Winner Take All

Winner Take All

by Sean Flannery
     
 

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The United States and Russia are preparing Operation Pit Bull, a high-tech war game involving the best of the former adversaries' navies. At stake are not only new weapons systems and future arms sales, but also the integration of Russia's armed forces into a new, civiliam-controlled order. Old-guard hardlines in Ukraine, led by General Paul Normav, have their own…  See more details below

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The United States and Russia are preparing Operation Pit Bull, a high-tech war game involving the best of the former adversaries' navies. At stake are not only new weapons systems and future arms sales, but also the integration of Russia's armed forces into a new, civiliam-controlled order. Old-guard hardlines in Ukraine, led by General Paul Normav, have their own agenda: provoking the long time Cold War antagonists into a nuclear-tipped shooting war that will make Ukraine the center of a re-created Soviet Union. Nation Security Agency staffer Bill Lane suspects Normav's intentions. Can he convince his superiors and the Russians, while dodging assassins, before Pit Bull turns from an exercise into grim reality?

Editorial Reviews

Emily Melton
International politics and military might are key elements in Flannery's latest thriller, which also features adult males arguing over who's got the biggest and best weapons. The story revolves around Operation Pit Bull, a post-cold war mock battle that will allow the U.S. and the USSR to get a firsthand look at their former rival's latest war toys. The scheme goes awry when a group of vengeful politicos hell bent on bringing back the Soviet Union's glory days, substitutes real weapons for the fakes, leaving the American and Russian military mainstream to unravel the plot before Operation Pit Bull becomes World War III. If there's still such a thing in these gender-conscious days as a "man's mystery," then this is it--but, of course, women with a taste for spy-type military thrillers will like it just as much as their male counterparts. Flannery's story is littered with lots of (to us civvie types) strange and confusing military jargon and acronyms, but he does his level best to provide parenthetical explanations. A mildly suspenseful and entertaining thriller with an alarming plot premise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312854171
Publisher:
Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
Publication date:
02/06/1994
Series:
Bill Lane Series, #1
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.45(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.38(d)

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