A coup d��tat, unbridled greed and oil spark a desperate struggle, with consequences for all of humanity. In Beijing and Buenos Aires, powerful men, driven by insatiable lust for power, plot and maneuver to dominate the world. From London to the windswept seemingly insignificant Falkland Islands, brave men and women must battle enemies from without and within. In the air, on land and at sea, nations clash with explosive blood-stained fury, in an all or nothing battle for the future of mankind.
Argentine Defense Minister Jorge Rota, after a mafioso-like rise to the pinnacle of wealth and stature, determines to catapult Argentina to South American superpower status. However, a beautiful woman threatens his plans for limitless power and god-like glory.
Capit�n de Fragata Julio Bandera, haunted by memories of a long dead father, sees a Second Falklands War as a golden opportunity. He will drive himself and his men to the breaking point, in a fanatical quest for vengeance.
British SIS Deputy Director Sandy Woodward refuses to meekly submit, even though his political masters demand it. In a world of dirty tricks where survival is the only measure of success, he ruthlessly battles enemies abroad and at home for the sake of his country and the world.
Three Royal Navy officers, old friends, are cast into the unforgiving blood-fueled cauldron of war, yet again. Outnumbered, outgunned and without hope, they endure the ultimate test of duty, honor and devotion to Queen and Country.
|Publisher:||Michael Scheffel Publishing|
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Reviewed by J. C. Steel for Readers' Favorite Michael Scheffel’s Storm on the Horizon offers a behind the scenes view of world politics spiraling out of control, as the first rumblings of something amiss begin to percolate through the anonymous hands of the intelligence services. From Gibraltar to Afghanistan to Plymouth, the limited forces gather, supported by cruise ships and fishing fleets, to face a threat reported through a man whom no one trusts, by an agent who can’t be named, to politicians unwilling to risk their careers on action. The new world order of peace and negotiation is a status quo that a China-backed Argentina is relying heavily on in a new attempt to capture the Falklands out from under the British. The question is whether a handful of men approaching their pensions can manage to sway political opinion in London in time to avert a disaster ... and if Britain’s pared-down, scattered forces can respond in time if they do. Storm on the Horizon is an intensely detailed view of the realities of the military and intelligence services through the back door of military supply, undercover agents, and fighters on the front lines of combat, contrasted with news report views massaged into a socially digestible summary. Michael Scheffel’s story-telling gathers disparate threads to provide a multi-faceted view of his subject matter through the eyes of widely divergent characters. There is a very real sense of frustration and desperation evoked throughout, which adds to the realism of the book. Fans of the genre will revel in the carefully-researched capabilities of the forces involved, as well as the practicalities of the tactics and action-packed engagements.