Told from the perspective of Russian soldiers during an imagined Soviet invasion of Western Europe, Ralph Peter, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, intelligence world veteran, and bestselling novelist, delivers an unsettling, gripping, Cold War-era story based on real events.
Set in a fictionalized World War III, Soviet soldiers prepare to invade West Germany in three different locations while western leaders are distracted by the debate of nuclear weapons.
In a number of days, roads are clogged and cities are falling as the Soviets fight a gruesome battle against the West, revealing just how severely unprepared the NATO armies’ were for such a deadly attack.
Focused on the perspectives of Soviet soldiers, from a young private dreaming of music and home to a four-star general tirelessly honoring militaristic family traditions, this unique historical novel tells a riveting story of the shocking rivalries and crumbling loyalties that emerge during world-altering international combat.
Ralph Peters is a retired Army lieutenant colonel and former enlisted man, a controversial strategist and veteran of the intelligence world; a bestselling, prize-winning novelist; a journalist who has covered multiple conflicts and appears frequently in the broadcast media; and a lifelong traveler with experience in over seventy countries on six continents. A widely read columnist, Ralph Peters’s journalism has appeared in dozens of newspapers, magazines, and web-zines, including the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Harper’s Magazine, and Armchair General Magazine. His books include The Officers’ Club, The War After Armageddon, Endless War, and Red Army. Peters grew up in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, and studied writing at Pennsylvania State University. He lives and writes in the Washington, DC, area.