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This review is from: Red Storm Rising (Paperback)
I've read this book at least 5 times over the years. Granted i'm a big Clancy and technothriller fan but i've never come across another book to match this in this genre.
The premise (as you've no doubt read on other reviews) is that because of a terrorist attack the USSR is left with a huge energy shortfall so decides to take the power it needs. Basically this causes world war 3.
Mr Clancy has an undoubted plethora of knowledge concerning military tactics and technology and he puts this to good work in this novel.
You're taken across Europe, Iceland, parts of Russia, the Atlantic in these pages. You're presented with main characters in the theatre's of operation, both 'goodies' and 'baddies'. These characters are explained very well and you get to know them insomuch as to understand their drives and motivations.
One major thing i liked is that whilst USA forces take up most of the pages you're never left with the feeling that it's the usual "here we come to save the day" way of writing, the other allied forces arn't belittled and viewed as needing to be saved by America.
The battle scenes be it in the air, at sea or on the land are the best i've read from any author and i read a lot of technothriller books.
This is the best Clancy book out there by far.
Very much recommended.