About Able Fire:
As Fedorov and Karpov struggle with missing men, the Western forces go on the offensive in Iraq. The
invasion begins with a bold thrust across the deserts from Jordan, with two columns marching on Baghdad, where they will soon fight battles at Ramadi and Karbala. In the south, the US 1st Infantry
joins a brigade of 1st Armored Cav for a sweeping move around Iraqi forces defending the valuable oil fields near Basra, while 1st USMC rolls inexorably forward towards that city. The oil war is in
full swing, prompting Beijing to consider ordering a dangerous intervention that could bring the West and East into an even more deadly conflict on the ground.
At sea in the Gulf of
Oman, Admiral Sun Wei sorties once again, but receives surprising new orders when the defeat of Wu Jinlong in the Celebs Sea shakes the confidence of the General Staff. Now Karpov takes Kirov, Kursk and Kazan into the Indian Ocean, where they are suddenly confronted by the appearance of strange unknown contacts, above, below, and on the seas around them, as the hunters become the hunted.
New Readers Welcome!
This is the second volume of the war in 2025 of the Kirov Series, written in a way to welcome new
readers interested in modern Naval Air combat in a great power conflict that may be on our doorstep. The main Kirov Series devoted 40 volumes to action set in the Second World War, followed by 8 volumes depicting the war in 2021 on the original timeline. In effect, it tell what would have happened to the ship if it had not shifted to the past in book 1 of the main series. In this segment of the saga, we get World War Three as it happened in the future that arose from the alternate history of WWII. Therefore, new readers do not need to read the mainstream 40 volume Kirov Series, and can enter the Next War segment by just starting with book 41, Homecoming. The last book in that 8 book season, Tangent Fire,
is then a bridge novel to the war in 2025 in the future that arose from Kirov’s many interventions in the past. Everything you need to know is recapped by the author to bring you up to
speed. When this segment concludes, you can then jump back to book 1 and take the ride to WWII.