The Tashkent Crisis

Product Number: EB00620988
Released: Sep 29, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504021357
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Description

Superpowers play a deadly game of brinkmanship in this "unputdownable" Cold War thriller by the New York Times-bestselling author of Enemy at the Gates(Manchester Evening News). The Soviet Union delivers an ultimatum to the president of the United States: Surrender unconditionally within 72 hours or a secret weapon of unprecedented capabilities will take millions of American lives. President William Mellon Stark ran on a campaign of peace and kept his promises, slashing the military budget and pouring millions into domestic programs. Now the nation is years behind in the technology of mass destruction. Desperate measures are Stark's only options. In Soviet Asia, a team of Special Forces saboteurs led by Colonel Joe Safcek attempts to vaporize the mystery weapon with a miniature atom bomb. Closer to home, the president stages an explosive hoax to justify evacuating Washington, DC. But as zero hours approaches, Stark realizes that it might already be too late, and that he will bear the terrible responsibility of leading the United States into the ultimate confrontation.

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Author(s): William Craig
Original Publish Date: Sep 29, 2015

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