In Rick Campbell’s newest thriller, a military coup in Russia leads to a swift invasion of former Soviet territorieswhile the U.S. has been rendered powerless to respond.
In Russia, the military is anxious to assert its military strength and regain its role as a superpower. The Russian President refuses to greenlight a bold plan to disable American strategic nuclear capability and retake Ukraine and the Baltic States, fearing the potential consequences of involving nuclear weapons. But the generals won't have it and at the first opportunity, they overthrow the president in a military coup. Then they use a narrow window to initiate their bold planthe Zolotov optionwhich will render all of America's B2 bombers and ballistic missiles useless. With the U.S. off the board, they swiftly invade Ukraine with an overwhelming force, an invading Army that even NATO can't hope to resist.
Now, it's game on. Without their primary weapons, the U.S. has to find a way to fight back on multiple fronts. If they're to have any chance, they'll have to overcome the malware that has grounded their ballistic missiles and planes, as well as secretly land a SEAL team to help rescue the imprisoned Russian President, and help retake control from the forces that are driving Europe into a continental war.
Rick Campbell, one of the finest young military thriller writers, returns with his biggest and boldest novel to date.
About the Author
Rick Campbell, a retired Navy Commander, spent more than twenty years on multiple submarine tours. On his last tour, he was one of the two men whose permission was required to launch the submarine's nuclear warhead-tipped missiles. Campbell is the author of The Trident Deception, Empire Rising and Ice Station Nautilus, and lives with his family in the greater Washington, D.C. area.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you enjoy edge-of-your-seat military thriller authors such as Larry Bond and Tom Clancy, then you need to take time to read Treason ( Trident Deception #5)by Rick Campbell. The plot revolves around a Russian government who was recently humiliated by the U. S. In an attempt get revenge, part of the leadership launches a coup and deploys a weapon which renders America's misses impotent. The only way for America to stop Russia from reclaiming part of the former Soviet Union is to rescue their deposed president and create a countermeasure to once again allow the use of missles. I give this book 4/5 stars. *A copy of the ebook is the only compensation received for this review. *
technothriller, suspense, political-intrigue, military The initial setup was a bit mystifying, partly because of the preponderance of background characters, but always necessary. The continuing characters are clearly presented and compelling, each in their own way. The plot moves along swiftly and the suspense just keeps on adding up! No sense in doing a recap as the publisher's blurb is a good teaser, and other reviewers have done it to death. Bottom line is that this is an intense read probably aimed at a particular kind of geek but totally engrossing to any thrill junkie (hand in air here). Yes, it is hardly first in series and might bother some readers, but they'd probably complain about Cussler, too. Personally, I loved it and will read others by this author soon. I requested and received a free ARC from St Martin's Press.