Shadow Flight: A Novel

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Ignition Books, Jul 1, 2012 - Fiction - 353 pages
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From the best-selling author of DEFCON One comes an explosive new 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 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. The Kremlin claims no knowledge of the missing aircraft.

Finally, intelligence leads to what would first seem to be 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.

Can Wickham find the answers and the bomber before the president is forced to invade? Or will the world as we know it ignite into a nuclear conflagration?

 

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User Review  - DavidLErickson - LibraryThing

Overall I enjoyed the read and feel Joe Weber did a good job blending military jargon and detail with the story. The writing is excellent and the characters believable, though I did feel President ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nineteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twentyone
Chapter Twentytwo

Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Twentythree
Chapter Twentyfour
Chapter Twentyfive
Chapter Twentysix
Chapter Twentyseven
Chapter Twentyeight
Chapter Twentynine
Chapter Thirty
Epilogue
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About the author (2012)

As a former fighter pilot, Joe Weber knows his subject well. His military thrillers are fast-paced, accurate in every detail, and as current as this morning's headlines. His novels have appeared on the best-seller lists of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the Associated Press, and the Chicago Tribune. They have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Spanish, Polish, Russian, and Italian.

Mr. Weber holds a Master of Science Degree in Aviation Management. He is an Airline Transport Rated pilot with over 10,500 hours of flight time in 43 different types of aircraft, ranging from aerobatic biplanes and high-performance military jets to four engine transports.

He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1970-1975. A carrier-qualified fighter/attack trained pilot, he graduated first in his class from advanced naval jet pilot training in Kingsville, Texas, in 1972. After his release from active duty, he flew commercially until 1989 when his first novel was published.

A native of Enid, Oklahoma, he lives near Pensacola, Florida, with his wife Jeannie.

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