Admiral "Tombstone" Magruder and the USS Jefferson are sent in to disperse post-Cold War tensions by cozying up to Russia with a friendly airmanship competition. Washington calls it a "cooperative engagement" and then Russia launches an all-out surprise attack on the Jefferson--and changes the rules...
"Fasten your seatbelt!" - Joe Weber
Used availability for Keith Douglass's Brink of War
July 1999 : USA Mass Market Paperback
January 2001 : Canada Audio Cassette