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Red Phoenix

Red Phoenix [Kindle Edition]

Larry Bond , Patrick Larkin
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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Product Description


A direct hit! The technothriller has a new ace, and his name is Larry Bond. (Tom Clancy)

Larry Bond has proven himself a master of military adventure. (Clive Cussler)

Book Description

New cover re-issue of Larry Bond's first bestselling techno-thriller.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2249 KB
  • Print Length: 640 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008LYZQ74
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,264 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Red Storm Rising In Asia 28 May 2002
If you liked Red Storm Rising, you'll like this. I largely bought Red Phoenix because I was looking for something similar to RSR, and Bond uses precisely the same formula. Again, the circumstances behind the outbreak of hostilities in Korea are believable, enough to make you wonder whether this is a treatise written against US disengagement from the country. The emphasis is on military hardware, what it can do, and how it is operated. Bond also takes a slightly more realistic view of the US armed forces than Clancy: they are fallible, they do stupid things, and they can be caught on the hop by a cunning foe. They also run away when subjected to sustained artillery bombardment. As a consequence, the book is more believable than some of Clancy's work, which portrays the US military as a cosy little family that rarely puts a foot wrong. It is also still topical, in that the North Korean threat remains today, and some of the political questions raised by the US military presence in Korea are still the same, many of them dealing with the sensitive relationship between the US military and its South Korean counterparts, and left wing Korean politicians.
If this makes this book sound more intellectual than it reads, don't worry, there's plenty in the way of dogfights, artillery duels, and scrabbling around in the snow getting shot at to keep most readers happy. It's hard to believe how anyone could pose a credible conventional military threat to the US today, but Bond does a good job of showing how the US could find itself thing spread, and unable to react quickly enough to a localised problem.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the book to have!!!!! 5 Mar 2003
"Red Phoenix" is the authority in the world of "What if's" as far as the Korean theater of operations is concerned. The "puzzle palace" was probably wondering how he figured all this out. I'd originally read this amazing story when it first came out and was just floored by the realism, the character interactions and the author's knowledge of military operations. A few years later I was scheduled to go to South Korea on tdy and picked it up to read again. It was amazing to be reading this book and seeing a lot of the areas he'd talked about in the book, in person. To see the river's and the revetments on the banks, to see the tank barricades all around Seoul and all the bases north of Seoul and be reading this book again at the same time. Absolutely amazing! Thank you very much to Larry Bond for an excellent book. {ssintrepid}
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who wrote Red Storm Rising? 30 July 2003
Tom Clancy?
Actually, it was a joint project between Clancy and Larry Bond, although Clancy only ever seems to have gotten the credit for it. And that's the injustice: read RSR, then read this, and you will see that the books are written in exactly the same style: a relatively decent plot, but breathtaking combat descriptions.
If you liked RSR, you'll LOVE this.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Military Techno thriller at it's best! 21 Jan 2002
By A Customer
Larry Bond has delivered a gripping realistic scenario of the re-invasion of South Korea by the the North. If you think this could never happen I guarantee you will have changed your mind by the end of this story.
The plot is highly plausible and well researched, as is the technology. For those not not familiar with military matters there is even a well researched glossary at the end of the book. Although some of the technology is now a (tiny) bit outdated this is a novel not a reference work and does not detract from the story in any way.
The story follows the typical Bond / Clancy format of several sub-stories throughout the book. While this is not everybody's cup of tea, Bond does it exceptionally well and the story is not difficult to follow. The characters are well built and a character introduction is included at the beginning of the book.
Bond is possibly one of the most underrated military techno-thriller writers and is easily on par with the likes of Clancy. Red Phoenix is a classic case in point!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well developed and believable plot 7 Jan 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio Cassette
Mr. Bond does a very good job in this novel about the possibility of another Korean War. Since it is inevitable that he be compared to Clancy, I feel I must. His military expertise is beyond adequate and will satisfy even the hardcore fans of this genre. As far as character development, he has got Clancy beat. Granted, this is a war story, but we get to know characters much deeper in this work than in many of Clancy's novels. The narrator does a fairly good job (although Korean voices all tend to sound the same). The price is definitely worth it for the unabbridged version.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Red Pheonix 26 April 2009
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Red Pheonix gives a reasonable account to a plausbible scenario.The Second Korean War unfolds before the eyes, as only Bond can describe it. The forces of democracy must once again stem the spread of communism, and prevent the outbreak of the third World War. Told from the points of view of several characters all caught up in the same whirlwind of events, this book will amaze you with its realistic depiction of a near future war on the Korean Peninsula.Good character plots, gives the story a realistic feel to a fast moving plot.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Action Packed 27 Aug 2007
Format:MP3 CD
This is a good military action thriller. Reasonably fast paced, but you can keep track of all the different characters and have empathy with them and the situations they find themselves in.

A good story that points out both the horrors and the futility of war, especially for those defenders that are overwhelmed at the 'first contact' with the enemy, whom have had the time to plan their attack and strategy.

If you like Tom Clancy and his Red Storm Rising, then you'll likely enjoy this book too.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A bit slow in one part but an excellent yarn. I am hooked on this author now.
Published 26 days ago by ron williams
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like Tom Clancy's early work try this...
A great 'techno-thriller'.
Published 1 month ago by no_relation_to_ben
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I quite enjoyed this, a good tale told well!
Published 1 month ago by John Mulligan
3.0 out of 5 stars too political, too many of those sneaky chaps in London, without...
far too much politics, I was hoping for more action on the front line, disappointed
Published 2 months ago by Drift.r
5.0 out of 5 stars ENJOYABLE
A most enjoyable read with a very credible plot concerning an invasion of South Korea by North Korea. The characters and their individaul story lines were very plausable.
Published 3 months ago by BEV
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant Techno Thriller!
A brilliant techno thriller. I read this book many years ago when it was first published and it has lost none of it's impact. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mark Time
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Good read, ending was a bit short though. Overall enjoyed the book. Will have a look for. more from this author.
Published 5 months ago by Alan Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
Yet another brilliant techo thriller / looking forward to my next one.
Very Clancyesque , keep up the good work
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
What a brilliant book. The kind of book I could not put down. It is a long time since I have read such a well written and absorbing story. I must find another !!
Published 5 months ago by Peter Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Red Pheonix
This is what my husband ordered and I think it was a very good read and he rates it highly.
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
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