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Bright Star (Scott Dixon #2)

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  1,697 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
In the not-too-distant future, an assassination attempt by Libyan terrorists sparks an Egyptian retaliatory raid across the borders. As the conflict intensifies, U.S. and Soviet troops are drawn into the battle. Front-line soldiers on both sides embark on daring commando raids and face horrific nerve gas attacks.
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published February 15th 1990 by Simon & Schuster
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Hilmi Isa
Amerika Syarikat dan Mesir bersiap sedia untuk mengadakan latihan ketenteraan antara kedua-dua negara di dalam latihan ketenteraan yang dipanggil Bright Star. Acara kemuncaknya akan dihadiri oleh kedua-dua presiden. Peluang ini digunakan oleh Brotherhood,sebuah gerakan bersenjata Islam untuk membunuh Presiden Mesir dan Presiden Amerika Syarikat. Namun demikian,operasi tersebut berjaya dipatahkan.
Menyedari bahawa Libya merupakan dalang utama,Mesir bertindak menghukum Libya dengan melaksanakan ope
Henri Moreaux
Written in 1990 this book about a 'future' middle east conflict between Libya & Egypt instigated by Libya in the midst of a political power struggle.

Not much time is spent on the political side of things, just enough so that the story has a realistic setting without becoming bogged down in political wrangling.

The novel builds like a coming storm as events lead up to the eventual conflict, the conflict itself is well written and, I feel, a good portrayal of modern war.

I read a 1990 second rep
Mike (the Paladin)
Sep 16, 2011 Mike (the Paladin) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action
We're getting into the personal lives of our characters here more as Scott Dixon considers resignation for his marriage's sake, but of course, doesn't go through with it.

Once we get through the personal struggles (which of course go on in the back ground) we get involved in another conflict. Coyle here is laying out things from the soldier's point of view again and I suppose it goes without saying that a lot of soldiers go into action with family matters dragging at the back of their minds makin
Bob Conner
Jan 18, 2015 Bob Conner rated it it was amazing
Shelves: military-war
Coyle is an excellent author with a good knowledge of military. His story lines are intriguing and, while fictional, are not only credible, but very possible.
Fredrick Danysh
Nov 12, 2013 Fredrick Danysh rated it really liked it
After Scott Dixon was forced to command American troops in combat and losing most of the brigade, he turns down command of a tank unit winding up in a dead end job at the Pentagon. Two years later he is sent to Egypt as an operations officer when rebels kill his predecessor. As war breaks out between Libya and Egypt he faces many difficult choices including a combat command that he does not want and a breakdown in his marriage. There is a glossy of military terms included. Note to the author: Co ...more
Kym Andrew Robinson
Harold Coyle continues the gritty Cold War action well in this follow up to the first 'Scott Dixon' story nicely.
It is one of my favorite Coyle books and as an avid reader I would naturally suggest it to any one who seeks a credible modern war story with a focus on the violence of mechanised desert fighting.

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Mike Emett
Oct 04, 2013 Mike Emett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More of a 3.5 but decided to round up. Got a bit loose on his use of f-bombs, with a (to me) out of nowhere love story along with what may have been a rushed ending. Though over 20 years old, the detail in which he writes battle scenes and the men who are in the midst of battle is great. Almost feel like you are there. Good 'what-ifs' keep on a coming from Coyle.
Jul 19, 2013 John rated it liked it
Shelves: 1fiction, box13
Written in 1990 about a war in the middle east - cool stuff
Lori Spier
Bright Star by Harold Coyle (1990)
Dec 16, 2011 Teddy rated it it was ok
Kind of boring.
Dec 10, 2007 colleen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military, 1991
read 03.23.91
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Harold Coyle is an American author of historical, speculative fiction and war novels including Team Yankee, a New York Times best-seller.He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1974 and spent seventeen years on active duty with the U.S. Army.He lives in Leavenworth, Kansas.
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