|I have a nagging little itch I'd like some help scratching. I'm scrounging for the title of a well-received novel, probably from the late 1980s, dealing with a NATO-Warsaw Pact conflaguration.
It's not Hackett's The Third World War, Clancy's Red Storm Rising, or Peter's Red Army. (I've read all of those, sure, and enjoyed them to one degree or another.) But there's a fourth book out there, one I picked up once in a used book store many years ago but never read. But I can't for the life of me remember the name or even the author.
Here are the only two clues I have:
1.) A web page or magazine article I read about five years ago mentioned it in something like this fashion: "There were three well-known novels about a third world war. Hackett's Third World War was the most well known; Clancy's Red Storm Rising was the most exciting; and (authoer)'s (title) was the most realistic, with its armored battles and political manuevers..."
2. The blurb on the inside dust jacket mentioned that NATO had been politically fragmented, and contained a line about "tanks do battle like fire-breathing dragons across the face of Germany" or some such.
That's all I remember. It certainly isn't the book about a Canadian armored brigade, or Team Yankee or that multi-book saga, or anything by Larry Bond or Eric Harry.
It's driving me nuts. Somebody, anybody, halp!