The Ten Thousand

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Harold Coyle has established himself as one of America's finest suspense novelists. With four consecutive New York Times best-selling novels of epic war, Team Yankee, Sword Point, Bright Star, and Trial by Fire, he is a master of the supercharged merging of global conflicts, strategy, politics, and probable world events. The Ten Thousand represents Harold Coyle at his visionary and apocalyptic best, and it's as intense, startling and thrilling as it is suspenseful. Hard on the heels of revolution and hope, Europe...
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Harold Coyle has established himself as one of America's finest suspense novelists. With four consecutive New York Times best-selling novels of epic war, Team Yankee, Sword Point, Bright Star, and Trial by Fire, he is a master of the supercharged merging of global conflicts, strategy, politics, and probable world events. The Ten Thousand represents Harold Coyle at his visionary and apocalyptic best, and it's as intense, startling and thrilling as it is suspenseful. Hard on the heels of revolution and hope, Europe is suddenly in flames again. 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 her 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. Harold Coyle's riveting - and all too possibly prophetic - new novel has the immediacy and the punch of today's fears and tomorrow's headlines. When the Ukraine refuses to hand its store of nuclear weapons to Russia, American troops are sent in to enforce compliance, while a right-wing nationalist German government seizes the opportunity to make a bid for world power.... Trapped by the rush of events, threatened by the specter-become-reality of a united Germany with atomic weapons, the American forces make a bold bid for survival by fighting their way to the safety of the Baltic Sea, crossing a hostile Germany like the Greeks in Xenophon's classic "The Ten Thousand." Coyle's grasp of geopolitical reality and his sure command of the battlefield - in the words of Stephen Coonts, "Nobody knows war like Harold Coyle, and nobody writes it better! " - is matched by the skill with which he creates and maneuvers a rich and fa
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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.
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In this riveting futuristic suspense novel, American forces make a desperate bid for survival by fighting their way to the safety of the Baltic Sea, crossing a hostile Germany like the Greeks in Xenophon's classic The Ten Thousand.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671778002
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/31/1993
  • Pages: 432

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  • Posted May 10, 2013

    Great book.  Read it years ago & was hoping to get it on ebo

    Great book.  Read it years ago & was hoping to get it on ebooks 

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