Rick Campbell, one of the best military thriller writers to work in the technothriller genre since Tom Clancy was at the peak of his career, will continue his popular Trident Deception franchise in 2019 when Treason, a brand new novel, hits bookstore shelves.
Since launching his series in 2014 with his debut novel Trident Deception, Rick Campbell had consistently released one book per year through 2017 when his last book, Blackmail, came out. While he won’t publish a new novel in 2018, Campbell has apparently used the time off to write his most daring novel yet, one that pulls the U.S. into a war they’re not ready to fight. . .
A military coup in Russia leads to a swift invasion of former Soviet territories—while the U.S. has been rendered powerless to respond—in this classic military technothriller.
In Russia, the military is anxious to assert its military strength and regain its role as a superpower. The Russian President refuses to greenlight a bold plan to disable American strategic nuclear capability and retake the Ukraine and the Baltic States, fearing the potential consequences of involving nuclear weapons. But the generals won’t have it and at their first opportunity, they overthrow the president in a military coup. Then they use a narrow window to initiate their bold plan—the Zolotov option—which will render all of America’s B2 bombers and ballistic missiles useless. With the U.S. off the board, they swiftly invade the Ukraine with an overwhelming force, an invading Army that even NATO can’t hope to resist.
Now, it’s game on. Without their primary weapons, the U.S. has to find a way to fight back on multiple fronts. If they’re to have any chance, they’ll have to overcome the malware that has grounded their ballistic missiles and planes, as well as to secretly land a SEAL team to help rescue the imprisoned Russian President, and help retake control from the forces that are driving Europe into a continental war.
Rick Campbell, one of the finest young military thriller writers, returns with his biggest and boldest novel to date.
Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.