About Tangent Fire:
Volume VIII in the Next War segment of the Kirov Series sees the war in 2021 end in a nuclear nightmare,
but Kirov, with Tyrenkov aboard, has escaped to the future they helped to shape in 2025. Now all the principal players in the story begin to arrive, Kirov, Kazan, and Argos Fire coming forward from 1945.
Karpov, the Siberian, begins his operation to liberate the port of Vladivostok, and Kirov once again enters the Sea of Japan to confront the Chinese Navy. But the fire of war begins to spin off wild tangents, as China launches Operation Wildfire in the Med to close the Western shipping lanes and seal off the Suez Canal.
Argos Fire is soon caught up in the fighting, which sweeps across the “Middle Sea” from Gibraltar to Egypt when the Chinese begin a dangerous game of commerce raiding. As the tankers burn, a much stronger Royal Navy in 2025 stands to, as an enemy fleet bears down on the long time British bastion of Malta. Yet Elena Fairchild and the doughty Captain MacRae will soon have more things to worry about than they imagined.
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.
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.