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Publisher's Summary

The explosive fourth book in the USA Today best-selling War Planners series.

Tensions are running high between the United States and China. And a belligerent North Korea isn't helping matters. As members of the US military and intelligence community prepare for the worst, Chinese leaders play a dangerous game.

Note: This series should be enjoyed in order:

  1. The War Planners
  2. The War Stage
  3. Pawns of the Pacific
  4. The Elephant Game
©2017 Point Whiskey Publishing (P)2018 Point Whiskey Publishing

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I love this series!

I love this series. It is a scary look at what could happen in the future.

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They Run Together After a While

The storyline is almost aways the same, just like this series. These things are variations of the same formula; Super smart or super brave, or super capable or super something guy or gal gets in a predicament or is called upon by his or her government, or super secret agency or faltering boozed-up buddy, or whatever, to find or fix or save something or other. It seems like writers in this genre want to be the next Tom Clancy. Well boys and girls, a little dose of reality - they aren't. I am not saying brother Watts here is a bad read. He is average. I am saying the problem is that the genre is stale.

Add to that, usually the voice actor has trouble with pronuciation or something that doing a little bit more homework would have fixed. They are universally good voice technicians. Most are very talented people. Certainly they are better than I would be. But sometimes they sound like they are winging it.

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Great!!! Where is book #5 ????????

Cannot wait to read the follow up!!!! Mr. Watts: type quickly, LOL. !!!!!! This is a warning of the future!!!!

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Very entertaining

For what its worth I really enjoyed listening to the story. The narrator did a top notch job. I am definitely reading the next book. I don't know how accurate the strategies, tactics, and technology is but it's a good story to pass the time away.

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Excellent

Totally exciting, writer covers everything, the characters are great, the narrator was awesome.
my question
.what is next?

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long

To many small useless facts. They are unnecessary. Military people will go to sleep.

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pronunciation is important...

This is merely a pedantic because the overall story and delivery were not distracting on the whole, only when the reader needed to pronounce the words “thermos” and “politburo” was is evident that he hadn’t heard these in conversation before his performance. The use of various voices and accents may be off-putting to some, but I felt it served a purpose to distinguish one character from another over the course of the four books I have heard so far.

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  • 06-09-20

Fantastic War Epic

This is as timely as a book can get! It is so plausible and tracks with what we are just now learning about China. Everyone should read this series.

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edge of your seat thriller

I thought this story would be a run of the mill USA vs China story, which in part it is, but there is so much more. there are a few places twist worthy of admiration for the author. this story did not end up where I thought I would and that is a very good thing. now excuse me, I have to buy the next book... happy listening!

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Very well written and presented. Watts is Clancy’s replacement as king of this type of story.

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  • 12-16-18

Wow

Loved it, Gripping to the end can't wait for book 5, The new Tom Clancy for me.

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  • 01-01-21

Details were impeccable.

As an ex Army Signals operator vetted to the highest level, I found this Amazing.

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  • 02-12-19

amazing

absolutely love this series I xant wait to start it again.


gripping and exciting....hurry up and make moren:)

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  • 01-21-20

narrator has hard time expressing stressed voices

lots of action in this installment, narrator struggles to make desperation and stress believeable but that doesnt really detract from the story.

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  • 06-14-18

Different approach to war and highly believable.

Different approach to war and highly believable. By that I mean the build up to war, the initial attacks etc are not the norm but the way this is written makes it just as likely, maybe more so, than the standard “USA drawn into a war” approach.

Narration was also excellent, really bringing the characters and action to life.

Definitely read/listen to this but I would highly recommend reading the preceding books in the series, rather than jumping in here.