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Red Metal
9780451490414 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Thrillers / Military Jul 16, 2019
$36.00 CAD
Active 6.24 x 9.25 x 1.94 in 656 pages Berkley
A Russian military strike against Europe could change the balance of power in the West. A stunningly realistic view of modern warfare from a battlefield commander and the New York Times bestselling author of The Gray Man.

The Russian bear has awakened. Their tanks race across Poland crushing all opposition on a headlong dash for the heart of Germany. Satellite killing missiles blind American forces while Spetznatz teams destroy Allied communications relays. It’s all part of a master plan to confuse and defeat America and her allies.

Ranged against the Russian attack are a Marine lieutenant colonel pulled out of a cushy job at the Pentagon and thrown into the fray, a French Special Forces captain and his intelligence operative father, a young Polish female partisan fighter, an A-10 Warthog pilot, and the captain of an American tank platoon who, along with a German sergeant, struggle to keep a small group of American and German tanks in the fight.

Operation Red Metal is a nightmare scenario made real but could it just be the first move on the Russian chessboard?

Story Locale: Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR: The seventh Gray Man book, Agent in Place, debuted at #10 on the New York Times hardcover fiction list and the previous entry, Gunmetal Gray, hit at #11, with more than 50,000 copies in print. His first hardcover, Back Blast, was also a national bestseller, hitting #16 on the Bookscan bestseller list, #14 on the Publishers Weekly list, and #38 on the USA Today list, with more than 50,000 copies in print

COAUTHOR WITH REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE: Lt. Col. Hunter “Rip” Rawlings is a combat veteran of the Marine Corps; he’s led troops into action in Afghanistan and Iraq

AUTHORS CONDUCTED EXTENSIVE RESEARCH: Together they travelled around Eastern Europe visiting actual sites from the story. In many cases, they were accompanied by NATO officers who elaborated on the kinds of defense they would mount against a Russian attack.

IN GOOD COMPANY: Mark Greaney is a #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of three books with Tom Clancy, and since Clancy’s death, has written four more books in the Jack Ryan series on his own

Mark Greaney has a degree in international relations and political science. In his research for the Gray Man novels, including Agent in Place, Gunmetal Gray, Back Blast, Dead Eye, Ballistic, On Target, and The Gray Man, he traveled to more than fifteen countries and trained alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close-range combative tactics. He is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Tom Clancy Support and Defend, Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect, Tom Clancy Commander in Chief, and Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance. With Tom Clancy, he coauthored Locked On, Threat Vector, and Command Authority.

Lt. Col. Hunter “Rip” Rawlings IV is an active duty Marine and a veteran of combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. A former infantry battalion commander and light armored reconnaissance officer, he has served for more than twenty years. He is currently assigned to Quantico as the Warfighting Director for Marine Corps Command and Staff College. In his spare time, Lt. Col. Rawlings is an avid scuba diver, small-craft sailor, and microbrewer.

Author Residence: Memphis, TN

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Praise for Mark Greaney

“Greaney’s steady escalation of the risks that Court faces, and the exceedingly clever ways he tackles them, make this entry in the exemplary Gray Man series a can’t miss.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review of Agent in Place)

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