Greaney, Rawlings & Red Metal

Mark Greaney and Lt. Col. H. Ripley Rawlings IV have written a military novel of a possible future world war. The authors will be at The Poisoned Pen on Tuesday, July 16 at 7 PM to discuss Red Metal. You can order signed copies of Red Metal, or copies of Greaney’s other books, through the Web Store.

Here’s the description of Red Metal.

A Russian military strike against Europe could change the balance of power in the West. A stunningly realistic view of modern warfare from a battlefield commander and the New York Times bestselling author of The Gray Man

The Russian bear has awakened. Their tanks race across Poland crushing all opposition on a headlong dash for the heart of Germany. Satellite killing missiles blind American forces while Spetznatz teams destroy Allied communications relays. It’s all part of a master plan to confuse and defeat America and her allies.

Ranged against the Russian attack are a Marine lieutenant colonel pulled out of a cushy job at the Pentagon and thrown into the fray, a French Special Forces captain and his intelligence operative father, a young Polish female partisan fighter, an A-10 Warthog pilot, and the captain of an American tank platoon who, along with a German sergeant, struggle to keep a small group of American and German tanks in the fight.

Operation Red Metal is a nightmare scenario made real but could it just be the first move on the Russian chessboard?


If you’re looking for more detail, and a review, no one does them better than The Real Book Spy. Here’s his featured review of Red Metal.