From the New York Times bestselling author of the Gray Man series comes a startlingly realistic novel of World War III.
A desperate Kremlin takes advantage of a military crisis in Asia to simultaneously strike into Western Europe and invade east Africa in a bid to occupy three Rare Earth mineral mines that will give Russia unprecedented control over the world's hi-tech sector for generations to come.
Pitted against the Russians are a Marine lieutenant colonel pulled out of a cushy Pentagon job, a French Special Forces captain and his intelligence operative father, a young Polish partisan fighter, an A-10 Warthog pilot, and the commander of an American tank platoon who, along with his German counterpart, fight from behind enemy lines.
Through grand land, sea, and air battles to a small unit fighting hand-to-hand in the jungle, Russia and the US face off in a terrifying but thrilling battle for world dominance - with constant the threat of a Russian nuclear detonation ever present.
“Red Metal is red hot! Packed with action, intrigue and a plot ripped right from today’s headlines—you won’t be able to put this one down. If you enjoy finely-crafted military thrillers, you will love Red Metal.”—Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Backlash
"A fast-paced thriller featuring nonstop action and a little something for everyone...Think Red Storm Rising but ten times faster, with more action and Greaney’s familiar, smooth style...Red Metal is a once-in-a-generation type thriller that is not to be missed."—The Real Book Spy
“Mark Greaney’s first standalone thriller hits you like a thunderbolt and truly lives up to the phrase ‘can’t put it down.’”—New York Journal of Books
“All of Greaney’s considerable talents are on display here, honed to an even sharper edge by the still-serving Rawlings’ battlefield expertise. This is the modern-day equivalent of Red Storm Rising and not to be missed by those who like their pages gun-metal strong.”—Providence Journal
Praise for Mark Greaney
“Mark Greaney reigns as one of the recognized masters of action and adventure.”—New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Steve Berry
“Nobody is on a hotter streak right now than Mark Greaney.”—The Real Book Spy
"[A] high-energy thriller...Clancy fans will have a blast”—Kirkus Reviews
“Fast-paced [and] tightly written...A great ride.”—New York Times bestselling author Larry Bond
“Bourne for the new millennium.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins