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Summary

As a string of unexplained attacks push superpowers to the brink, the clock is ticking toward the start of World War III. 

Don Riley, head of the CIA’s Emerging Threats Group, has never seen anything like this. 

Riley and his team are tasked with identifying national security threats before they become tomorrow’s bad news. But shortly after an Iranian vessel delivers a surprise attack to a US Navy Warship in the Arabian Gulf, a series of seemingly unrelated attacks crop up around the globe. 

The US military is rapidly being drawn into full-fledged shooting wars on multiple fronts. Now Riley must sift through the layers of deception in time to discover who — or what — is behind these events....

...before the clock reaches zero hour. 

Command and Control is the explosive first book in a brand new series co-written by former submarine officer, David Bruns, and retired naval intelligence officer, J.R. Olson. Dive into this nail-biting techno-thriller today, and brace yourself for an electrifying dose of military action, political intrigue, twist-filled espionage.

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Praise for the authors: 

“David Bruns and J.R. Olson deliver captivating and utterly authentic portrayals of modern day combat that compares with the best of the timeless classics by Tom Clancy, Dale Brown, and Stephen Coonts.” (Mark Greaney, number one New York Times best-selling author of Mission Critical)

“A fascinating World War Three scenario, and an action-packed story. This is going to be an amazing series!” (Andrew Watts, USA Today best-selling author of The War Planners)

"With their background in the U.S. Navy, both Bruns and Olson have the right stuff to create a realistic military tale." (Booklist

“These two guys have lived it. Now they’re writing it. Taut, tense, and totally believable, you will be dropped into the midst of a world with which few of us are familiar. A fine thriller indeed.” (Don Keith, author of Only the Brave and Final Bearing)

Command and Control is a masterpiece of a military thriller from the first page to the explosive ending…some of the best combat writing I’ve seen since Tom Clancy.” (Jason Kasper, USA Today best-selling author of The Enemies of My Country)

"Bruns and Olson deliver an action packed story from the first to the very last page. Torn from tomorrow’s headlines, loaded with intrigue and mystery, a must read for any fan of military techno-thrillers." (George Wallace, author of Warshot and Operation Golden Dawn)

©2021 David Bruns, J.R. Olson (P)2021 Severn River Publishing

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Good twist

Enjoyable audio book. The plan was well illustrated throughout the book. I cannot recall any noticeable voices (characters).
Good military terminology throughout the book.
On to book 2 now.

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  • 15-01-22

Possibly better than Ops’s Center…?

Great story line. Lots of action but nothing over the top and fake. Story is believable and possible. Ending sucks but sets up the second book well. Great start for the series. Narrator does a great job throughout. I put a reminder on my phone for the release of the second book.

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  • David C Taylor
  • 08-02-22

Action packed military thriller.

Do you like military thrillers? How about military thrillers filled with as much intrigue as action? If your answer is yes, Command and Control is for you! From the opening salvo in this book the reader gets wrapped up in a story built around a spy who sets up America’s enemies against America. The military protocol and technology remind me of the early Jack Ryan stories from Tom Clancy. Along with unending action, spies, and several unforeseen twists these authors craft a story that could happen in today’s world. I can’t wait to see where this series goes next. What I do know is it will require a seatbelt because I’m sure it will be a rollercoaster ride just like Command and Control. Steve Rausch’s narration took an awesome story and kicked it up several notches – I can’t wait to hear what he does with Counter Strike. I received a review copy of the audiobook from the publisher and chose to provide my review.

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  • Joe Palmer
  • 22-01-22

Like the book

Enjoyed the whole thing, command and control maybe ,you better read it to see if the author hit a home run or a lined out foul. I recommend it and that should be enough.

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  • 02-03-22

Excellent read!

This was an extraordinary book to listen to in the days before and after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Characters were believable and dialogue was very well written. Plot development was excellent. Narration was very good.

The only downside, for me, was the very detailed description of weapons, ships, etc., especially toward the end. But if you have a military background and are interested in that kind of thing, you'll probably love it. I can't wait until my new credit's are available and I can start Book 2.

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  • PR
  • 12-08-22

Right up there with Clancy

Wonderfully written. Multiple story streams, just like Clancy. Wish the endings had been a little more complete, otherwise it was perfect! Narrator flawless.

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  • TR
  • 12-07-22

ok - not Clancyesque

A bit tedious at times. It reads more as a detective novel than military action genre. Some characters stoke interest but most seem thin. Will try book 2 to see if action picks up.

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  • Steve
  • 25-06-22

No conclusion to the story.

The book isn't complete. It ends with almost nothing resolved. Expect to buy the sequel. This irritates me when an author does this. Otherwise it's entertaining.

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  • 16-06-22

the book is just too fragmented .

The book is just too fragmented .I am on chapter 35 and nothing has been tied together yet. Normally I give a book 50 pages to get my interest going ,but I have 5 hours into the book way past that and it is still random events.

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  • R neal
  • 27-05-22

GREAT!

Loved it. Couldn't turn it off. The followup is going to have a hard time beating the original.

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  • zachary
  • 29-04-22

Good story - audio editing issues

This was a good story, a believable story and spin of Sum of All Fears.

There is audio editing issues where you can tell where they cut. noise in the background, tell the chapter numbers were recorded at a different time. in the later chapters you didn't hear repeat words and mispronounced words and then the proper word right after The audio editing needed more help.