THE DRONE INCIDENT is a suspense thriller about two men who, through the years, go through personality shifts in reaction to life’s milestones. Fighter pilot “Iceman” TOM BELTON is coldly indifferent, even when killing hundreds in the first Gulf War, until he enters a period of sensitivity after watching the birth of his son.

A decade later, after he sees leukemia steal his wife's last breath, he reverts to being coldly indifferent—even at the ...

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THE DRONE INCIDENT is a suspense thriller about two men who, through the years, go through personality shifts in reaction to life’s milestones. Fighter pilot “Iceman” TOM BELTON is coldly indifferent, even when killing hundreds in the first Gulf War, until he enters a period of sensitivity after watching the birth of his son.

A decade later, after he sees leukemia steal his wife's last breath, he reverts to being coldly indifferent—even at the expense of his son’s need for the presence and loving care of a parent.

Almost in parallel (but inversely) eighteen-year old JUAN VASQUEZ is guilt ridden after killing a five-year old in an automobile accident. He grudgingly changes when his brother ultimately persuades him to consider converting to Islam. Vasquez becomes an ostensibly militant Muslim until he goes through a sensitivity phase when he falls deeply in love.

When his wife and brother are slaughtered in a drone attack in Pakistan, the young Aeronautical Engineer changes his name to Abdul Mansur, and again changes his personality, this time to become a diabolical cold-blooded killer. A Mexican preppy has been traumatized into a vengeance besotted Mexican version of Jihadism, vowing to use his skin color and Spanish heritage as camouflage. Years later, he proves himself by becoming a cold-blooded killer.

They clash when Captain Belton discovers the autopilot, not the crew, is controlling his NFL charter flight bound for Washington D.C.
Mansur intercepts Belton’s communications to inform the crew he reprogrammed the plane’s autopilot to crash into and destroy the National Security Agency’s eavesdropping capability.
Facing a programmed crash, rockets from fighter planes, or the inability to avoid a flight path into a violent thunderstorm, Belton is unable to override the autopilot.

Responsibility for the lives of one hundred passengers shocks him into realizing what his life has become since he saw his wife die. His heroic corrective action to save his passengers during the middle of the storm results in copilot NORM ORTIZ becoming critically injured when the plane is tossed about during the turbulence.

Emotionally vulnerable after his successful solution to the crisis, Belton succumbs to the care and affection of his lead flight attendant, Emily Clancy, while waiting for his friend to survive surgery.
The Drone Incident is a fast paced James Cameron, Ridlley Scott tale of the impact of life’s milestones on human frailty

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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - C.R. Katsantoness
This certainly took an unexpected but interesting spin. Mr. Kaynan's creative concept is spell-binding. One moment on the edge with an automatic pilot in control, a whirlwind that abruptly changes gear to bring you safely to the ground and wraps you in a romantic cocoon. A tenuous reading experience...
Amazon - Bert Carroll Klamkin
I thought this story would be just another dupe of a terrorist hijacking. I was wrong. The idea of a fanatical Jihadist reprogramming a plane's auto-pilot so that it would crash into and destroy the National Security Agency is a fantastic twist.

Instead of trying to kill as many American "infidels" as possible with suicide bombings, by using the chartered Boeing 717 as a guided missle the terrorists hope to stop the agency from eavesdropping on all of their devilish plans.
Amazon - Reader One
"The Drone Incident" is a terrific read. The story is suspenseful, original and thought provoking. Once I started reading, I simply couldn't put it down. The author constructs a believable sequence of events that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and would love to see it made into a movie.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044791077
  • Publisher: Martin Kaynan
  • Publication date: 7/14/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,286,828
  • File size: 141 KB

Meet the Author

Martin Kaynan's career has been in the Corporate World, including owning his own manufacturing business and working in a diversity of responsible positions.Being directly responsible for more than four hundred employees in small and medium sized companies, some of these positions have included:V.P. of ManufacturingDirector of Manufacturing ServicesManager of ManufacturingManager of OperationsPlant ManagerGroup Leader in General Dynamics Convair DivisionBorn and raised in Brooklyn NY, he has started up and managed several operations, which have included working and living in Puerto Rico, New Jersey, Kansas and California.His education includes a BBA degree in Industrial Management with a minor in Foreign Trade, and college level courses in Creative Writing and The Keys to Effective Editing.A member of the Kansas City Writers Group and the Playwrights Circle of Greater Kansas City, he is the author of Dante's Eternity, The Hell Trilogy(Hell's Temptress, Hell’s Blessing and Hell’s Vengeance, The Drone Incident and several short stories.Predators in the Workplace is a nonfiction account of his experiences in the world of Industrial Management.The Right One is in print in Lone Star magazine.He is also the author of the screenplay, Target: NSA and a stage play, Do As I Say.Additionally, he is a published lyricist with a catalog of over 60 songs.His web sites are:mandbmusic.com/kaynanbooks.htmmandbmusic.com/mandbmusic.com/MandBMusicVideos/Songs.html
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