Book Reviews of The Red Horseman (Jake Grafton, Bk 5)

The Red Horseman (Jake Grafton, Bk 5)
The Red Horseman - Jake Grafton, Bk 5
Author: Stephen Coonts
ISBN-13: 9780671748883
ISBN-10: 0671748882
Publication Date: 6/1/1994
Pages: 406
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 42 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Coonts's latest Jake Grafton ( Under Siege ) espionage thriller takes on the most critical issues in global politics and turns them into first-rate adventure fiction. Now a rear admiral and deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Grafton learns from a Mossad hitwoman that Jewish media kingpin Nigel Keren was the victim of a complicated poisoning engineered by the CIA. Grafton and "Toad" Tarkington, his trusted sidekick, are threatened with similar poisoning and, just as they are dispatched to Moscow to oversee the dismantling of the Russian nuclear arsenal, they discover bugs in the DIA offices. Thus begins a dizzyingly complex adventure of apocalyptic importance, staged on three continents, filled with convincingly fictionalized portraiture (there are characters based on Robert Maxwell and Colin Powell; Saddam Hussein himself plays a pivotal role). The issues Coonts confronts--the frighteningly unprotected and undermaintained nuclear devices in the former Soviet Union; factionalism in the U.S. intelligence community; unrest in the Middle East--make this one of the most compelling post- glasnost thrillers to date
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This book has been excellent. The plot is strong and the characters well-developed. I recommend this to anyone who likes a good military adventure.
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Nearly non-stop action
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Jake Grafton to the rescue again. Good read.
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Coonts's latest Jake Grafton ( Under Siege ) espionage thriller takes on the most critical issues in global politics and turns them into first-rate adventure fiction. Now a rear admiral and deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Grafton learns from a Mossad hitwoman that Jewish media kingpin Nigel Keren was the victim of a complicated poisoning engineered by the CIA. Grafton and "Toad" Tarkington, his trusted sidekick, are threatened with similar poisoning and, just as they are dispatched to Moscow to oversee the dismantling of the Russian nuclear arsenal, they discover bugs in the DIA offices. Thus begins a dizzyingly complex adventure of apocalyptic importance, staged on three continents, filled with convincingly fictionalized portraiture (there are characters based on Robert Maxwell and Colin Powell; Saddam Hussein himself plays a pivotal role). The issues Coonts confronts--the frighteningly unprotected and undermaintained nuclear devices in the former Soviet Union; factionalism in the U.S. intelligence community; unrest in the Middle East--make this one of the most compelling post- glasnost thrillers to date
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As the infrastructure of the Soviet Union crumbles before the world's eye, twenty thousand tactical weapons, once under the command of the soiet military, are up for grabs and US intelligence believes they may soon appear on the open market.
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As the infrastructure of the Soviet Union crumbles before the world's eyes, twenty thousand tactical nuclear weapons, once under the command of the Soviet military, are up for grabs - and the U.S. intelligence believes they may soon appear on the open market. Rear Admiral Jake Grafton, Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, is dispatched to Moscow. His mission: ensure that the weapons are destroyed before they disappear into a Middle East terrorist pipeline. Grafton is targeted for assassinaton - Middle East hostility could explode into an international conflagration.
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Rear Admiral Jake Grafton, Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency is dispatched to Moscow. His assignment: ensure that twenty thousand tactical nuclear weapons, once under command of the Soviet Military, are destroyed before they disappear into a Middle East terrorist pipeline. Lots of intrigue.
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My husband read this book and enjoyed it very much!