An excellent book. Looks at the big picture, yet is full of quotes that help explain the thinking of the main characters.
The author has undertaken an immense review of sources to find the quotes by the main political readers and the many generals on both sides. The context of the main decisions is now understood and somehow makes sense.
The narration by Christian Rodska is simply perfect. There must be a prize he should win.
More depth to the characters is needed. A better plot with deeper understanding of the geopolitical situation is a must if this book is to seem plausible. Chinese motives were very simplistic and reactions once conflict starts inept.
Less factual errors would have made the book more enjoyable. For example, Barcelona is not the capital of Spain and does not have an American Embassy. Also, Hong Kong is part of China (self-administering though) and is not a free-for-all zone for special forces and spies to operate at will.
Tom Clancy's books are usually better researched and more plausible. Not this one.
A very powerful book. Well written. Reflects the impact of war on the soldiers who have to live through it as well as the determination of one women in love who wants to find the truth about what happened to her man.
Narrator Isabel Keating was simply excellent.
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