Hammerheads (Independent Series #2)

Hammerheads (Independent Series #2)

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by Dale Brown
     
 

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Bestselling author Dale Brown tackles a controversial subject - American's drug war - in one of the most blistering adventures of our time. The U.S. government has created an all-new drug-defense agency - Hammerheads - commanded by Coast Guard Admiral Ian Hardcastle... and armed with the ultimate war machines, unique hybrids of helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft. … See more details below

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Bestselling author Dale Brown tackles a controversial subject - American's drug war - in one of the most blistering adventures of our time. The U.S. government has created an all-new drug-defense agency - Hammerheads - commanded by Coast Guard Admiral Ian Hardcastle... and armed with the ultimate war machines, unique hybrids of helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft. The war against drugs will never be the same.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Brown's fourth and most exciting techno-thriller has a new focus: the drug war, not the Cold War. At some point in the near future, the narcotics cartel has hired the Cuchillos (``Blades''), renegade Cubans flying jet fighters, to protect ever-larger shipments. Enter the Hammerheads, a new paramilitary border security force using the latest surveillance techniques and a multipurpose aircraft. In the aftermath of Iran- contra , Brown's Hammerheads emerge as a classic instrument of limited warfare, designed to employ maximum necessary force within strict legal and procedural limits. Brown recycles characters from Flight of the Old Dog and Day of the Cheetah , but gives his readers fresh faces as well, particularly Coast Guard admiral Ian Hardcastle. This smooth blend of plot, action and gadgetry supports the debatable argument that drug smuggling can be checked by military methods. But forget ideologies-- Hammerheads is a reader's delight from first page to last, a model of the genre. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425126455
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
06/28/1991
Series:
Independent Series, #2
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.82(h) x 1.22(d)

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