Cauldron by Larry Bond

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In late 1997, world order has been destabilized by recession and extreme nationalism. France and Germany unite to form the " European Confederation." EurCon's attempt to Eastern Europe under its control meets with resistance, particularly from Poland, and soon the U.S. and Britain are pulled into the struggle. The war and its build-up are reported by various observers: the senior CIA field man in Moscow, the private advisor to the U.S. president, a French intelligence agent, a Hungarian police commander, a Russian intelligence man, a CIA economist and officers of the American, German and Polish armed forces. The nonstop action includes massive air, naval and land battles with first-line equipment.

“The techno-thriller has a new ace, and his name is Larry Bond.”
-Tom Clancy

“A superb storyteller. Bond seems to know everything about warfare, from the grunt in a foxhole to the fighter pilots far above the earth.”
- New York Times Book Review

“Bond clearly knows what he’s doing. Submarine warfare, dogfights in the air, and combat in the trenches are handled with authority and accuracy.”
- San Francisco Chronicle

“Techno-thriller fans rejoice! Larry Bond is good – very, very good. I started sweating on the first page.”
-Stephen Coonts

“Bond’s storytelling is superb.”
- Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Bond displays a firm grasp of how the national security bureaucracy in Washington goes into action and how the military deploys.
- Navy Times

“Bond does a good Job of conveying the strange exhilaration of combat.”
- Newsday

“Bond sets a new standard for the techno-thriller.”
- Orlando Sentinel
 

About Larry Bond

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Larry Bond is a writer and game designer. He graduated from St. Thomas College in 1973 with a degree in quantitative methods. Bond worked as a computer programmer before entering The U.S. Navy Officers Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He graduated in 1976 and served in the Navy for six years. Bond spent two years with the Navy Reserve Intelligence Program and then worked as a naval analyst for consulting firms in Washington, D.C. Bond also designs games. His Harpoon gaming system was published in 1980 and has won the H.G. Wells Award as the best miniature game of the year in 1981, 1987, and 1997. A computer version of the game was created in 1990 and won the Wargame of the Year award from Computer Gaming World. Bond began his writing career by collaborating with Tom Clancy on the bestseller Red Storm Rising. His own novels include Red Phoenix, The Enemy Within, and Day of Wrath.
 
Published January 5, 2014 by Warner. 736 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, War, History, Horror. Fiction

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With the help of rich industrialist Ross Huntington III, the President comes up with a tough plan to help those plucky countries hang on and, at the same time, punish the French for their decades of rudeness to tourists.

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Fans will no doubt lap up the latest techno-thriller from Bond and Patrick Larkin, the team responsible for Vortex and Red Phoenix . In late 1997, world order has been destabilized by recession and ex

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The war and its build-up are reported by various observers: the senior CIA field man in Moscow, the private advisor to the U.S. president, a French intelligence agent, a Hungarian police commander, a Russian intelligence man, a CIA economist (the lone woman and hence the ``like'' interest) and of...

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