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An action-packed and well-researched technothriller which tells of a Syrian plot to invade Israel. To do this the Syrians develop an advanced laser radar system which manages to knock two RF-117 stealth reconnaissance aircraft out of the sky. The US intervenes and decides to pull USAF Colonel Lance Brandon out of retirement to fly a mission with a new crew and the only plane that can defeat the Syrian advanced weapons system - the NKC-135 Airborne Laser Lab. But the plane is now in a museum, the systems need updating and upgrading and time is running out! Overall, this is a brilliant thriller with well told flying scenes which definitely leave airborne action author Dale Brown sitting on the taxiing ramp!
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Air Force    -   Special Forces Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   criminal's rise in a crime organization Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes Search for technology?    -   special plane    -   special war tech.

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   pilot, airforce Age:    -   40's-50's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest    -   California Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Greece Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Israel    -   Arabia Air?    -   Yes Air:    -   passenger plane    -   warplane    -   parachuting Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   military technology Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   frying (electrocuted)    -   crushed    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets    -   exploded into bits Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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