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  • Posted June 14, 2010

    Where did Ben Bova go?

    Let me preface this brief review by saying I am pretty angry at myself for breaking my personal rule on purchasing e-books for any more that $9.99. I am a Bova fan, so thought this once I'll go ahead and spend the extra couple of dollars for what should be a great book. I was wrong.

    The characters are two dimensional charactures. They're cartoon characters come alive. From the hero to the villian, to the Air Force personnel...Mr. Bova, what has happened?

    The book does not flow. The action is interspersed with scenes from some random dude driving an RV with his family. His is the last line in the book, attributing everything to God's mysterious plan. I think we are supposed to feel for him and relate to this seemingly random way of things, but instead it's annoying.

    Very short review: don't buy this book. Borrow it from a library. Maybe.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2010

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    A fascinating geo-political technological thriller.

    The North Korean army launches a nuclear missile into space. When they ignite the missile the subsequent explosion causes electromagnetic shockwaves. Several key communication satellites are destroyed and global communication is devastated around the world.

    Intelligence is lacking and fearing an even further crippling of command and control communication, the American military prepare to launch ABL-1that can take out a missile though this laser system is untested. At the same time, POTUS tries to react to the crisis without starting World War III.

    This is an interesting tale based on scientific electromagnetic pulse bomb theory as deployed by a military unit that goes ironically rogue inside of the most probably rogue country in the world. The story line is loaded with action; too much as seemingly important threads are left dangling. Still in spite of the over abundance of subplots, Ben Bova provides his audience with a fascinating geo-political technological thriller.

    Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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