Protect and Defend

Protect and Defend

by Eric L Harry

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A series of military and political disasters has swept the globe. The Russian government has fallen to anarchists. The Chinese have marched into Siberia and are poised to take the continent. And, in one final master stroke, the newly elected president of the U.S. is assassinated. Now it's up to an untested leader, Vice President Gordon Davis, to step forward and stop it. But with his nation divided, his allies paralyzed, and a small U.S.-U.N force the only thing standing between the Chinese and the rest of Asia, the battle and the war may already be lost.

“Harry has a first-rate speculative mind well grounded in current science.” “The ideas he puts forth, and his knowledge of computing, are extremely engaging.” -
Kirkus Reviews

"A good storyteller...harrowing stuff!"--
New York Times Book Review

"Truly an epic, the action switching rapidly all over the globe, cleverly interweaving. A really powerful read." --
Manchester Evening Guardian

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786756131
Publication date: 01/20/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 650
Sales rank: 474,328
File size: 2 MB

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Protect and Defend 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Realistic and exciting.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book a great deal. I actually ended up reading it in only a few days (that¿s fast for me). I really couldn't put it down. I just had to find out what would happen next. Not only did the story peek my interest but the action scenes are so vivid that I often wondered if and how the heroes would survive. The concept of a commanding general manning the front line was terrific. I felt that there were a few minor problems. First off, I thought the appeal of anarchy to be a bit overdone. The bad guy here reminded me a little too much of the 'Goldfinger' character ala James Bond. For some selfish but largely unexplained, meaningless and ultimately silly reason, he wanted to destroy the world. I also felt that the concept of Chinese soldiers in foxholes yearning for western style 'freedom' to be overplayed. Even if that were true, the reality of war against NATO would have overshadowed any other concerns. By foretelling of the presidents assassination on the book cover, the publishers may have given some of the stories suspense away. It could have been a surprise (especially since it didn't happen until midway through the book). Otherwise, I was engrossed for the entire book. This is top rate military fiction. Bravo Harry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You want harrowing combat descriptions? They're right here. You want a book that provides detailed maps of the region (Russian Far East), and unit positions and movement? Got it. Bona fide tearjerker/lump in throat moments in a military context? Several. In this one, you feel the cold, hear the bullets, and get pumped right along with the characters. Harry may idealize the way American politics works when a president fights for what's right, but you read to escape, right? Put down the Clancy and pick up Harry's books!