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Jones, Dennis.

Toronto, Stoddart, c1985. 366pp, cloth, $19.95, ISBN 0-7737-2054-5. CIP

Grades 11 and up
Reviewed by Jerry McDonnell

Volume 14 Number 5
1986 September

It is 1989 and President Reagan's successor has just signed another disarmament treaty with the Soviets, As American weapons are withdrawn, the West German government begins to increase its arms supply and to become more conservative and militaristic, even to the extent of re-establishing the general staff. Naturally, the Soviet Union becomes worried, and eventually decides the only way to protect itself is to invade West Germany, Or is this the actual sequence of events?

The book is rife with spies, agents, and double agents, so that the real story is only revealed a little at a time. Duplicity and doubledealing keep the reader guessing as to the final outcome, and as to how the Americans will react.

There can be no doubt that Dennis Jones has written another thriller to rival Rubicon One* and Russian Spring.** It will keep you reading and trying to sort out the heroes and villains until almost the last page. This is an excellent action/adventure book for the high school and adult levels. Highly recommended.

Jerry McDonnell, F.E. Madill S.S., Wingham, Ont.

*Reviewed vol. XII/1 January 1984 p.14.
*Reviewed vol. XIII/1 January 1985 p.14.

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