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Arc Light por Eric L. Harry
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Arc Light (original 1994; edición 1996)

por Eric L. Harry (Autor)

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"0430 - A single red light blinks in the Pentagon. Russia is about to launch a supersecret nuclear attack on China. U.S. forces lurch to DEFCON 3, triggering the emergency evacuation of the government from Washington." "0450 - The U.S. President makes a catastrophic mistake: He orders the Chinese warned of the impending Russian attack." "0505 - Forewarned, the Chinese generate and fire their own missiles at Russia." "0525 - Hundreds of Russian ICBMs rise from their silos and head for the U. S. CINCNORAD declares an Air Defense Emergency, sounding klaxons around the world." "0537 - The eerie hum of the Emergency Broadcast System shatters the calm of a balmy summer evening in an America oblivious to the rapidly unfolding events...." "Arc Light is a daringly original novel about the collapse of Russia and the unexpected, terrifying nuclear war that ensues." "As the 20th century draws to an end, missiles rain down on remote airbases all across America. Despite a massive counterattack, the American people vent their outrage on their weak and hapless president, who is impeached in high drama on the floor of the Senate's underground chamber." "Impossible? The Cold War is over, but we still may face the most dangerous event the world has ever known - the breakup of Russia. What Eric Harry has done in this electrifying thriller - the most remarkable debut since Clancy's The Hunt for Red October - is to show us just how frighteningly plausible the scenario actually is." "As the story unfolds scene by scene, in frightening, chilling detail, Harry introduces a rich cast of characters, caught up in the awful drama of a war nobody wanted - or even believed could happen: Greg Lambert, the National Security Adviser to a president whose fatal mistake triggers a war that he cannot control - and will cost Lambert everything he holds dear...; David Chandler, an Army reserve officer, torn away from his home and plunged into combat and unexpected command responsibility...; General Yuri Razov, a senior Russian military commander - and a friend of Lambert's - who is torn between loyalty to his country and his determination to prevent Armageddon...; Melissa Chandler, who experiences the unbelievable horrors of nuclear war at firsthand, alone with her newborn child, and her husband at war..." "Generals, ordinary civilians, front-line soldiers, political leaders on both sides, Eric Harry's cast of characters grips the reader as he makes us see the events through their eyes, taking us from a missile silo to the Kremlin, from a nuclear submarine to the President's flying emergency command post, from people fleeing in panic from America's cities to men and women all over the world carrying out their lonely - and in many cases final - duty. Spanning a truly global range, Arc Light takes you into tanks, foxholes and bombers inbound for nuclear war in a stunning, page-turning political thriller." "Just when you thought it was safe to forget about the Bomb, Eric Harry reminds us: it's still there."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved… (más)
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Título:Arc Light
Autores:Eric L. Harry (Autor)
Info:Jove (1996), 1 pages
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Surprisingly not bad, despite a definitely-not-entirely-accurate prediction of future Russian and Chinese political trajectories. ( )
  goliathonline | Jul 7, 2020 |
Arc Light is quite a broad novel with some parts being politics, some parts being large scale nuclear attacks, some parts being first person military fighting, amongst other things.

It does many things very well and has crisp and straight forward prose that draws you right in even if not up on the intricacies of the US political system.

The book is about a fictional world war 3, a nuclear exchange between Russia and America, with the following conflict leading to the disbanding of NATO and a Russian attack on parts of Europe, and an American retaliation. It's quite well done with a bit of a spellbinding quality to it, it's very easy to lose an enter afternoon when you start it after lunch for a bit of a read. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Aug 15, 2017 |
Arc Light is a military thriller that takes us to the worst place we can imagine, a doomsday scenerio where politics play more of a role in making decisions than common sense, and the destruction of cities and millions of people don't make people bat an eye.

The author Eric Harry starts the novel with the assumption that Russia has rebels that are able to seize the Russia nuclear stockpile and shoot it against U.S military installations, the U.S. responds in kind. After some many nuclear explosions you actually get numb to the fact your country is going up in flames. The second half of the book is the invasion of Russia that is kind of fun to read about (of course, everything goes well there)and the encircling of Moscow.

The book is a fun read as long as you don't take it to seriously. ( )
  bhuesers | Mar 29, 2017 |
Tough book for me to rate; here is why: Bought and read "Arc Light" when it first came out in 1994. I really loved it and at that time would have given it 5 stars. I remembered the book so fondly that I decided to reread it this past summer (2009). It was not nearly as enjoyable this time around. The thing I found most laborious was all the technical depth and description of weapon systems; really seemed to bog down the story. I did not remember this as having gotten in the way during the first read. What I had remembered so fondly were the characters and the trauma the events inflicted upon their lives. That was still there on the second reading, but not as deeply felt as remembered. ( )
  magnumpigg | Nov 17, 2009 |
I liked this book. It's about an atomic war between the USA and Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. Events roller-coaster along leading to an "exchange" that ends in a nightmare. ( )
  Wmt477 | Jul 24, 2009 |
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"0430 - A single red light blinks in the Pentagon. Russia is about to launch a supersecret nuclear attack on China. U.S. forces lurch to DEFCON 3, triggering the emergency evacuation of the government from Washington." "0450 - The U.S. President makes a catastrophic mistake: He orders the Chinese warned of the impending Russian attack." "0505 - Forewarned, the Chinese generate and fire their own missiles at Russia." "0525 - Hundreds of Russian ICBMs rise from their silos and head for the U. S. CINCNORAD declares an Air Defense Emergency, sounding klaxons around the world." "0537 - The eerie hum of the Emergency Broadcast System shatters the calm of a balmy summer evening in an America oblivious to the rapidly unfolding events...." "Arc Light is a daringly original novel about the collapse of Russia and the unexpected, terrifying nuclear war that ensues." "As the 20th century draws to an end, missiles rain down on remote airbases all across America. Despite a massive counterattack, the American people vent their outrage on their weak and hapless president, who is impeached in high drama on the floor of the Senate's underground chamber." "Impossible? The Cold War is over, but we still may face the most dangerous event the world has ever known - the breakup of Russia. What Eric Harry has done in this electrifying thriller - the most remarkable debut since Clancy's The Hunt for Red October - is to show us just how frighteningly plausible the scenario actually is." "As the story unfolds scene by scene, in frightening, chilling detail, Harry introduces a rich cast of characters, caught up in the awful drama of a war nobody wanted - or even believed could happen: Greg Lambert, the National Security Adviser to a president whose fatal mistake triggers a war that he cannot control - and will cost Lambert everything he holds dear...; David Chandler, an Army reserve officer, torn away from his home and plunged into combat and unexpected command responsibility...; General Yuri Razov, a senior Russian military commander - and a friend of Lambert's - who is torn between loyalty to his country and his determination to prevent Armageddon...; Melissa Chandler, who experiences the unbelievable horrors of nuclear war at firsthand, alone with her newborn child, and her husband at war..." "Generals, ordinary civilians, front-line soldiers, political leaders on both sides, Eric Harry's cast of characters grips the reader as he makes us see the events through their eyes, taking us from a missile silo to the Kremlin, from a nuclear submarine to the President's flying emergency command post, from people fleeing in panic from America's cities to men and women all over the world carrying out their lonely - and in many cases final - duty. Spanning a truly global range, Arc Light takes you into tanks, foxholes and bombers inbound for nuclear war in a stunning, page-turning political thriller." "Just when you thought it was safe to forget about the Bomb, Eric Harry reminds us: it's still there."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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