It's an event like no other: an exclusive winner-takes-all fly-off competition pitting six state-of-the-art jets from the world's leading aircraft makers flown by the boldest fighter pilots. In five nerve-wracking events--including a search and destroy mission and vicious dogfights over the scorching sands of the Great Arabian Desert--each of these veteran topguns will use their expertise and guts to win billions of dollars in exclusive government contracts. Award-winning reporter Jack Warner is there covering the events, but now he's on the inside, directing the media coverage.
From the moment the pilots and VIP guests arrive at the Saudi royal family's fabulously luxurious, remote desert compound, the competition takes a sinister twist. First an American fighter pilot--the renowned Randi Coles, who shattered stereotypes with her legendary MiG kill over Lybia--is suddenly grounded. Then this friendly "war" turns lethal--two pilots are killed in action. Searching for answers, Jack and Randi soon discover the competition is as dangerous on the ground as it is in the air. Caught in a labyrinth of conspiracy and intrigue, they must fight for their lives and uncover a serpentine plot with as many twists as an airshow maneuver--all under the watchful eyes of the most powerful people in the world.
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Bob Norris is a commander in the U.S. Navy and a veteran combat pilot. The son of a test pilot, Norris has logged nearly 500 carrier landings and thousands of flight hours in the hottest Navy and Air Force fighters. After serving nineteen years and being selected to command his own F/A-18 Hornet squadron, Norris was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder that required experimental brain surgery. Though he'll never fly again, his imagination soars in his writing.
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Book Description HarperTorch, 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061013544