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The red line / Walt Gragg.

By: Gragg, Walt [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: First edition.Description: 514 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780425283455 paperback; 0425283453 paperback.Subject(s): World War III -- Fiction | Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction | Germany -- Fiction | United States -- Fiction | Russia -- FictionGenre/Form: War stories. | Suspense fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: "WWIII explodes in this electrifying debut military thriller in the tradition of Red Storm Rising and The Third World War. "Delta-Two, I've got tanks through the wire! They're everywhere!" World War III explodes in seconds when a resurgent Russian Empire launches a deadly armored thrust into the heart of Germany. With a powerful blizzard providing cover, Russian tanks thunder down the autobahns while undercover Spetsnaz teams strike at vulnerable command points. Standing against them are the woefully undermanned American forces. What they lack in numbers they make up for in superior weapons and training. But before the sun rises they are on the run across a smoking battlefield crowded with corpses. Any slim hope for victory rests with one unlikely hero. Army Staff Sergeant George O'Neill, a communications specialist, may be able to reestablish links that have been severed by hostile forces, but that will take time. While he works, it's up to hundreds of individual American soldiers to hold back the enemy flood. There's one thing that's certain. The thin line between victory and defeat is also the red line between life and death"--
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"Delta-Two, I've got tanks through the wire! They're everywhere!" <br> <br> World War III explodes in seconds when a resurgent Russian Empire launches a deadly armored thrust into the heart of Germany. With a powerful blizzard providing cover, Russian tanks thunder down the autobahns while undercover Spetsnaz teams strike at vulnerable command points.<br> <br> Standing against them are the woefully undermanned American forces. What they lack in numbers they make up for in superior weapons and training. But before the sun rises they are on the run across a smoking battlefield crowded with corpses.<br> <br> Any slim hope for victory rests with one unlikely hero. Army Staff Sergeant George O'Neill, a communications specialist, may be able to reestablish links that have been severed by hostile forces, but that will take time. While he works, it's up to hundreds of individual American soldiers to hold back the enemy flood.<br> <br> There's one thing that's certain. The thin line between victory and defeat is also the<br> red line between life and death.

"WWIII explodes in this electrifying debut military thriller in the tradition of Red Storm Rising and The Third World War. "Delta-Two, I've got tanks through the wire! They're everywhere!" World War III explodes in seconds when a resurgent Russian Empire launches a deadly armored thrust into the heart of Germany. With a powerful blizzard providing cover, Russian tanks thunder down the autobahns while undercover Spetsnaz teams strike at vulnerable command points. Standing against them are the woefully undermanned American forces. What they lack in numbers they make up for in superior weapons and training. But before the sun rises they are on the run across a smoking battlefield crowded with corpses. Any slim hope for victory rests with one unlikely hero. Army Staff Sergeant George O'Neill, a communications specialist, may be able to reestablish links that have been severed by hostile forces, but that will take time. While he works, it's up to hundreds of individual American soldiers to hold back the enemy flood. There's one thing that's certain. The thin line between victory and defeat is also the red line between life and death"--

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The Russians launch an attack on Germany, and World War III begins in Gragg's intense and gripping debut thriller. Assisting Germany is a team of undermanned American troops who truly have no hope of stopping the onslaught. Young soldiers must rise up, take bold risks, and seek allies if the hostilities are to end favorably for everyone. This frightening and realistic scenario will be compared to Tom Clancy's Red Storm Rising, as both titles deal with war and the horrors of the battlefield. The characters are more fully developed here, intensifying the emotional repercussions of the fighting. One hopes that World War III will never happen, but if it did then this book could easily become nonfiction. Verdict Difficult reading, not for the writing, which is stellar, but rather owing to the timeliness and authenticity of the story. Recommended for fans of military and futuristic thrillers.-Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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