The first in a new 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 Warrior Class. WHERE THE BEST OF THE BEST TAKE TO THE SKIES...Hidden in the Nevada desert is America's most advanced aerospace-weapons testing facility. Dreamland is the place ...
The first in a new 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 Warrior Class. WHERE THE BEST OF THE BEST TAKE TO THE SKIES...Hidden in the Nevada desert is America's most advanced aerospace-weapons testing facility. Dreamland is the place where the nation's top minds come to develop artillery and aircraft that push beyond the cutting edge. And where the Air Force's top guns come to test them - on the front lines of a new era in warfare. But the fiasco of a spy's infiltration has the Pentagon looking for an excuse to close down the expensive research centre. To clean up the mess, Lt Colonel 'Dog' Bastian is sent in. He's just the guy to shake things up...and does when a crisis erupts in Somalia. Into a hotter-than-hot war zone he sends his own daughter - the pilot of a Megafortress bomber - and a high-tech, unmanned flight system that could make or break the future of Dreamland.
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Publishers Weekly, 2001-05-14 Few novelists can craft an aerial battle scene more strategically than former U.S. Air Force Capt. Brown (Warrior Class, etc.), and he and DeFelice (Coyote Bird) are in fine form here. Set deep in the Nevada desert, Dreamland is the place where top minds converge to develop cutting-edge artillery and aircraft. The discovery of a spy among the ranks of Dreamland's top pilots unnerves the elite air force personnel assigned to the base and starts a downward spiral in spirits. When Lt. Col. Tecumseh "Dog" Bastian is appointed to keep Dreamland off the Pentagon's chopping block, morale is at an all-time low. Bastian's daughter, Capt. Breanna Bastian Stockard, is one of Dreamland's best pilots, as was her husband, Maj. Jeff "Zen" Stockard, before a training mishap landed him in a wheelchair. Together, father, daughter and son-in-law lead a team into battle-torn Somalia using the Megafortress test bomber, securing Dreamland's funding and restoring its dignity. In such a technically charged story, the sheer number of characters inconsistently referred to by their nicknames and real names parading in and out of the narrative only creates confusion. Although experienced military-thriller readers will marvel at the fast pace of this novel, novices may be left behind. (June 12) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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