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Shadow Flight
     

Shadow Flight

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by Joe Weber
 

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From the best-selling author of DEFCON One comes an explosive new thriller.

While Congress debates the merits of continued funding for the Stealth bomber, sinister forces have their own goals in mind. During a training exercise, a B-2 bomber disappears.

When search efforts produce no evidence the bomber crashed, the US Air Force has no choice but to acknowledge

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From the best-selling author of DEFCON One comes an explosive new thriller.

While Congress debates the merits of continued funding for the Stealth bomber, sinister forces have their own goals in mind. During a training exercise, a B-2 bomber disappears.

When search efforts produce no evidence the bomber crashed, the US Air Force has no choice but to acknowledge that one of its most secret and high-tech aircraft has been hijacked.

Recovery of the B-2 and its crew becomes the president's highest priority. The Kremlin claims no knowledge of the missing aircraft.

Finally, intelligence leads to what would first seem to be a very unlikely suspect: Cuba. But could the tiny nation pull off a theft of this magnitude? And what might its plans be for the highly sought-after aircraft? Getting the answers to these questions becomes the top-secret mission for CIA agent Steve Wickham. For without those answers, only one solution will remain: invasion. And if the US invades, World War III will certainly follow.

Can Wickham find the answers and the bomber before the president is forced to invade? Or will the world as we know it ignite into a nuclear conflagration?

"Warning: Patients with a heart condition should consult a physician before reading Weber's books. The pace is faster than a heat-seeking missile."-The Press of Atlantic City

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In the near-future of Weber's second techno-thriller (after DEFCON One ), the KGB has hijacked a Stealth bomber and landed it in Cuba. The theft, a rogue operation, is ultimately denounced by the Soviet government, but Castro, enraged by efforts to recover the plane, declares war on the U.S. America's response is a full-scale strike against Cuba's key military installations, while the B-2 remains unaccounted for. Weber, at his best describing details of modern carrier operations, gives readers a firm sense of what it is like to fly against modern air defenses. He establishes credibility, unusual in this genre, by allowing equipment to malfunction regularly. The unsophisticated, two-dimensional characters are less convincing, however, and their insubstantiality is difficult to reconcile with the use of massive military force. The story implies that the eclipse of Russia has left the U.S. with a redundant military capacity desperately seeking outlets. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937868444
Publisher:
Endpapers Press
Publication date:
06/02/2015
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

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One of America's new thriller stars.
Herbert Crouder
Shadow Flight starts off with a bang and never lets up...vivid battle scenarios and riveting action...don't miss this one.

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Shadow Flight 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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n Shadow Flight, a stealth bomber is hijacked by a defecting pilot and sent to Cuba and the action and suspense never slows down, coming to involve a CIA operative sent to Cuba to locate the bomber and lots of air and sea combat. The author's experience in the military allows him to vividly describe the technology and hardware without slowing down the story and turning it into a text book. Guided by Weber's smooth narrative, this was an absolutely great piece of military fiction and, I thought, superior to anything by even Clancy. This was my first Weber book, but he is now without a doubt my favorite author.