In the late seventies, KGB Chairman and some day General Party Secretary Andropov commissions the creation of suitcase-size nuclear weapons. Originally, the weapons are designed as a terror weapon, but in light of a failing Soviet Afghan invasion and western resolve to match the Soviet arms race, Andropov orders the weapons deployed in Western Europe, Japan and America. His intention is to blackmail the West. Six months later, Andropov dies and his secrets die with him. The Soviet Empire crumbles; the Cold War ends and the weapons are forgotten until today.A terrorist known only as Harlequin launches a determined campaign to bomb Washington, New York, Boston and Chicago. The threat catapults Special Forces Major Jim Harper and spymaster Louis Edwards into a desperate race against time to prevent the unthinkable from happening.
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Blood Covenant based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Blood Covenant is an excellent political thriller. The book is about Soviet suitcase nuclear bombs which, decades after their development, fall into the hands of Middle Eastern terrorists and the task of finding the bombs, already within US borders, and stopping the terrorists falls into the hands of CIA and Special Forces officers and law enforcement officials. The author expertly weaves the heavy doses of historical information and technical details into an enjoyable and very realistic story.
Right up there with Tom Clancy and Stephen Coonts... What can be said?
This is a compelling and impressive debut by a first-time author. Right from the start, I was drawn into the story. I liked the whole premise of the book and especially enjoyed the insight into the technical/electronic surveillance of the Internet, etc. I look forward to more novels by Douglas De Bono.