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"A blazing debut."--Tom Clancy
The United States and Soviet Union are at the brink of war. Fearful of US plans for an anti-missile defense system that could defeat a USSR first strike, the Soviet General Secretary, the conservative successor to Gorbachev, conceives a plan to act first.
Russian Bear bombers violate US airspace, leading to a response by American F-15s. A US Navy battle group is attacked in the North Atlantic. And in orbit, a Soviet hunter-killer satellite attacks an American space shuttle.
As the world careens towards a nuclear conflict, only a lone CIA operative stands between peace and utter destruction. But can he act in time?
Vividly portraying the real world of military hardware and combining it with page-turning action, DEFCON One is the definition of a classic thriller.
"A war thriller not for the faint of heart . . . if military thrillers are for you, then DEFCON One is a must-read."--Atlantic City Press
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Joe Weber's first novel is a techno-thriller classic. The story, involving war between the Soviet Union and the United States has been done numerous times but Weber manages to carry it out with orginality. The Russians decide to launch a preemptive strike against the West and the only one who can tell the Americans what's going on is a CIA operative inside the Kremlin. Throughout the book the story shifts from the American and Russian presidents, to scenes of military action, and to a CIA officer trying to get the operative out of Russia. After this book Weber has written some of the finest military thrillers and anyone who likes Clancy will immediately enjoy Weber.