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Red Phoenix
     

Red Phoenix

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by Larry Bond, J. Charles (Read by)
 

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From the author who collaborated with Tom Clancy on Red Storm Rising, this is the book that dares to show us the military hardware, global upheavals, and raw combat a second Korean War would unleash. How F-16s would blast across the 38th Parallel. How ultra-modern submarines would vie for the seas. And how two armies would turn the snowfields of Asia red

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From the author who collaborated with Tom Clancy on Red Storm Rising, this is the book that dares to show us the military hardware, global upheavals, and raw combat a second Korean War would unleash. How F-16s would blast across the 38th Parallel. How ultra-modern submarines would vie for the seas. And how two armies would turn the snowfields of Asia red with blood. A thundering geopolitical thriller of vast scope, this is Red Phoenix—and a new standard for military/political suspense fiction.

"A big, big book.… A superb storyteller…Larry Bond seems to know everything about warfare, from the grunt in a foxhole to the fighter pilots far above the earth.… Red Phoenix is wonderfully entertaining and deserves to be the bestseller it is." —New York Times Book Review

"Gripping…masterfully accurate…Mr. Bond is in complete command." —Baltimore Sun

"Harrowingly real and persuasive." —Newsday

"A direct hit! The techno-thriller has a new ace, and his name is Larry Bond." —Tom Clancy

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - 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. 100,000 first printing; major ad/promo; author tour. (June)
Library Journal
In the aftermath of a series of student riots in Seoul, the U.S. Congress rushes a bill into law which calls for 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 with its South Korean allies. Bond, a retired naval officer and collaborator with Tom Clancy in writing the best seller Red Storm Rising (LJ 9/1/86), uses all his vast knowledge of things military to keep reader interest level at a peak. This techno-thriller has everything going for it except the mind-boggling use of the Communist Chinese as the new U.N. peacekeepers.-- Jo Ann Vicarel, Cleveland Heights-University Heights P.L., Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781511363877
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
03/09/2016
Edition description:
Abridged
Sales rank:
609,818
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.37(d)

What People are Saying About This

Stephen Coonts
Displays a knowledge of modern weaponry and war that can only be described as state-of-the-art.
Tom Clancy
A direct hit! The techno-thriller has a new ace and his name is Larry Bond.
W E. B. Griffin
Fast, furious, powerfully realistic. A stunning scenario of modern war.

Meet the Author

Larry Bond is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling thrillers, including Cold Choices, 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 antisubmarine technology expert, he makes his home in Springfield, Virginia.

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Red Phoenix 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though written a decade ago, the threat of war on the Korean Peninsula is as strong now as it was then. This work of fiction is a primer as to just how terrifying the next Korean War would be for all involved. Great understanding of all combat arms of the US Army.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down! It was absolutley amazing. It is the most suspenseful, rivoting, and action packed bokk that I have ever read. It was written very well and it moves ahead at a fast pace. I recommend this book very, very highly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bond takes you from the depths of the sea to the peaks of the mountains in Korea in the awesome techno-thriller. A very possible situaion in our present world. This book is a great way to see how a war would work now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Red Phoenix by Larry Bond is an amazing techno-thriller filled with action and excitement. When North Korean forces pour across the DMZ into Southge Korea, the United States is caught in the middle of yet another war in southeast Asia. From the pilot's seat, to the grunt's foxhole, to the submarines periscope or the frigate's bridge, you'll feel like you're in the midst of combat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a well written, exciting book! Even though it was written in 1989, it's as if it was written today with what is going on in North Korea.
BB_22 More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I ever have read....I personal Garentee a GOOD READ.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Norcorea lanza una invasion en Corea del Sur. Los EU respaldan a los subcoreanos, al mismo tiempo que China y la URSS equipan a las fuerzas norcoreanas. EU envia a una flota naval para equilibar la deseperante situacion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
great job of storytelling. too much politics and not enough war action.
Anonymous 23 days ago
Good read
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Just like you are in the middle of a very real scenario! Favorite author!
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otterly More than 1 year ago
I cannot read this and review it because my nook Tablet is not working--therefore, I am not reviewing any others I may have read. This is outrageous--no suggestions work and I don't know when I might get to a B&N and hopefully get it Fixed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although this story is set thirty years in the past, the players, politics, and international tensions could be ripped from todays headlines. North Korea! South Korea! China! Russia! US! We are all still there. Very current!
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I enjoyed reading this book, and would gladly read more like it. You get to see all sides of the build-up, execution, conclusion, and after-effects of an all-out land , sea, and air war in Korea. Interesting characters, although there are almost too many to keep track of! I was glad that it did not include any (phony) patriotic speeches and just stuck to the events and their effect on the various parties involved. Very Good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect read for vacation or travel for those that grew up on clancy.
bigdad1 More than 1 year ago
Great book. Typical of Bond hard to put down.