|Vortex (1991) [Novel]|
by Larry Bond
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The terrifying reality of war just around the corner...
In a world no longer dominated by two superpowers, the theatre of conflict has shifted to the Third World - but with a deadly uncertainty never known before.
The flashpoint is South Africa, where a repressive extreme-right administration has catapulted to power, determined to crush the slightest opposition.
The result is a conflict that will rage across the whole of southern Africa, across deserts, acros the veldt, in the cities, at sea, and in the air. It will realize many of humankind's worst fears, including the full-scale use of both chemical and nuclear weapons. It will raise the ngihtmare spectre of race war, global economic collapse and Armageddon itself.
As chaos threatens to spread across an entire continent, as Cuban forces mount a drive for control of one of the most strategically vital corners of the world, the United States mobilizes for the military operation code-named Brave Fortune, the campaign it cannot afford to lose.
Here are the weapons and the warfare, the diplomatic intrigue and the blueprints for modern combat that exemplify the techno-thriller at its finest.
Original title: Vortex
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Technothrillers