DEFCON Five: normal peacetime activities
DEFCON Four: increase intelligence watch and increase security
DEFCON Three: forces on standby, awaiting further orders
DEFCON Two: forces ready for combat
DEFCON One: forces deployed for combat
In this explosive best seller, the United States and the Soviet Union are poised on the brink of Armageddon. Glasnost has failed, Russia is economically desperate, and Gorbachev's successor has launched the first strike in what may become World War III. Only one man knows the full extent of the impending horror - a CIA operative trapped in the Kremlin.
Written by a former Marine Corps pilot, DEFCON One is a blistering scenario of men and war - exciting, tense, and frighteningly real.
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By Amazon Customer on 27-08-16
High tech, high suspense, high tension!
Cold war heats up to the brink of Armageddon! Geopolitical intrigue. Small inner circle politburo cabal of Soviet hardliners opposed to glasnost are convinced that the only way to achieve the Communist goal of world domination and return the Soviet Union to its former glory is to destroy the United States in a surprise all out nuclear first strike. The depth of the author's knowledge of the inner workings of the respective governments and the military command structure made the story real enough to be an account of history thst could have been. The realistic dialogue and detailed description of the aerial combat scenes put me back in the cockpit
The narration was first class - literally made me like I was present as a participant. Overall, a great and thrilling read.
By Luke on 05-08-15
The reader is so bad!
The reader's breathing is so loud it wreaked the book for me. Gave up on chapter 3.