The Blue Effect. The day the Cold War turned Hot. Cover Reveal.

The Blue Effect. The day the Cold War turned Hot. Cover Reveal.





The cover is now very close to publication!


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The Avro Vulcan bomber, an Icon of the Cold War and of the Royal Air Force.


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More about the Avro Vulcan in future Posts and of the great work being done to keep this particular aircraft flying.

And a big thank you XH558 team for allowing me to use the above photograph 

Cover image (C) of Andrew Brown and the Vulcan to the Sky Trust – image of XH558

I will keep you posted as to the publication date, but there is a good chance that it will be out before the end of April.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support in reading the first two novels in the series, it is really appreciated. HB




‘The Black Effect’ – Available on Kindle.


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The Black Effect

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 capitalist West. On the 4th July 1984, the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact launched a massive preemptive 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 installment in Harvey Black’s Cold War trilogy.

The first novel in my ‘Cold War’ trilogy, The Red Effect, published by SilverWood Books, is now available. Thoroughly enjoyed writing it, as i do with all my novels. There will be three books in total, covering the hypothetical invasion of West Germany, the Federal Republic of Germany, by the Warsaw Pact in the mid 1980’s. Book 1, ‘The Red Effect’, encompasses part of the intelligence build up leading to the initial Warsaw Pact strike against the NATO forces lined up against them. The purpose of the next few posts is to give the reader some additional background information to enhance their reading experience.




‘The Red Effect’ by Harvey Black – Available now. The Cold War that became a Hot War.

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  1. Can’t wait to read it!

    You had mentioned that you’re working on an aftermath to a nuclear exchange series. Is this a tie in to the current series or a different universe?

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