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New in new DJ covered by Brodart. Purchased as signed directly from publisher. Signed by author on specially bound in signature page. Bound in by publisher. From The Critics Kirkus Reviews Old Dog Brown brings back his favorite technothriller heroes for what will likely be their 15th consecutive assault on the bestseller list, despite ever more unwieldy plots, laboriously detailed fantastic weapons, and bombastic action sequences. Forcibly retired US Air Force General Patrick McLanahan (Wings of Fire, 2002, etc.) and his unsanctioned Night Stalker special ops corps of freelance commandos (who work outside the government) have saved the world several times over from total destruction and always win the biggest stakes on the table. What is an Air Battle Force? Well, former child prodigy aeronautical and space engineer Jon Masters has devised the Vampire bomber, which carries StealthHawk Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles within it. McLanahan leads the 1st Vampire Squadron, and StealthHawks are the leading edge of the force he and Wing Commander Rebecca Furness use to launch a counterattack against Afghan Captain Wakil Mohammad Zarazi's Taliban troops, who capture a UN Afghan Relief and Rehabilitation unit in Northern Afghanistan. Air Battle Force is the future of air warfare and in part consists of robot warplanes launched from the Vampire bomber. Flying a B-1 over air space congruent to Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan, McLanahan loses a robot plane and goes searching for it through various hostile radars and air defense systems while running almost on empty. As it happens, the Turkmenistan oil fields have become the prime target of Taliban and Al-Qaeda forces no longer safe in Afghanistan. The novel bomber makes a pancake landing, skipping off the ocean onto a beach. The technoclimax comes with the Vampire in a dogfight while attacking an airbase in the RussianFederation. Tense pages hard-focused on aerial hardware as Brown pumps it up for fans-who know what they're getting. Film rights to Michael Viner/New Millennium. Agent: Robert Gottlieb/Trident Media.
Title: Air Battle Force
Edition: 1st Edition. 1st Impression.
Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., William Morrow and Co.: 2003
ISBN Number: 0-06-009409-5
ISBN Number 13: 9780060094096
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: New
Jacket Condition: New
Signature/Autograph or Inscription: Signed by Author
Item: 1.00 Item
A.B.Normal Book Number: 190824
Keywords: FICTION WAR AIR PILOTS