The Third World War: A Future HistoryHardback
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- Publisher: MACMILLAN
- Format: Hardback | 400 pages
- Dimensions: 153mm x 234mm
- Publication date: 1 August 2003
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0333989708
- ISBN 13: 9780333989708
A chilling and disturbing novel of the next world war At first it seemed like a series of unconnected events. An unprovoked missile attack on a Japanese US military base killed 58. Then, a matter of hours later, Pakistan's prime minister lay dead, the victim of a successful assassination attempt. But, while investigating these seemingly unrelated attacks, the American military stumbled upon a link between them. American President Jim West is intent on forging a strategy of peaceful diplomacy, though he meets with fierce opposition from his Secretary of State, Mary Newman. She is convinced that an early attack is the only option. As the debate rages, no one is aware that the Third World War has started A newly formed, loose alliance of two rogue states plotted and executed the two atrocities. This discovery, however, was overshadowed by the capabilities of the group. With access to weapons of mass destruction, they were in a position to commit further, far more deadly, strikes against their enemies. But worse was to come: soon the very powers that the US had considered allies were turning against her...
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