Book Review: ‘Treason: A Novel’ By Rick Campbell Is A Great Russia/USA Thriller

Author Rick Campbell is back with a great new thriller, number five in his Trident Deception series, that once again pits Russia against the USA in a battle for dominance. The Russians have new technology, the Zolotov option, that can override US military planes, bombs and missiles and the ability for us to defend ourselves. The Russian President Kalanin has not approved it to be used. A military coup overtakes him and Zolotov is used and the US is defenseless. The Russians plan to take back Ukraine and the Baltic States. They warn the President there’s nothing he can do to stop the Russian uprising.

Christine O’Connor the National Security Adviser has had enough. After the events of the last novel and having her life once again threatened she has turned in her resignation after she concludes the new treaty with Russia. She’s also invited to go away with President Kalanin after they sign the treaty (this is before the coup). They head off for the weekend to Kalanin’s house in a remote part of the country. That’s where he is overtaken. Christine is in a bunker and no one knew she was there. She manages to save Kalanin and they go on the run. She manages to call the President and a plan is made to save them.

In Cambridge, Massachusetts the best hackers and programmers are on the case trying to override the Zolotov option, so the US can prevent WW III. The military has been put on notice and the submarines in the Black Sea have also been put on notice. War seems to be imminent as is saving Christine and Kalanin. A daring attempt to save them, a massive underwater battle and a daring plan to stop the Russians is undertaken to stop them before it’s too late.

A page-turning military thriller that you won’t want to put down. From the very beginning to the sea battles, to the Seal team rescue, will keep you on the edge of your seat to the very end.

You can pick up Treason in stores on Tuesday, March 19, from St. Martin’s Press.

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