DEFCON One by Joe Weber

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From the acclaimed thriller writer, Joe Weber, comes a chilling novel of the Cold War.

The United States and Soviet Union are at the brink of war. Fearful of US plans for an anti-missile defense system that could defeat a USSR first strike, the Soviet General Secretary, the conservative successor to Gorbachev, conceives a plan to act first.

Russian Bear bombers violate US airspace, leading to a response by American F-15s. A US Navy battle group is attacked in the North Atlantic. And in orbit, a Soviet hunter-killer satellite attacks an American space shuttle.

As the world careens towards a nuclear conflict, only a lone CIA operative stands between peace and utter destruction. But can he act in time?

Vividly portraying the real world of military hardware and combining it with page-turning action, DEFCON One is the definition of a classic thriller.
 

About Joe Weber

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As a former fighter pilot, Joe Weber knows his subject well. His military thrillers are fast-paced, accurate in every detail, and as current as this morning's headlines. His novels have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the Associated Press, and the Chicago Tribune. They have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Spanish, Polish, Russian, and Italian. Mr. Weber holds a Master of Science Degree in Aviation Management. He is an Airline Transport Rated pilot with over 10,500 hours of flight time in 43 different types of aircraft, ranging from aerobatic biplanes and high-performance military jets to four engine transports. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1970-1975. A carrier-qualified fighter/attack trained pilot, he graduated first in his class from advanced naval jet pilot training in Kingsville, Texas, in 1972. After his release from active duty, he flew commercially until 1989 when his first novel was published. A native of Enid, Oklahoma, he lives near Pensacola, Florida, with his wife Jeannie.
 
Published June 21, 2012 by Ignition Books. 294 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction

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First-novelist Weber writes of post-Gorby Soviet hard-liners who plan a sneak nuclear attack on the US—and bring the world to the brink of all-out war.

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