Silver Tower (Independent Series #1)by Dale Brown, Donald I. Fine (With)
From the bestselling author of Flight of the Old Dog comes this shattering novel of the ultimate Middle East crisis. Iran has been invaded. And America responds in a grueling counterattack by air, by seaand by brave new technology that will redefine war: the most sophisticated laser defense system ever. It is called Silver Tower. And it will change the balance of world power forever…
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Former U.S. Air Force captain Dale Brown is the author of several best-selling military-action-aviation-adventure novels: Flight of the Old Dog (1987), Silver Tower (1988), Day of the Cheetah (1989), Hammerheads (1990), Sky Masters (1991), Night of the Hawk (1992), Chains of Command (1993), Storming Heaven (1994) and Shadows of Steel (1996). Dale's novels are published in 11 languages and distributed to over 70 countries.
Dale was born in Buffalo, New York on November 2, 1956. He graduated from Penn State University and received an Air Force commission in 1978. He was a navigator-bombardier in the B-52G Stratofortress heavy bomber and the FB-111A supersonic medium bomber, and is the recipient of several military decorations and awards including the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Combat Crew Award, and the Marksmanship ribbon. He flew over 2500 hours in various military tactical and training aircraft from 1978 to 1986 and was also a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne School.
Dale is a volunteer pilot for AirLifeLine, a non-profit national charitable medical transportation organization who fly needy persons free of charge to receive treatment. He also supports a number of organizations to support and promote law enforcement and reading. He is a member of the Airplane Owners and Pilots Association, The Writers Guild, and a Life Member of the Air Force Association and U.S. Naval Institute. He is a multi-engine and instrument-rated private pilot and can often be found in the skies all across the United States, piloting his Piper Aerostar 602P. On the ground, Dale enjoys tennis, scuba diving, and hockey. He lives in Incline Village, Nevada.
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I thought it was a good read, too. I'm disappointed that this isn't available in electronic form. I guess I'm going to have to dig through my shed and find my old paperback. It's going to be difficult to read paper again. :-)
The book was one of the better ones about space that i have read. It has alot of information on the future and what we have in that realm of tecnology right now. Dale Brown does a great job on writting about the crisis between Russia and the USA. I do not want to give away the ending so I am just going to mention a few more things. He did a great job in the research department and making sure the informatoin was true. He does jump around some but he does it in a great way. It does swear some but i did not mind that. It added to the tenseness of the situation. It helps you realize what it was really like. I reckamend that you read this book.