The Ten Thousand

The Ten Thousand

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by Harold Coyle
     
 

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Germany is once more the dominant power, her leadership determined to win the world's respect, by bloody force if necessary. In Eastern Europe, where a weakened Russia is struggling against the ambitions of neighbors, virulent nationalism and ancient ethnic hatreds fan the flames of war, this time with nuclear weapons as the ultimate threat. Caught up in the rising…  See more details below

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Germany is once more the dominant power, her leadership determined to win the world's respect, by bloody force if necessary. In Eastern Europe, where a weakened Russia is struggling against the ambitions of neighbors, virulent nationalism and ancient ethnic hatreds fan the flames of war, this time with nuclear weapons as the ultimate threat. Caught up in the rising storm of a Europe in dangerous transition is an American army, no longer just keeping the peace, but drawn inexorably into a real shooting war.Unabridged Audiobook read by Christopher Lane.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This new novel by the author of Trial by Fire reads like an extraordinarily complicated, high-tech chess game. Sometime in the not too distant future, Ukraine refuses to relinquish its nuclear arsenal to Russia, and a state of anarchy sweeps over most of Eastern Europe. American troops, led by enormously likable General ``Big Al'' Malin, are sent to restore order; with Russian help, they snatch the nukes from the Ukrainian silos. But vengeful German Chancellor Johann Ruff, embittered since the waning days of WW II when allied bombs blew up his family, traps the American troops passing through his country with the Ukranian weapons and flexes some nuclear muscle of his own. In the cat-and-mouse game that follows, every strategic move by the Germans is either anticipated or countered by the Americans, who employ a clever plan devised by ``Big Al'' to make the Germans think he's an out-of-control warrior. Coyle describes complex weapons systems in minute detail--indeed, hardware and strategy are the real heroes of this novel; character development plays second fiddle to frequent tactical descriptions. (May)
Theresa Ducato
This novel is set in the near future, and a scary future it is. In defiance of Russia, Ukraine refuses to turn over its nuclear weapons, and a powerful and resurgent Germany under a right-wing government seeks to regain its first-class power status. Colonel Scott Dixon heads an American army that is trapped in eastern Europe and, aided by Russian allies, must fight its way to safety at the Baltic Sea. Captain Nancy Kojak fits easily into the combat scenes, perched on her armored vehicle, giving orders. There's even a woman president in the White House, who is capable of fending off German chancellor Ruff's anti-American tirades. One should hope that this scenario will remain fiction and not become the reality of future headlines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671885656
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
02/01/1994
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
4.14(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.06(d)

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Harold Coyle is the best natural storyteller I know.

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