The Red Horseman

Jake Grafton Series, Book 6
Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
Series: Jake Grafton, Book 6
Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (191 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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

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Action Packed

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?

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Great, but dated, military and espionage thriller!

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.

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Great read!

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.

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Turns and twists!

A complicated twisting and spellbinding take. This one must have kept Stephen Coonts awake for months to stitch all of these plots together!

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Fighter Ace, Navy Seal and Admiral????

What would have made The Red Horseman better?

a military technical advisor, particularly where Navy Seals are concerned.

Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen Coonts again?

Probably not. I enjoyed the other books, but this one and the previous book were too far fetched.

What does Benjamin L. Darcie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The Narrator is excellent. The different voices and inflection he uses are perfect.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Sadness in wasting so much time listening to this book. Very disappointed in the Author. Not sure he is even trying anymore.

Any additional comments?

This series, beginning with Flight of the Intruder had been one of my all time favorites. Unfortunately, as the author continued down the line he had to stretch the capabilities of the characters, and in this book he officially "jumped the shark". The plot line is totally unrealistic, and the actions performed by the hero are simply nonsensical.

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  • S. Murdoch
  • 02-10-15

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.

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  • alexander
  • 01-18-15

A very American story with a very American appeal.

Too American with limited appeal for a West european reader such as I
Had to delete it from my audio bookshelf.