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Fortunes of War

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  1,674 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Four Japanese nationalists storm Tokyo's imperial palace and behead the emperor. Their goal: to invade Russia and conquer oil-rich Siberia in order to dominate the globe. Soon the world explodes in war, as Japan, Russia and the United States go head-to-head in a struggle that threatens total destruction. Now three men from three different nations must meet their ultimate c ...more
Paperback, 436 pages
Published April 15th 1999 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published April 15th 1998)
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The fact that I have liked some of Coonts stories is the only reason I can foresee this being on my "to read" shelf. Now it can go to the "to trash" shelf. Too long, too boring, too warring. 0 of 10 stars
Not quite the page-turner I expected it to be given the premise. That it is somewhat dated now (written 1998, set in its near future I think) is not the issue. Rather, the 'action' is quite slow to develop and never really grabbed me in the way some of my favourite action/thriller authors do. Yes, I was engaged enough to finish the book and see what happened to end the Japanese-Russian war, especially when it threatened to go nuclear. Yes, I wanted to see who would survive and how BUT it was som ...more
Mmmm... With this book I got the feeling that I was listening to a four year old who was going on and on with an unbelievable story and saying, "And then you know what happened? It got cold and rained. And then you know what happened? Gaven ate a dragon fly." It moved very fast and it was like the author is one of those old barrel chested vets (got nuthin but love for ya') who love to talk up the military lingo with fellow vets. Seriously, I felt like I was hanging out with my dad and a fellow A ...more
Coudnt stop reading. Story is not as detailed as Clancy did but they are close
To the best of my count, this is the tenth novel which I have read by the author. While not my favorite or even second favorite by him, I would say this book sits as the third or fourth best of the ten coonts books which I have read. Even in his novels with less merit, every novel which I have read by him has some.
Graham Bates
It took me way too long to read this book, partly because it has so many characters that I could barely keep up. The action is interesting, but I found myself drawn to the Russian and Japanese characters and had little connection to the American pilots. If you like fictional war novels, this is one for you.
Steve Wilson
Not a bad little book. Coonts knows the technology, and has a great grasp of the politics, too. I tried to really like the book a lot, but just couldn't get into it as much as I would have liked. I still recommend it.
Just could not get in to it at all. Gave up after 120 pages.
Don Eggert
This is a page turner for sure. Well written tight story.
Japan invades Russia. Nuclear war seems imminent.
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Stephen Coonts (born July 19, 1946) is an American thriller and suspense novelist.

Coonts grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia, a small coal-mining town and earned an B.A. degree in political science at West Virginia University in 1968. He entered the Navy the following year and flew an A-6 Intruder medium attack plane during the Vietnam War, where he served on two combat cruises aboard the USS Ent
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