Wartime author Harvey Black does it again with the second instalment in the Cold War trilogy. An economy on the verge of collapse, demands from their allies for funding to continue the expansion of communism, and a conventional Army, Navy and Air Force costing the country 20% of its GDP... The Soviet Union is in trouble. Where should they turn for a solution? Their answer: the West. On the 5th July 1984, the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact launched a massive pre-emptive conventional strike against the West, sending the NATO forces reeling. Follow Jacko and Bradley and their allies as they fight off the Soviet Union. Can the NATO forces recover and hold their ground? Will the Soviet Union succeed? Or will it end in an outright defeat? Follow the series of gripping events in 'The Black Effect', the second instalment in Harvey Black's Cold War trilogy.