LaserSTAR: The Space Defense Chronicles
The United States has finally embraced 'Star Wars' technology as a last resort to protect against the wildfire proliferation of nuclear weapons. Orbiting high above the earth, a team of US astronauts activate Space Station Sigma One's massive laser, capable of disintegrating any missile within minutes of its launch.
But, ALEC, the base computer, makes a terrible mistake. It directs the laser to destroy an F-16 fighter. The sole purpose of the astronauts on board is to prevent computer destruct errors. In the astronauts' mad scramble to correct the problem, the base commander, Major Richard Taylor, stumbles across irrefutable proof that someone has gained control of ALEC and destroyed the F-16 on purpose. And they continue to control the base to perform more egregious acts of violence.
The mastermind behind the base, the late brilliant Dr. Delvin F. Feller, designed multiple levels of safeguards into the base to prevent Sigma One from being used as a weapon—but someone is directing the control computer to disregard the safeguards and it appears the devastation is being directed from the Mideast. Taylor and the other crew members try to stop the destruction but are no match to the space station's computer and vicious laser. The flawed space station wreaks havoc. It is a terror in the sky and must be stopped—but how? The base is invincible. Did Dr. Feller make a mistake?
This suspense filled book is a real page turner. Don’t miss it.
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