||Nov 25, 2009
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Nuclear espionage on a grand scale.
A fast paced action packed international thriller and ultimate espionage adventure, involving a daring mission to begin to rid the world of nuclear missiles.
From the time of their coincidental arrival in Moscow, until their final confrontation with cold blooded Soviet killers on the other side of the world, Americans, Gerry Williams and Peter Shelby are carrying out a mission involving the most potent weapons of mass destruction ever invented by mankind.
The action moves from the Kremlin to the biggest missile sites in Russia and the USA, on to major container ports around the world, in this pull no punches espionage thriller that makes for great reading.
"That is Minot Air Force base in North Dakota, one of the largest missile bases in the United States. It is home to six Strategic Air Command missile squadrons, with a total of three hundred ready-to-launch missiles, with a combined payload of well over one thousand nuclear warheads," the general continued, flipping to the next slide which showed an impressive looking rocket.
"That gentlemen, is a Minuteman missile, capable of carrying a payload of three, one hundred kiloton nuclear warheads."
Excellent, March 15, 2010
By www.bookshipper.blogspot.com/ "www.bookshippe... (Montreal, Quebec)
I have to say that when I first read the description for this book, I thought "not another book on espionage and the Soviet Union", but I have to say that author Stephen Knight took a theme and completely turned it on its ear.
The plotline defts take two unwilling Americans and turns them into agents for the Soviet Union with the sole mission of getting rid of Nuclear Arms.
From the beginning of the storyline, you just know that the conflict will grow and that extreme measures will be taken to make sure that these men do not succeed.
The plotting is excellent and there are quite a few twists and turns that, frankly, I never saw coming (and this to me, makes this book a thriller in the true way!). This book did actually thrill me at times, made me feel disgusted at the characters at times and brought out alot of emotion.
I recommend this one for all lovers of Robert Ludlum - you have just discovered a new author.
A Riveting Espionage Adventure, March 12, 2010
By Theresa Hurley "Terry Hurley" (USA)
"The Minot Mission" by Stephen Knight is an action packed thriller filled with adventure, espionage and intrigue. It is the story of two Americans, Gerry Williams and Peter Shelby, who were separately visiting the Soviet Union when they were involuntarily recruited by the Soviets to carry out a military mission against the United States to rid the world of nuclear weapons of mass destruction.
From their first meeting with General Vladimir Tsoff , Stephen Knight had me riveted to the pages as I followed the adventure of these two men as they traveled the world one step ahead of the Soviets trying to kill them for sabotaging the mission. I highly recommend "The Minot Mission" to anyone that enjoys a fast paced adventure story.
Nuclear arms and the race is on, February 14, 2010
By Mary Ellen "MES" (Virginia) -
The race is on with the nuclear arms and the two players as usual is the Soviet Union against the United States. This has never changed and has always been the race. This has been going on for years and years. In this book titled "The Minot Mission" by author Stephen Knight you've never seen the Soviets go as far as taking people, two men (Williams and Shelby) to be exact for their brilliant minds to make up for lost time and make them work for the wrong side.
Williams is the more assertive one and moves forward with the sabotage mission. Wolf Byford thinks he just saw a flying saucer and something falling from it. Since it is so close to a military base could it have been a military mission?
Well it was except it was for the wrong side and now Williams and Shelby are on the run. The book keeps your page turning the pages as they are being chased by the Soviets. The tangled webs of espionage and skilled training if agents make this a fast paced book. The author does well building the characters and leading you through the story...it's a good book.
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