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Dead Hand

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When an unforeseen asteroid strikes Siberia with the force of a thousand Hiroshimas, it triggers Dead Hand, the ultimate defense mechanism developed by the Soviets at the height of the Cold War.

The missiles are pointing at the United States and its European allies, and ultra-nationalist General Likatchev is willing to use them as blackmail to topple the government in Mosco
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 19th 2002 by Forge Books (first published May 28th 2001)
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Fredrick Danysh
An asteroid is on its way to Earth. The Russians have missiles that can launch a nuclear strike against preset targets without human interaction. All this takes is is any impact resembling a nuclear strike. An unhappy section of the Russian military has control of some of these "dead hand" missiles and refuse to deactivate them. Special forces and commando teams from the West prepare to destroy the "dead hand" missiles. This is a good military thriller.
Jerome
I was very eager to read this book, because the plot synopsis seemed so intriguing. Political unrest in Russia, a rogue military leader possessing a nuclear arsenal, and gruesome operations in a post-apocalyptic countryside (courtesy of an asteroid); it all appeared to have the elements of a great story. But right from the start, the plot was spoiled by a choppy delivery. The pattern seemed to be a series of "snapshots", or - more specifically - a bunch of unfinished short stories. Rather than s ...more
Christopher Hivner
I stopped reading after about 100 pages. Supposed to be a military thriller but I was bored. I found myself skimming a lot so I figured it was time to move on to another book.
Davy
I'm not all that into militry novels and this is why. If you like those kind of novels read it but I found it very boring.
Daniel Pulliam
One of the best books I've read and one everyone should read. Thrilling.
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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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