Top critical review
on 15 September 2016
Very disappointed in this book, I was hoping to get something on the level with Tom Clancy's Red Storm Rising (based on the very good reviews) but to me Defcon One is found lacking. I found there was little depth to the characters and the plot, and that would have been ok in a military thriller if the action/battles had been believable but I have also found that there were many mistakes regarding doctrine or capability. The spy plot is completely unbelievable to me (for instance the head of CIA tells a bunch everybody in a meeting the name and occupation of their Kremlin mole as well as the name of the handling agent, the 2 agents able to hear an helicopter 3 kilometers away while driving a Lada, etc.).
Unfortunately I will not buy any other book from this author, clearly some people have liked the book but, while not being a weapons or intelligence expert, I find too many things that are either far-fetched or right impossible for me to enjoy reading it.