the south. Bond establishes a credible scenario of megalomanic North Korean leadership taking advantage of disruptions caused by ill-advised U.S. economic sanctions against the Seoul government. He then proceeds to “refight” the first weeks of the Korean War, this time with things done right, resulting in a kind of conflict for which U.S. forces are ideally suited: a mid-intensity conventional war for limited objectives. South Korea’s government and armed forces prove resolute and efficient. The U.S. President declares a national emergency. The implied contrasts to Vietnam hardly seem accidental. But the nature of the response to the attack combines with the exponential discrepancy between the combatants’ military strengths to make the novel’s individual episodes more suspenseful than the course of the war as a whole. Bond’s writing is strongest at the tactical and operational level. Whether describing infantry combat, air-to-ground attacks or anti-submarine operations, he demonstrates a sure grip on weaponry and military methods. His principal characters–the U.S. commanding general in Korea, an infantry lieutenant and his South Korean counterpart, an F-16 pilot–carry their parts of the story effectively, not least because Bond concentrates on what they do rather than on who they are.
“Displays a Knowledge of modern weaponry and war that can only be described as state-of-the-art.” –Stephen Coonts, best-selling author of Final Flight
“Fast, furious, and powerfully realistic. A stunning scenario of modern war.” –W.E.B Griffin, bestselling author of Brotherhood of War
Red Phoenix is a shocking new chapter of a tragic disaster that might very well stun the world by becoming a reality. Larry Bond has proven himself a master of master of military adventure.” –Clive Cussler, bestselling author of Treasure
Exciting, realistic, hard-hitting! I predict great things for Red Phoenix.” –Dale Brown, bestselling author of Flight of the Old Dog
“A superb storyteller. Bond seems to know everything about warfare.” – New York Times Book Review
“Harrowingly real and persuasive.” – New York Newsday
About The Authors
LARRY BOND is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling thrillers, including Vortex, Cauldron, and The Enemy Within. He previously worked with Jim DeFelice on the Larry Bond’s First Team series. A former Naval Intelligence officer, warfare analyst and anti-submarine technology expert, he makes his home in Springfield, Virginia. Connect with Larry on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Larry-Bond/120841761301353.
Connect with Patrick on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Author.Patrick.Larkin.
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