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Winter Hawk (Mitchell Gant #3)

3.63  ·  Rating Details  ·  319 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
One week before the Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty is to be ratified in Geneva by the American and Soviet leaders, a CIA agent-in-place confirms that at the Soviet launch site, Baikonur, preparations are being made to place a laser weapon in orbit around the earth. If the launch is successful, the West will be defenceless and the Soviet Union will be controlled not by its g ...more
605 pages
Published 1988 by Fontana (first published 1987)
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Peter Caputo
Feb 07, 2014 Peter Caputo rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Mitchell Gant is back and yet again, Craig hits a homerun with another fantastic action/drama thriller. Shall we ask Craig for a 4th installment to Mitchell Gant's awesome missions? Yes please!
Oct 11, 2015 William rated it really liked it
Shelves: dad, thriller
A longish read but full of action. Mitchell Gant comes to the rescue again!
Jun 30, 2013 Christian rated it it was amazing
Craig Thomas back on form after the satisfying (but slightly too short) 'Firefox Down' - he pits Mitchell Gant agains the might of the Russians once again in a meaty page turner. Putting the techno back in TechnoThriller - a roller coaster ride of double cross, betrayal and just plain gutsy spy work that we've come to love from everyone's favorite PTSD Über-pilot. The addition of space technology does not feel out of place - and serves to convincingly raise the stakes rather than just being ther ...more
Jul 16, 2014 Richard rated it liked it
chunky and wordy but builds nicely
Mar 19, 2010 Dannye rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Winter Hawk was not one of the best books I've ever read. It could have been, but after following the detailed exploits of 4 major characters throughout the book, the author left two of them (Priabin and Kedrov) dangling in the wind. The reader could easily imagine what might have happened to Rodin, the GRU officer. However, Priabin and Kedrov had helped the agenda of the Americans, not the GRU, and it was not so clear cut what happened to them. I was rather disappointed by this oversight.
Thor Weberson
Aug 19, 2012 Thor Weberson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh... Good Read! Gant's feats have gotten more fantastic (as goes action stories).

Definitely action packed from beginning to end - holds your attention!

Since it's set in the "Cold War" era, younger generations may not relate, but the action is definitely there to satisfy any fan of the genre - even with Gant's surrealistic luck!
Almustafa Couch
Jul 15, 2016 Almustafa Couch rated it it was ok
A good book, even though the propaganda was highly pro-Western. It argues that the Soviets were the only immoral people. One of the stark examples of inconsistency was the book's treatment of homosexuals (which are only on the Soviet side, implying the moral superiority of the West, and their equal treatment).
May 14, 2012 Steve rated it really liked it
Focusing a little too much on the anxieties of each character, slowing the read. Otherwise, a great 1980's Cold War techno-thriller. I enjoyed Mitchell Gant in his appearances in the Firefox books ... would've liked a little more action for him.
Terry Callister
Jun 16, 2011 Terry Callister rated it it was amazing
What a great yarn. A russian Megalomaniac intent or returning Russia to the top of the superpower tree up against Major Mitchell Gant, a one man army. Super stuff, well worth the read.
Apr 20, 2009 Jane rated it liked it
Firefox hero Mitchell Gant heads back to Russia one more time to rescue a defector who has information on the latest Russian plot to take on the Capitalist scourge.
Jul 13, 2012 BoekenTrol marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to BoekenTrol by: hema-verf
The Stichting Overal in Nijmegen cleared out some shelves. I received part of the books from hema-verf in a book box in Castricum. Thanks!
Nov 13, 2007 Mike rated it really liked it
Shelves: action, xcharity-2012
Ole Gant was my guy until the USSR fell. He must be wandering the tundra or something. It was a good book back when but now is dated.
Sally Witt
Jul 11, 2011 Sally Witt rated it it was amazing
Excellent! It took a long time to read because it was such a big story, but it was fascinating. Great story.
DD_Michael Martin
Jan 10, 2008 DD_Michael Martin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More military action/fantasy:) Read this book in 1994 and again last week on the train
Aug 26, 2009 Jubilee rated it it was amazing
This book is balls to the wall espionage and action. And it has helicopters!
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David Craig Owen Thomas was a Welsh author of thrillers, most notably the Mitchell Gant series.

The son of the Western Mail rugby union writer, JBG Thomas, Craig was educated at Cardiff High School. He graduated from University College, Cardiff in 1967, obtaining his M.A. after completing a thesis on Thomas Hardy. Thomas became an English Teacher, working in various grammar schools in the West Midl
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Mitchell Gant (4 books)
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