About Condition Zebra:
Volume IX in the Next War segment of the Kirov Series sees Admiral Wells lead a reinforced Royal Navy to
Cape Town with a mission to advance into the Indian Ocean and secure the sea lanes from the Cape to the Persian Gulf. There he confronts the Chinese Indo-Arabian Fleet, and is engaged in
intense fighting from Madagascar to the Seychelles. The clock is ticking when Iraq suddenly launches its much belated and feared invasion of Kuwait, only this time they will not stop at the Saudi
border. Now more than ever, the sea lanes to the Gulf must be kept open, and to aid that endeavor, the Roosevelt Strike Group hastens to Diego Garcia.
Meanwhile, Karpov can only find solace in battle, and he leads Kirov south to join the action where the ship and crew are soon pulled into a tense battle for control of the Malacca Strait. Now a combined US and British fleet must confront Admiral Sun Wei in a battle for control of the seas that will decide the fate of the House of Saud.
New Readers Welcome!
This is the third volume of the Next War segment 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. Because the main Kirov Series devoted 40 volumes to action set in the Second World War, in this segment of the saga, we get World War Three! Therefore, new readers do not need to read the mainstream 40 volume Kirov Series, and can enter the Next War by just starting with book 41, Homecoming.
The last book in Season 6, 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 in this segment to bring you up to speed. When this segment concludes, you can then jump back to book 1 and take the ride to WWII.