Project Daedalus

Project Daedalus

by Thomas Hoover
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Overview

Project Daedalus by Thomas Hoover

Retired agent Michael Vance is approached for help on the same day by an old KGB adversary and a brilliant and beautiful NSA code breaker. While their problems seem at first glance to be different, Vance soon learns he’s got a potentially lethal tiger by the tail -– a Japanese tiger. A secret agreement between a breakaway wing of the Russian military and the Yakuza, the Japanese crime lords, bears the potential to shift the balance or world power. The catalyst is a superplane that skims the edge of space –- the ultimate in death-dealing potential. In a desperate union with an international force of intelligence mavericks, with megabillions and global supremacy at stake, Vance has only a few days to bring down a conspiracy that threatens to ignite nuclear Armageddon.

Publisher’s Weekly

“Hoover’s adept handling of convincing detail enhances this entertaining thriller as his characters deal and double-deal their way through settings ranging from the Acropolis to the inside of a spacecraft. Michael Vance, formerly of the CIA, is on his way to an archeological dig when some old friends show up. First comes KGB agent Alex Novosty, caught laundering money that the KGB claims was embezzled – and he wants Michael to take charge of the hot funds. Then National Security Agency cryptographer Eva Borodin (who is Michael’s ex-lover) appears with an undecipherable but dangerous computer file: the co-worker who gave her the file has since vanished. Heavies from a Japanese crime syndicate attack Michael and Eva, who are rescued by Alex, but it looks like Alex and the syndicate aren’t complete strangers. Moreover, the mysterious Daedalus Corporation seems to be a link between Alex’s money and Eva’s file. As Michael is drawn into this deadly web, he realizes there is a secret agreement between the Russians and the Japanese – and it has nothing to do with tea-brewing customs.

Tags: Hypersonic, Superplane, Edge of Space, thermonuclear warhead, Supersonic, Space Plane, Crete, Minos, Palace of Minos, Greece, Greek Islands


Publisher’s Weekly

“Hoover’s characters double-deal their way through settings ranging from the Acropolis to the inside of a superplane that skims the edge of space –- the ultimate in death-dealing. A secret agreement between the Russian military and the Yakuza, Japanese crime lords, threatens to shift the balance of world power.”

Idea points: Hypersonic, Nuclear Warhead, Space Plane, Crete, Palace of Minos, Greek Islands

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452372464
Publisher: Thomas Hoover
Publication date: 10/02/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 732,785
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Thomas Hoover lives in New York.

See: www.thomashoover.info for free epub titles

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Project Daedalus 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
barry2B More than 1 year ago
Just finished this this evening. What a great story. It was full of great characters, has a good story line and plenty of plot twists to keep you from laying it down! The Russians and Japanese team up to build the first true spaceplane in secret. Supposedly built for space research the russian test pilot discovers some decidedly militaristic characteristics. In the US a NSA analyst makes some surprising discoveries on her own that lead to the Japanese mob boss who is financing the project. Throw in some Greek mythology to spice it all up and you end up with a book worth reading!
Munningss_SCapingReality More than 1 year ago
That's right. Alphabet soup. You know, like KGB, NSA, US? Well this is a great Hoover to read after The Samurai Strategy since it uses the same Wall Street guy and has a similar flavor. It gets your taste buds to bump up from the start. Enjoy!
Evie-Bevie More than 1 year ago
Captivating, interesting and intriguing read! I disagree with the reviewers who complain about the length of the book. I enjoyed tremendously the details, and explanations about the "Project", especially when the book is well written, well researched, and that the personages are well depicted. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quite an exciting and involving read. At 800+ pages it takes a while to complete but is worth it. The only downside is that it relies on the now-passed cold war scenario with the Soviets as the heavies and adds Japanese industrialists/bankers as co-heavies. A more current geopolitical setting would be great for another Hoover book (I haven't checked yet to see if there are any).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Five chapters into this book and I'm giving up on it. I tried to give it some time, but I found myself waiting for the plot to go somewhere, ANYWHERE, close to the description. I really hate the writing style. Too many unfinished sentences with the ... and -. I only gave this book one star so that I could write this post. Otherwise I would have given it no stars. Very disappointing!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually i enjoy thomas hoovers books but this one was just too boring. Couldnt get past pg 75.
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Would highly recommend this and ALL of Thomas Hoovers books! Best of all most are free or very low cost!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting to read, even if the end was a little predictable. Reminded me of the Clint Eastwood movie Firefox. Still. A very good read.
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