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State Scarlet

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When a caller tells the White House he has stolen a U.S. nuclear device and will set it off in a major European city, nobody panics. The president sees it as a chance to check the security of the nuclear weapons system; the National Security Advisor sees it as a chance to go one-up in his bureaucratic feuds - it's a useful crank call.

Except that is isn't a crank call. A nu
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Hardcover, 351 pages
Published April 4th 1987 by Putnam Adult
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Pearl
I am not one for thrillers usually, but for this book I am happy to make an exception. It still isn't my preferred genre and at times I did find my mind wondering, but overall, the book was a much better experience than I was expecting.

A man calls the White House and tells them that he has stolen one of their Nuclear bombs, (yes the nuclear crisis was a while ago, but hey, this book was written in the eighties.) And our Protagonist Loggerman, has to establish whether or not this guy is a crank,
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Alex Willis
The plot was okay but the characters were not memorable. In addition there was nothing to hook me into loving this book.
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Jun 29, 2008 Kelly rated it really liked it
Read this one on the husband's recommendation. Quite good. A stolen nuclear weapon, NATO, choices made, etc. The author has real life experience from his career in this field. I think that is why the story is so good.
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David Aaron has served on the National Security Council in both Republican and Democratic adminstrations, from 1972 to 1974 as senior staff member and, from 1977 to 1981, as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. From 1974 to 1976, he headed an investigative task force for the Senate Intelligence Committee. He was a member of the first SALT negotiations, directed the work ...more
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