With armed forces marshaling on Israel's border, Mossad confirms Syria's development of a devastating new weapon--an airborne, laser-guided missile system which would surely nullify Israel's defenses. Only with the intervention of the United States can this threat by countered! A hand-picked team of special operatives is assigned to penetrate Syrian lines with a top-secret aircraft, and launch a preemptive strike with the delicate weight of Middle Eastern power hanging in the balance.
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Gribble's first novel, a techno-thriller in the style of Tom Clancy, parades the author's considerable expertise about the air force and its planes, though the plotting and characterization do not fly as high. Syria is preparing to launch an attack that will wipe out Israel's air superiority. The U.S. enters the fray as Colonel John Kirk pulls Captain Lance Brandon and his Airborne Laser Laboratory (ALL, or Silent Lightning) out of retirement. It's an interesting premise, with ALL able to destroy any targeted, locked-on missile threatening protected aircraft. Unfortunately, Gribble circumvents the action scenes with page after page of acronyms and military jargon, ultimately causing the book to short-circuit.
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Book Description Onyx, 1998. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0451194055
Book Description Onyx, 1998. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0451194055