I needed a long book to take with me to China. Tom always delivers on long books. I thought about taking the Bear and the Dragon with me, but wasn’t sure if it would be confiscated on the way into the country.

Red Storm Rising explores a scenario that would cause Russia to go to war with the NATO countries in order to break their treaty and seize the oilfields in the Middle East. Clancy presents a plausible explanation that makes everything follows inevitable.

From personal hardship, valor, and tragedy to national diplomacy and espionage, Clancy covers the war from outset to conclusion with this typical technical mastery and intense scenes.

Rating: 4 out of 5 (What’s this?)