"brilliantly plotted post-Cold War thriller"
What can I say, but "wow!" This book starts off at a run
and proceeds to an all-out-race-to-the-finish.
Major Val McIntyre is a woman trying to succeed in a man's
world. So far, she's accomplished quite a lot, but what
she would really like is a command of her own. She didn't
expect it to be in a place like the Infernesk Technical
Center, located in the middle-of-nowhere Russia.
Infernesk, now a little piece of the US of A in a former
Soviet state, is a huge facility, most of it underground.
This remnant of the Cold War is now a repository for
Russia's nuclear weapons, sent to the facility from former
Soviet states to be destroyed. The Russian Mafiya
smelling profit in selling said weapons to terrorists and
terrorist wanna-bes uses contacts in the Russian military
in an attempt to steal the nukes. So far the United
States, acting illegally on Russian soil, have managed to
keep the weapons out of enemy hands, but the situation is
getting more and more dangerous every day.
Val is sent to Infernesk to put order into the messed up
destruction program so as to cut off the supply. When she
arrives, she finds she has inherited a deadly mess.
Todd Stone has written a brilliantly plotted, fast-paced
story about the post-Cold War world. A simple review can
not do this book justice. If you like the action-
thrillers of Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler or Jack Debruhl,
you'll love this book. What really impressed me was Val
and the other women in her unit. These ladies can kick
some enemy butt!
Moni Draper for PNR Reviews
Moni Draper aka Monette
Reviewed by Moni Draper
Posted February 21, 2004