When the Soviet Union collapses, thousands of nuclear warheads go unaccounted for, and it’ll take someone of Jake Grafton’s talents to make sure they don’t end up in the wrong hands. Promoted to deputy director of a new U.S. intelligence agency, the stakes of Jake Grafton’s commission are higher than ever before. With the USSR on the brink of dissolution, a vast nuclear arsenal is suddenly ripe for the taking by mercenaries, rogue nations, and insane Russian nationalists.
Grafton must stop them, and he may have to do it alone: Not everyone supposedly on his side wants him to succeed. The Red Horseman is a startling vision of the apocalyptic danger that emerged at the end of the Cold War, a threat that still exists wherever nuclear weapons remain poorly secured.
©1993 Stephen P. Coonts (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
This novel is set in 1993 in Washington DC, Moscow, and Iraq. The issue that it deals with is Russia's nuclear arsenal after the USSR dissolved. It is well worth listening to despite being dated. All of Stephen Coonts' novels are excellent. Highly recommended.
Jake and Toad save the world, again. This time in Russia during the 90s with a nuclear meltdown, a dog fight between an attack airplane and a fighter, killings in the streets and a pesky reporter. Action galore. Where's my next Coonts book?
I've been a Jake Grafton fan for years and this book was was well written and I eagerly await the next book in this series.
"Love the series. Less suspense"
Love the series. Less suspense than normal. However author again explores another world political scene at a point of change so much more intelligent than sone spy/military adventures.
"slow and ponderous"
the story was slow in getting to the point.
the narator was too American for European tastes
.I found it too slow and was unable to finish
A regrettable purchase.
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