From the bestselling author of DEFCON One comes an explosive techno-thriller.
While Congress debates the merits of continued funding for the stealth bomber, sinister forces have their own goals in mind. During a training exercise, a B-2 bomber disappears. When search efforts produce no evidence that the bomber crashed, the US Air Force has no choice but to acknowledge that one of its most secret and high-tech aircraft has been hijacked.
Recovery of the B-2 and its crew becomes the president's highest priority, and the Kremlin claims no knowledge of the missing aircraft. Finally, intelligence leads to what at first seems a very unlikely suspect: Cuba. But could the tiny nation pull off a theft of this magnitude? And what might its plans be for the highly sought-after aircraft? Getting the answers to these questions becomes the top-secret mission for CIA agent Steve Wickham, for without those answers, only one solution will remain: invasion. And if the US invades, World War III will certainly follow.
©2013 Joe Weber (P)2013 Blackstone Audiobooks
I've listened to about 175. But not too many military novels. I thought Ciulla did a really great job with all the different types of individuals in this book, on both sides of the Cold War fence. It's in the top 20, for sure.
I really liked Fritz Kranz. Believable German (or Austrian...can't remember). Felt for him.
Again, I liked Fritz, and I liked the Russian baddies. Levchenko most of all.
I recommend it, if you like military. There's a lot of technical jargon, so if you like to be educated while you listen to some action, this is a good listen.
The Narration was painful. The Narrator was trying to be too many personalities with excessive drama. It was actually painful to listen to and detracted from the story.
I have listened to many audio books and this was the worst
I thought the ending was OK
About 1/3 of them
I did enjoy the story line. Actually, I haven't finished it yet, but I can't stand the narrator's treatment of some of the main characters. He makes them sound, well, I guess the politically correct phrase would be, mentally challenged. These characters are highly educated and talented professionals and he makes them sound like backwoods, slow and uneducated clods..
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