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Project Daedalus

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Retired agent Michael Vance is approached for help on the same day by an old KGB adversary and a brilliant and beautiful NSA code breaker. While their problems seem at first glance to be different, Vance soon learns he’s got a potentially lethal tiger by the tail -– a Japanese tiger. A secret agreement between a breakaway wing of the Russian military and the Yakuza, the Ja...more
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 1st 1991 by Bantam
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Technothriller from the end of the cold war. Probably a bit too techno for my liking - too much detail about fuel systems and radar evasion systems which I can't get very excited by. But the plot was good with a neat ending.
Not sure if it's me or the book but every time I try to read it I get really sleepy. Although the last third of it seems to be getting better or I'm at least not as sleepy when reading it.
What happens when the new Soviet government that has the engineers to develop a hypersonic airplane secretly gets in bed with the Japanese mafia who have the technology to create said airplane? Something that members of the CIA, NSA, and KGB are very determined to figure out and put a stop to. Add into the mix a rogue Russian test pilot, a freelance money launderer, and several double deals and you have one heck of an intriguing plot.

While the storyline is riveting, I must admit that it was ve...more
This is the second novel by Thomas Hoover that I have read. I thought that Syndrome was great and while this is not perhaps great in is a good solid and very entertaining read for which I was able to easily suspend belief and just enjoy.

The plot moves at a reasonably fast pace around the world but not so fast that the reader might lose track of events; the bad guys are bad and the good guys are good, and I would liken it to a literary version of one of the better 007 movies e.g. Thunderball or...more
Ok, but nothing great. Usual sci-fi type theme of a plane which can go into orbit around the Earth. The end seemed a bit far-fetched !
What James Bond wants to be like when he grows up... This guy is just too much...
Frank Shedd
very good
should have been a little shorter
Mar 24, 2012 Alke rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: kindle
Eerily realistic plot......
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Thomas Hoover has a doctorate in oceanography and served as senior vice president of an architect-engineering firm in New York, where he has lived for several decades. His vices include being an avid sailor and a recognized collector of the classical music of India. He began his writing career with two classic non-fiction books on Far Eastern art and religion and then moved into fiction writing wi...more
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