"When trust turns to hatred, beware the damage that can transpire!"
Reviewed by Audrey Lawrence
Posted January 19, 2013
Ace pilot Turk Mako flying on assignment with Whiplash is
in his element flying his Tigershark over Libyan airspace.
Smoothly making a course correction to handle some
attackers, he is shocked to find that one of his four
accompanying Sabre unmanned attack planes has gone off
track and deliberately fired a missile at a village instead
of its intended target. What the hell is happening?
Can he even trust the Sabre on his way back to his base
Investigations quickly begin upon his landing, but answers
are not as easily found. What had happened? Was it pilot
error? A software problem?
As the investigation stalls, Ray Pubeo, the President and
CEO of Applied Intelligence and a former Dreamland
scientist is kidnapped in Libya. Despite nagging doubts
about Turk's flying and his own tiredness, he gets called
into to help with the rescue attempt. Can he help pull it
off or not? What will happen to Ray if the Libyan rebels
reach him first?
COLLATERAL DAMAGE is the 12th Book co-authored by New York
Times best-selling author Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice and
it is another dramatic addition to the famous Dreamland
series. Brown is renowned for his understanding of the
latest in military technology and weapons and COLLATERAL
DAMAGE reflects that in this very absorbing story. The
characters are a very interesting mix with new ones,
especially some female air force pilots taking on
intriguing roles, while a few characters from past stories
also make short appearances.
After a dramatic opener, the storyline takes a little
slower pace as the investigation and related developments
set the context and location; however, that dramatically
changes as new developments make for non-stop page-turning
action! Brown's fans are sure to appreciate this latest
addition to the series and it is also a very readable stand-
alone military thriller. Enjoy the action!
The technology is perfect . . .until it's not
The fires still burn in Libya years after the fall of
Gaddafi, forcing NATO to intervene in a new war that could
have devastating consequences for the volatile region. But
something has gone terribly wrong with a "foolproof" new
superweapon, resulting in the shocking deaths of innocents.
The latest military miracle to come out of the Whiplash
group was designed to eliminate any possibility of human
error—yet civilians die when a computer-controlled UAV drone
inexplicably goes rogue while the whole world watches. Now
the entire Whiplash program is under fire, as the weapon's
creator heads into the blistering heat of the conflict to
discover if sabotage caused his infallible machine to fail.
But there's an enemy waiting for him, determined to unleash
more chaos and terror and death—which sends pilot Turk Mako
to the skies once more to prove that, in the heat of battle,
a skilled ace can do what no computer can.
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