The sinking of a Chinese freighter provokes a crisis between India and China - in the fourth in the series of high-tech thrillers centred on Dreamland - a top-secret USAF weapons research centre - from the acclaimed author of Flight of the Old Dog and Wings of Fire. Dreamland is a cutting-edge weapons research facility in the Nevada desert - home ...
The sinking of a Chinese freighter provokes a crisis between India and China - in the fourth in the series of high-tech thrillers centred on Dreamland - a top-secret USAF weapons research centre - from the acclaimed author of Flight of the Old Dog and Wings of Fire. Dreamland is a cutting-edge weapons research facility in the Nevada desert - home to some of the world's finest pilots and an elite combat unit that operates directly at the command of the US President. The Dreamland team fly to the South China Sea amid growing tensions between India and China. A Chinese freighter has been sunk by an unknown submarine-launched missile. Using Piranha, an experimental underwater probe, they begin to gather information on the mystery weapon. But events turn unexpectedly deadly, and the men and women of Dreamland must put their own lives on the line to keep the peace - while a shadowy force looks on, hell-bent on provoking a full-blown crisis
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Publishers Weekly, 2003-07-28 This brisk, if conventional, entry in Brown and DeFelice's jargon-filled series of military thrillers (Dale Brown's Dreamland: Nerve Center, etc.) takes a team of high-tech pilots from Dreamland, an aerospace weapons-testing facility, to sea. Piranha, an underwater robot capable of surveillance and attack, opens its career by outmaneuvering a Naval carrier. It quickly graduates from the testing phase, however, when a crisis in the China sea erupts and a Dreamland team-including Col. Dog Bastian, his daughter Capt. Breanna Stockard and her husband, wheelchair-bound Zen Stockard-is assigned to keep an eye on the goings-on between India and China. The simple mission heats up when the Dreamlanders get into a fray with the Chinese, who are anxious to test some secret machinery of their own. The authors describe each advanced weapon in such detail that readers, had they the tools, could conceivably build their own arsenal. Though these details bog down the narrative at times, the story thankfully slams into overdrive midway through. All in all, the book's overwhelming number of acronyms may discourage new readers, but fans of the series should have no complaints. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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