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Forbidden Summit

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  64 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Cheyenne Mountain is the nerve center of America's early warning system. Four unidentified aircraft are sighted and tracked on a controlled descent over North America. Intelligence officer Frank Hannon is puzzled by the official response--or lack of it. So begins his personal investigation into the ultimate government cover-up. A journey that ends on a lonely desert mesa-- ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 344 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Berkley
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Oct 04, 2018 rated it liked it
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A government cabal seeks to exploit unique scientific knowledge from an unusual source. This sets the stage for a climatic high tech battle in the last part of the book.
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Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Payne Harrison, who wrote the captivating late Cold War technothriller Storming Intrepid, returned with another captivating entry. The Cold War is well and truly over, but NORAD is still up and running. It is there that Air Force intelligence officer Frank Hannon is alerted one night to something unusual in America's skies. It starts him on a journey that takes him to the American southwest, into the arms of reporter Miranda Park, and towards a closely guarded secret.

Forbidden Summit is an intri
Ralph Carlson
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A real page turner of a book as were his first two novels.
Oliver Rabacal
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Action packed novel I hope this one goes to the movies too due to its GRAPHIC action, Military action with UFO Extraterrestial gist. I have seen again what I have seen in the Thunder of Eresbus "When you are being hunted by the police the best hiding place is the police station." I learned that from Payne Harrison.
Dec 17, 2008 rated it liked it
Good but not great. Kept you in the dark all the way to the end. The "Chase" lasted far too long, but the military operation that takes place near the end was very good. The solution to the mystery is interesting and quite different, but stretched believability just a little bit. The final two chapters are great.
Jun 23, 2010 rated it liked it
An unlikely tale involving a U.S.A.F. officer stationed at Cheyenne Mountain and a news reporter. The officer, Frank Hannon, sees some unusual blips on his radar screen one night and reports it to his superiors who don't seem to be exited about it. Frank decides he needs to investigate.
Jake Gnow
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finish, 2013
Fast pace book in the tradition of Tom Clancy.
May 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
I liked this book. Action, villians, and lots of govt. cover-up.
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A native Texan, Payne Harrison admits to having a "jaded past" as a newspaper reporter. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Texas A&M and an M.B.A. from SMU, and served as an officer with the U.S. Army in Europe.
His journey to being a New York Times bestselling author started with his sending an excerpt of his book STORMING INTREPID to a New York publishing house, unsolicited and without an ag