The War That Never Was details a technically deep story of a Third World War based on a 1989 scenario. Most action takes place outside of Europe, in places that books like Red Storm Rising and Ralph Peters' Red Army ignore. Technically deep, it covers individual ship actions, but not overwhelmingly so. Some technical passages require two readings to be completely understood, and don't expect in-depth characterization, as the war itself seems to be functioning as a character, with the different theatres of war functioning as parts of its "personality."
Naval actions are predominant, with air battles second, and land action confined to a few pages. The Abrams on the front cover… Read more