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From Publishers Weekly
"Tom Clancy's collaborator on Red Storm Rising here makes his first--and impressive--independent contribution to the techno-thriller," wrote PW . Bond establishes a credible scenario of a North Korean invasion of the South, although the novel's individual episodes are more suspenseful than the course of the war as a whole.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Library Journal
In the aftermath of a series of student riots in Seoul, the U.S. Congress rushes a bill into law which calls for complete withdrawal of American troops from South Korea. This sets off a chain reaction: North Korea attacks across the DMZ, Russia supports North Korea, the Chinese remain neutral, and the United States fights again with its South Korean allies. Bond, a retired naval officer and collaborator with Tom Clancy in writing the best seller Red Storm Rising (LJ 9/1/86), uses all his vast knowledge of things military to keep reader interest level at a peak. This techno-thriller has everything going for it except the mind-boggling use of the Communist Chinese as the new U.N. peacekeepers.
- Jo Ann Vicarel, Cleveland Heights-University Heights P.L., Ohio
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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RED PHOENIX is a 'what if' type of historical novel - the type where the author postulates just what might have happened had a certain action occurred at a particular time in history.
In RED PHOENIX's case we see a well-orchestrated N Korean attack on the S Korean peninsula in the mid-1980s. Kim Jung-Il, trying to make a name for himself & solidify his power prior to his father's passing, has cooked up an ingenious means of attacking the south - and doing so in such a way that US & ROK forces are all but overrun before the alarm is raised in earnest.
From this premise we see unfolding a novel filled with intrigue, combat, bravery, tragedy, triumph, love & loss, international treachery, and just a good old fashioned war story. I had to keep reminding myself that this was all unfolding 30 years ago, when technology, equipment, aircraft, armor, and naval power was far different than it is today. And yet, the story for the average infantryman remains the same, no matter the time frame.
All in all a very well constructed piece, both historically & in believability. Frankly, I'm surprised N Korea hasn't at least made one serious attempt since the 1953 armistice. Which gives this story the verisimilitude it carries so well.
For military history buffs, military junkies, action nerds, and anyone who simply enjoys a good story well told. This one should be in everyone's collection.