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The Fourth War

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  152 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Along the Afghanistan border, a CIA agent meets secretly with a distraught Arab girl. She passes him a coded message before killing herself. But before the message can be deciphered, the world spins toward war: Within hours, the president of Pakistan is assassinated, and the country's nuclear warheads go missing. Al Qaeda streams into northern Pakistan. Israel puts her com ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 27th 2006 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 2005)
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Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adventure, fiction
I got the book from someone else and expected it wouldn't be that great. I was very pleasantly surprised. If you like Clancy type adventure books, this will fit nicely into your book list. While Stewart keeps the pages free from profanity and keeps it clean, he doesn't scrimp where it counts and creates a compelling and (mostly) plausible spy story. I'd give it 4 stars.
Jan 06, 2009 rated it it was ok
Would have been a thrill to read if I were more interested in aviation or had a history in the air force. You can tell Stewart has a deep love and history with airplanes. The story was good, but I was turned off by the intense details. Probably not a book I would recommend.
May 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Chris is a retired fighter pilot and brings alot of his knowledge of the workings of the government and how somethings might transpire to make for an edge-of-your-seat read.
Londa Frankis
May 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I learned that I enjoyed his style of writing, because there is action, excitement, no sex, swearing, just good, plus he and his family just live down the road from me, and he is just a good guy!
Jennifer Griffith
My favorite of Stewart's novels so far. He makes the worst case scenarios of politics and military hit really close to home, as always, and this time better than ever. Nail-biting stuff!
Lauren Barth
Dec 13, 2017 rated it liked it
I wasn't expecting much out of this book. Turns out I was wrong. I really liked the writing style. There was a ton of action and mostly kept me hooked. One of the biggest things I admire about this book is that there is no profanity. It's hard to find a book that lacks profanity but Chris Stewart was able to deliver a good book without the use of profanity. The aspect that lost me was all of the detail about aviation. I don't have an interest in aviation and not much knowledge about it, so it wa ...more
Nov 21, 2014 rated it liked it
I picked this book because I greatly enjoyed Chtis Stewart's set of books, THE GREAT AND THE TERRIBLE." This one was about the United States trying to find 24 nuclear warheads that went missing when a coup toppled the government of Pakistan. Because Stewart was a former Air Force Pilot, his discriptions of flying bombers and other military aircraft were so detailed and exciting. The book also included descriptions of torture and killings. It was an interesting book, but I liked his other books b ...more
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Feb 07, 2009 rated it liked it
Lots of action, little if any profanity. It was gripping. Got a little too violent in a couple of places for me, but overall in good taste.
Terri Baker
Mar 18, 2016 rated it liked it
i like the Great & Terrible series better. similar content in this novel. Pretty good action.
Oct 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
Now that I'm on the "Book Two" part of the book (second half). I'm liking it a lot more. We'll see how I feel when I'm done.
Mar 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very good book. Well written, in line with Tom Clancy. Lays out a chilling prospect for the next big war.
Jun 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book..geopolitical thriller, w/e that means, but its good..
Mar 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Good book. Same author who wrote the Great and Terrible series.
Michelle S
Apr 22, 2008 rated it liked it
It's interesting enough to keep a reader going, but a hair on the side of predictable
Sal Sclafani
May 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great one not to be missed!

Don't miss a word of this adrenaline-pumping tale. And it makes you proud to know who is watching over us.
Jun 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in a long time that I have had a hard time putting down. Really liked the action, the lack of profanity, and the overall ending (It was not that predictable)
Oct 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I loved this enlightening well-written book. It didn't have any bad language, and was really believeable. It is a must-read if you like war stories. mm
Aug 30, 2009 rated it liked it
Entertaining. Predictable.
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Chris Stewart is a bestselling author and world-record-setting Air Force pilot whose previous military techno-thrillers have been selected by the Book of the Month Club and published in six different countries. He is the author of the highly acclaimed series The Great and Terrible, as well as A Christmas Bell for Anya, which was performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during their 2005 Christma ...more
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