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Admiral Ian Hardcastle creates the "Border Security Force", or Hammerheads. They take on drug smugglers using modified V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft and converted oil platforms.
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Patrick McClanahan and Brad Elliott, the secret heroes of the Flight of the Old Dog, are on the front lines of the drug war, fighting in a new organization, the Border Security Force, created by a Coast Guard admiral. For a long time it seems that this approach to fighting smugglers is tremendously successful...But nobody can predict what a rogue Cuban colonel and his group of well-equipped pilots will do in order to get their drugs through...A thrilling look at a new way to fight the war on drugs...
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Navy    -   Special Forces    -   Coast Guard Specific to    -   near future war Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   police/lawman    -   pilot, civilian Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico    -   The Caribbean    -   Central    -   South Air?    -   Yes Air:    -   warplane Misc setting    -   fort/military installation    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   military technology Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   drowned    -   perforation--bullets    -   exploded into bits Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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