When an unforeseen asteroid strikes Siberia with the force of a thousand Hiroshimas, it triggers Dead Hand, the ultimate defense mechanism developed by the Soviets at the height of the Cold War.
The missiles are pointing at the United States and its European allies, and ultra-nationalist General Likatchev is willing to use them as blackmail to topple the government in Moscow and return Russia to her status as world power.
When Russia responds to world queries with cold silence, a NATO special operations unit is dropped into Siberia. Trapped in a region ravaged by freezing snow and the hellish aftermath of the asteroid impact, the NATO forces are racing against time to track down Likatchev and dismantle Dead Hand before a global holocaust is unleashed.
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Unable to ignore the leg cramps that were reducing his pace to a painful limp, the solitary Welsh guardsman came to a complete stop. Like a hunted animal in distress, his eyes frantically...
Praise for Dead Hand
“Harold Coyle is the best natural storyteller I know.” —Tom Clancy
“Coyle is at his best when he's depicting soldiers facing death . . . He knows soldiers and he understands the brotherhood-of-arms mystique that transcends national boundaries.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Nobody knows war like Harold Coyle and nobody writes it better.” —Stephen Coonts-