Fortunes of War

Fortunes of War

by Stephen Coonts
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Overview

Fortunes of War by Stephen Coonts

The bestselling author of "Flight of the Intruder" now presents a powerful story of an utterly believable Third World War. Filled with up-to-the-minute insider military detail and dramatic, compelling scenes of battles in the air and on the sea, "Fortunes of War" tells an epic tale of three heroes, three countries--and a world in the balance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312185831
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/15/1998
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.26(d)

About the Author

With over 15 million copies of his bestselling books in print, Stephen Coonts is one of today's foremost chroniclers of suspence fiction, with thrillers that soar full-throttle into heart-stopping excitement. His books include The Disciple, The Assassin, and the Deep Black and Saucers series, among many other bestsellers.

Date of Birth:

July 19, 1946

Place of Birth:

Morgantown, West Virginia

Education:

B.A., West Virginia University, 1968; J.D., University of Colorado, 1979

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Fortunes of War 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Steven Coonts did a fairly good job on Fortunes of War. The introduction really caught my attention. The middle lost me though, because Coonts kept switching back and forth between the F-22 jets and the submarine attacks. I also think the book had too many characters. The characters that did stand out were somewhat realistic. The main characters Coonts uses in Fortunes of War come from the three countries that are at war. The first person we hear about is Bob Cassidy. Bob is an Air Force Academy graduate, and is the leader of the F-22 division. Next, is Jiro Kimura, he is also an Air Force Academy graduate of the same year as Cassidy. They both know each other very well. Kimura, even though he is a graduate of the Air Force Academy, is fighting in the ¿Zero¿s.¿ The ¿Zero¿ is Japans newest fighter. It has ANTENA technology, which makes it invisible to radar. The third character is Pavel Saratov; he is a Captain in charge of a Russian submarine. The plot in this book is not very realistic. Fortunes of War is set in 2008. It starts out with three Japanese nationalists dressed up as Telephone mechanics invading the Palace, and beheading the Emperor. Japan wants to conquer the oil rich Siberia; which would be key to conquering the World. The Russians are defending it, but because of their weak economy, and lack of military strength, they have to get the United States to help them. The USAF gives Russia ten F-22¿s with no American markings, to help fight the Japanese ¿Zeros.¿ Overall, Fortunes of War is a fairly good book that kept my attention through a good ¾ of it. Coonts could really work on the realism of this book. For instance, Russia is a third world country basically in this book. It has a very weak economy, and doesn¿t have enough money to pay its soldiers. The strong point of this book is its captivity. The first chapter is a good example. Right at the start three Japanese nationalists murder the Emperor. What could be better than that? In conclusion, this book is an OK book. It has its ups and its downs. You probably have to read it a couple times to really understand it. If you have a night or too to sit down and read this book, I suggest that you do.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read all of Stephen Coonts books and this was his best yet. The action is superb.
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BusterIN More than 1 year ago
Excellent read, well thought out and put together for those of us that are used to reading Stephen Coonts stories.
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I enjoyed the book. It was typical Stephen Coonts. If you like his work then you will like this one to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not stop reading
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Some errors, but overall I enjoyed the book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
From reading Fortunes of War, I sort of liked it. It was a pretty good take on the Russo-Japanese War. It featured viewpoints from three sides: the Americans, the Russians, and the Japanese. This makes an excellent story of an ultimate war that mixes a real-life with military details that were state-of-the-art. Fortunes of War will lead the reader through a wild goose chase in three different countries with scenes of air, land, and sea battles that are dramatic. I would recommend this book to anyone who's into books of war or fans of the other Stephen Coonts novels.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the second Stephen Coonts' book I've read and it is better then America (1st book),I enjooy MR. Coonts very much, and look forward to reading more of his books, such as " Liberty".
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my first read of a Coonts novel and I really enjoyed it. Like Clancey, Stephen puts you in the arena of high tech war from multiple points of view but without the intricate detail of every useable device. The only let down I felt the novel had was, the lack of a few more twists and turns in the plot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am only up to page 180 and this has been one of the best books in the world. It was my first novel I read by Steven Coonts. This is full of action. If you are an action type of person, youw will not be disappointed. Coonts displays the war feeling excellent!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very good i coulnt but it down very good