New from New York Times Bestselling Authors Larry Bond and Chris Carlson

Available March 16, 2016


North Korea has one of the world’s largest standing armies, capable of unleashing a massive arsenal of chemical and nuclear weapons. With an unstable government, under absolute dictator Kim Jong Un, North Korea more closely resembles an organized crime ring than a real nation-state. Millions live on the edge of starvation while Pyongyang’s ruthless generals, crooked bureaucrats, and vicious secret police wage a covert war against each other to expand their rival fiefdoms. RED PHOENIX BURNING explores the implosion of this corrupt regime - an coup that triggers a bloody civil war among the North’s brutal factions. The world is dragged into a violent and rapidly widening confrontation amid North Korea’s shattered ruins, bringing it to the edge of an all-out war that could engulf the entire civilized world. 

Fans of the original RED PHOENIX will be delighted to see favorite characters like Colonel Kevin Little, Brigadier General Tony Christopher, and Colonel Rhee Han-Gil returning to battle, older and wiser, alongside a new cast of heroes and villains. RED PHOENIX BURNING will also offer readers a deeper look behind today’s headlines of turmoil and uncertainty—a look made all the more profound by the in-depth knowledge of war, military technology, and geopolitics brought to bear by Larry Bond and his co-author Chris Carlson.

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Larry Bond is 64 and lives with his wife Jeanne in Virginia, outside Washington DC. After co-authoring Red Storm Rising with Tom Clancy, he has teamed with several different authors to write eighteen novels: Five with Pat Larkin, starting with Red Phoenix, eight with Jim deFelice, The First Team and Red Dragon Rising series, and five with Chris Carlson, including the Jerry Mitchell series, and his latest book, Lash-Up. Five have been New York Times bestsellers.

 He has also co-designed the Admiralty Trilogy series games and is editor of the Naval SITREP.

Larry’s only nonfiction work is The Mighty Fallen, in collaboration with the photographer f-stop Fitzgerald. A photographic visit to the military many memorials in the United States and Canada, Larry’s introduction and text accompany f-stop’s stunning photographs of monuments honoring the service and sacrifices made by America’s veterans.

 A U.S. Navy veteran, Larry was a Surface Warfare officer before leaving the Navy in 1982. He then worked as a naval analyst for defense consulting firms in the Washington, DC area. He now writes and designs games full-time.

Christopher Carlson is a retired Navy Reserve Captain and Department of Defense naval systems engineer. He began his navy career as a submariner, and transitioned to the naval technical intelligence field in both the Naval Reserve and in his civilian job with the Defense Intelligence Agency.

 He has co-authored several published works with Larry Bond, starting with a short story, Burial at Sea, in the Tombs anthology, and five full-length novels, Dangerous Ground, Cold Choices, Exit Plan, Shattered Trident, and Lash-Up.

 An avid wargamer from an early age, Carlson is one of the co-designers, along with Larry Bond, of the Admiralty Trilogy tactical naval wargame series. He has also authored numerous articles on defense technology and naval warfare .

"Displays a knowledge of modern weaponry and war that can only be described as as state-of-the art." – Stephen Coonts

"Fast, furious, and powerfully realistic. A stunning scenario of modern war." – W.E.B Griffin

"Red Phoenix is a shocking new chapter of a tragic disaster that might very well stun the world by becoming reality. Larry Bond has proven himself a master of military adventure." – Clive Cussler

"Exciting, realistic, hard-hitting! I predict great things for Red Phoenix." – Dale Brown

“The technothriller has a new ace, and his name is Larry Bond.” – Tom Clancy