Shadows of War [NOOK Book]

Overview

Brick Maxwell lost his best friend when squadron mate Raz Rasmussen was shot down in the Gulf War. Though Raz's body was never recovered, he was declared KIA and soon forgotten. Years later, when Raz's now-remarried wife receives a call claiming that he is alive, she frantically asks Maxwell to investigate. At first, Maxwell is ignored by the CIA--until his old enemy, Jamal Al-Fasr, is captured on the Iraq-Iran border and offers to trade himself for an American POW. Maxwell attends the exchange, in case the POW ...

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Overview

Brick Maxwell lost his best friend when squadron mate Raz Rasmussen was shot down in the Gulf War. Though Raz's body was never recovered, he was declared KIA and soon forgotten. Years later, when Raz's now-remarried wife receives a call claiming that he is alive, she frantically asks Maxwell to investigate. At first, Maxwell is ignored by the CIA--until his old enemy, Jamal Al-Fasr, is captured on the Iraq-Iran border and offers to trade himself for an American POW. Maxwell attends the exchange, in case the POW turns out to be Raz. But the CIA is working its own shady agenda--and a shocking betrayal will place Maxwell right in the kill zone...

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Editorial Reviews

David North
Gandt is as good an author as he is a pilot, and that's high praise.
Jeremy Taylor (Rear Adm)
Gandt is a match for the best of the aviator-writers, guys like Stephen Coonts and Dale Brown, when it comes to taking a reader flying.
Wayman Dunlap
Gandt writes with the deft precision of a master story-teller who knows his subject as well as his craft. He possesses that rare gift of being able to lure the reader from paragraph to paragraph, page to page, chapter to chapter, smoothly and with a finesse that more pedestrian writers only dream of.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044529977
  • Publisher: Robert Gandt
  • Publication date: 5/11/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 215,473
  • File size: 422 KB

Meet the Author

Robert Gandt is a former naval officer and aviator, an international airline captain, and a prolific military and aviation writer. He is the author of thirteen books, including the novels The Killing Sky and Black Star Rising and the definitive work on modern naval aviation, Bogeys and Bandits. His screen credits include the television series Pensacola: Wings of Gold. He and his wife, Anne, live with their airplanes in Spruce Creek, a flying community in Daytona Beach, Florida. You may visit his website at www.gandt.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Super hornet

    Does this book mention a lot about the f-18 super hornet?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2004

    Supersonic Storytelling

    In 'Shadows of War,' Robert Gandt proves he is the top gun of military thriller writers. He is such a skilled storyteller that all elements of his novel writing weave seamlessly together creating characters and scenes that come alive so clearly that readers become locked in Brick Maxwell's world of international crises, combat flying and political betrayal. In this story, Brick's loyalties and integrity are stretched to their maximum, and the deceitfulness of the CIA almost gets him killed on a rescue mission to extract his former squadron mate from behind terrorist lines on the Iraqi-Iran border. Declared missing in action in the first Gulf War and then dead, his friend has been held as a secret prisoner of war for 13 years by the Iraquis, who now offer him up in exchange for a captured terrorist leader as influential as Bin Laden. Why was Brick's flying buddy held back when it was believed all American pilots were released at the end of the Gulf War? How does the POW's remarried wife deal with his return? Brick understands her dilemma because the CIA agent-husband of the woman he loves has also returned from the dead. What will she decide? Gandt draws on the yin-yang of love and war in a plot made even more credible with his panoramic perspective of the war on terror, the Western and Middle East players involved and the U.S. military's delicate role in containing catastrophic conflicts that threaten global stability. Enemies are human, and allies, flawed. It is the nature of warriors and war. It is also part of the terrible tragedy of war, and if readers have never spent a day in combat service, Gandt's characters open your eyes and heart to their unique dedication to service and each other as well as to the few who dishonor them. Above all, his descriptions of flying the various aircraft, but especially the Super Hornet, are so simple yet detailed that I, for one, feel that if I ever find myself in the cockpit of an F-18, I just may be able to land this majestic bird. At least I wouldn't be afraid to try. For me, Robert Gandt is in a class of his own, and readers can expect five-star entertainment from him every time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2004

    The best of 'em all

    In short, this is the best in Robert Gandt's series of books featuring Brick Maxwell. You will not be disappointed. John McCollister

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    Posted March 25, 2012

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