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Lieutenant Ed Stovic, an F/A-18 pilot, is vectored to intercept Algerians who are defending their newly claimed two-hundred-mile territorial limit. During a dramatic, high-stakes dogfight, the Algerians open fire and Stovic shoots down one of the Algerians' MiGs, its pilot tumbling to a fiery death in the Mediterranean. Stovic is hailed as a hero, and he sees this as the p ...more
ebook, 448 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published June 1st 2002)
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Dale Jackson
Weak ending, but overall enjoyable.
Ray
Good book along the lines of Vince Flynn's "Memorial Day", or a Tom Clancy thriller. Change the name of the offended Muslim extremist, change the name of the U.S. Special Forces hero, change the U.S. target to be struck, throw in a interferring U.S. bureaucrat, and you pretty much get the idea. In this Huston book, the target are the Navy's Blue Angels, and the weapon of choice is the shoulder fired missle.
Greg Parrott
Great story and good details on Blue Angel routines.
Tressa
Loved the action and adventure and loved that there wasn't any romantic scenes to make one blush :). I found Ed likeable and loved the Blue Angels.
Ernie
Was a great book! Excellent mix of military, political and lawyer work all in one fast paced book!
Corky
It was ok. Nothing that rocked my world. Felt, for some reason, that it could have been shorter.
Peter
A good fast action paced read, highly enjoyable.
Alisha
Another great read from James Huston.
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In addition to being the author of Falcon Seven, Marine One, Secret Justice, Shadows of Power, Fallout, Flash Point, The Price of Power and Balance of Power, I am a partner in the international law firm of Morrison & Foerster, and head of the Trial Practice Group, and a former Navy Flight Officer in F-14s.

I grew up in West Lafayette, Indiana, and attended the University of South Carolina on a
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