Arc Light

Arc Light

by Eric Harry

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In a scenario terrifyingly close to today's headlines, Harry's debut novel opens with a North Korean invasion of South Korea that leads, through a series of tragic errors and decisions, to a Russian nuclear attack on military bases in the U.S.

Like techno-thriller master Tom Clancy, Harry offers a sprawling narrative that focuses on a small army of soldiers, politicians and their families, American and Russian. National Security Advisor Greg Lambert must keep and tell secrets that may lead to Armageddon; Reservist David Chandler must leave his pregnant wife in order to drive a tank; U.S. President Walter Livingston, eager for peace, must endure the ignominy of impeachment; Russian General Yuri Razov must deal with the consequences of his initial decision to launch nuclear missiles. Ground, air and submarine battles alternate with scenes of anarchy stateside as exhausted leaders are forced to make instant decisions that might snuff out humanity forever. With a masterful grasp of military strategy and geopolitics, Harry moves his characters through nightmares of blood and death; his intricately detailed scenes of nuclear devastation are particularly horrifying. Told through a series of rapid-fire climaxes, this novel, a political and military cautionary tale of considerable power and conviction, will keep readers riveted.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476737690
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 01/22/2013
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 430,387
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Eric L. Harry is an American novelist and lawyer. A graduate of Vanderbilt University (with a BA, an MBA, and a JD), Harry is the author of four novels.

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Arc Light 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best there is no doubt about it. This book stands heads and shoulders above all other books in its genre. The story is superb. The characters are developed and the battles are unbelievably real. Mr. Harry has made in my opinion one of greatest war books ever. He writes in a style all his own. I could go on and on but all I can say is BUY THIS BOOK and you wont be sorry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it took me almost a month to get the book, it took me three days to read it, now i'm re-reading it. what else?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you think it's impossible that world leaders would ever exercise the nuclear option - this BOOK MAKES THE IMPOSIIBLE a reality. The prose takes a story with global implications and makes it personal with behind-the-scenes insights into governments, militaries and world leaders. You won't know how it's going to end until the very last page. A thriller that leaves you hoping for the best - yet chilled to the bone at how close the end of the world could actually be.
magnumpigg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Tough book for me to rate; here is why: Bought and read "Arc Light" when it first came out in 1994. I really loved it and at that time would have given it 5 stars. I remembered the book so fondly that I decided to reread it this past summer (2009). It was not nearly as enjoyable this time around. The thing I found most laborious was all the technical depth and description of weapon systems; really seemed to bog down the story. I did not remember this as having gotten in the way during the first read. What I had remembered so fondly were the characters and the trauma the events inflicted upon their lives. That was still there on the second reading, but not as deeply felt as remembered.
Wmt477 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked this book. It's about an atomic war between the USA and Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. Events roller-coaster along leading to an "exchange" that ends in a nightmare.
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