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Fall Back
Peter Niesewand
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Fall Back

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  65 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
It was the most desperate, cunning, and lethal espionage survival game a nation had ever dared play. The Soviets were secretly ready to launch a nuclear first-strike via computerized missiles, and Martin Ross, a computer genius of rare abilities, was the only man U.S. intelligence could trust to abort this dirty, deadly plot. But first he had to penetrate the heavily guard ...more
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Published 1991 (first published 1982)
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Mar 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book 23 years ago when I was in high school and I loved it. I've always wanted to re-visit this book and recently, my wife gave me a copy as a birthday gift.

I enjoyed it just as much - maybe even more - this time around. Computer technology is important in the story but the fact that the information is very dated hasn't kept the book from aging well. I will no doubt read this book again in the future, it's one of my all-time favorites.
I keep telling all my friends about this book but 1) its very difficult to get as its out of print; and 2) its not available as an ebook. One of the best cold war novels of its era. Its like a more realistic James Bondesque spy novel. Thrilling to the last page, dowdy old professor gets a brain transplant into a young agents body. Could you make it up? Peter Niesewand did. A great writer sadly no longer with us.

I did not read this book on my amazon kindle, I read it on paper.
Dec 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nicole Diamond
If it has one star I liked it a lot
If it has two stars I liked it a lot and would recommend it
If it has three stars I really really liked it a lot
If it has four stars I insist you read it
If it has five stars it was life changing
Karunakaran N.
Nov 05, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Read this 25 years back.... goes to the limits of advanced medical research and was incredible. It was frightening, even horrifying and compulsive reading. To revisit it after so many years the feel did not change... Very futuristic....
Jeff Davis
Dec 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One of my all time favorite reads
Fred Stemp
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down. I was 18 and read this 30 years ago. Would be a great movie!
Martin Paul
Ahead of its time in the eighties.
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