The Sword of Orion

The Sword of Orion

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
An American weapons-detection team joins forces with a retired Russian Special Forces captain to find a missing Soviet hydrogen bomb, which has fallen into the hands of Moslem fanatics who plan to use the weapon to unleash nuclear Armageddon. 15,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Afghan "soldiers of God" bring the world to the edge of nuclear Armageddon when they steal a Russian hydrogen bomb, vowing to detonate it if the West fails to comply with their demands. At stake is a vast strategic territory: the rich but unstable states of the Islamic Arc, from Africa through the Middle East and Pakistan and ultimately the seething Moslem enclaves of the former Soviet Union.
Only a handful of people know how to recover the warhead before the rebels unleash the powers of the twenty-first century in the name of their thousand-year-old struggle: a U.S. Navy nuclear detection team, flying a highly modified P-3 Orion commanded by an American man and woman, and a retired Russian Special Forces captain with painful firsthand experience in the uncharted wilds of Afghanistan. Together they must outwit the soldiers of God, Russian opportunists, and American intelligence operatives who turn their backs on their own secret war.
In a desperate final battle fought deep inside one of Islam's holiest shrines, all three discover the key to powers far greater than those locked within a hydrogen bomb: the powers of faith, of honor, of courage.
A brilliant new technothriller, The Sword of Orion is the story of the next global war...one step ahead of tomorrow's headlines.

Baker
& Taylor

An American weapons-detection team joins forces with a retired Russian Special Forces captain to find a missing Soviet hydrogen bomb, which has fallen into the hands of Moslem fanatics who plan to use the weapon to unleash nuclear Armaggeddon

Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c1993
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780517588079
0517588072
Branch Call Number: x
FICTION Whi
Characteristics: 280 p. ; 24 cm

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