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Vortex [Kindle Edition]

Larry Bond , Patrick Larkin
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Set in South Africa of the early 1990s, this military thriller has fascist ultraconservative Afrikaners staging a coup and taking over the Pretoria government. The new government then re-institutes apartheid and invades bordering Namibia. A Communist counterforce led by the Cubans is mounted, as internal revolt and harsh suppression breed domestic chaos. A Boer nuclear attack on the Cubans is answered by nerve gas from the Cubans. A daring raid by US Rangers destroys the Afrikaner weapons before they can be used again, while U.S. and British ground forces restore order after much fighting and destruction.


“The techno-thriller has a new ace, and his name is Larry Bond.”
– Tom Clancy, Author of “Clear and Present Danger”

“Military adventure on grand scale … and intricate and compelling thriller that is pure Bond in great form. Larry Bond has proven himself the master of military adventure.”
– Clive Cussler, Bestselling author of “Dragon”

“Techno-thriller fans rejoice! Larry Bond is good – very, very good. I started sweating on the first page.”
– Stephen Coonts, Bestselling author of “Under Siege”

“A gripping military scenario novel. As timely as today’s headlines.”
– W.E.B Griffin, Bestselling author of “Battleground”


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  • File Size: 2463 KB
  • Print Length: 812 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008OM2BHQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,072 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Where Imagination Meets Real-World Understanding July 25, 2012
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Once again, the team of Bond and Larkin use their deep understanding of geopolitics and military strategy, combined with tremendous imagination, to create a war that never was--but easily might have been. The characters are memorable and their situations wholly believable. Although the situation in South Africa is vastly different today from the time when this book was written, Vortex sets the stage for conflict in any close-fisted regime that feels itself being pushed to the wall. It shows how easily the chemical and nuclear options might be used.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice! May 12, 2013
By long10
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Great book by a great author! I first read this 20 years ago and just downloaded it to my kindle. If you love political military thrillers, you gotta buy this one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hooray for Larry Bond May 10, 2013
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Larry Bond has done it again, couldn't stop reading even in the wee hours, another one for the record. can certainly recommend it to all!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely my favourite authors May 5, 2013
By Henk
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Having direct knowledge of South African and Afrikaner history, I really enjoyed how the author created a great fictional story and the details around tactical battles and zooming back out to more geo-political battles.

Larry bond is definitely one of my favourite military genre authors and hope to see more from him in the near future.
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By TooDog
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As with all of Bonds books realism resonates. You believe the premise, the story development and the outcome. Well done
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4.0 out of 5 stars ..an unusual setting April 4, 2013
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..for a military fiction book,,well written as usual from Larry Bond. As always the US miltary clears all obstacles to an overwhelming victory and happy end !
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4.0 out of 5 stars What might have happend in South Africa March 23, 2013
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A terrific piece of work. Well researched, thoughtful, exciting and manages to surprise the reader with developments that on hindsight are perfectly predictable. It's a complex read with lots of characters and the need to pay attention while you read but well worth the effort. My only nitpick with it is that the few typos all happen in the last 100 pages - the writers must have gotten fatigued.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vortex March 20, 2013
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Vortex is truly one of the best reads I've had in years and I can't recommend it enough. The visualization of South Africa and its people is extremely detailed. Thank Larry Bond as again you've out done yourself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite book and author
Just one of many well written military fiction by Larry Bond. Few authors can get the detail and minutiae of truly realistic military fiction right, but this book and this author... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Emery Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Action packed scenario
Published 1 month ago by Peter
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
This is great story for someone who likes a little history and a little what if. It is a must read.
Published 1 month ago by what if
5.0 out of 5 stars Author builds the action with a good back story
Author builds the action with a good back story, Lots of action. You do have to like military genre to enjoy his books
Published 1 month ago by Alex Kiser
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good.
Published 1 month ago by Terry W. Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Well written, will keep you turning, pages. Many twists and turns to keep you guessing as to what will happen next.
Published 2 months ago by lzcharis
3.0 out of 5 stars Bond Has Done Much Better
I am a big Larry Bond fan. His military novels are usually very good. Vortex, however, is very lengthy a somewhat ponderous. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Speed Reader
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Excellent plot and well written. You do not want to put down the book.
Published 3 months ago by Anthony Dickson
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Total misjudgement as a work of fiction or non-fiction. Unrealistic plot, unconvincing characters. Overall, huge disappointment
Published 3 months ago by Phillip Viljoen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
takes a while to build the story but cant wait for the next chapter each time
Published 3 months ago by Bradley Smith
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