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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED. Hostage rescue US airborne fiction. [s]

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message 1: by David (new)

David | 3 comments military thriller
I believe the book is from the late 80s early 90s
airliner is forced to set down on an old US air force base I believe it was in Libya. Main character trains with the advance force in Israel. They parachute into a pond/water holding area of the airfield. Follow team is US airborne that also airdrops in Sheridan tanks.


message 2: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37833 comments Mod
Fire Arrow?

"Terrorists hijack a military charter flight and hold the passengers hostage at a former US Air Force base in Libya while American antiterrorist forces mount a daring, risky counterattack. A Navy veteran's first novel, in the Tom Clancy vein and with paperback rights already sold for a whopping $600,000. In addition to the usual demand for the release of prisoners held by the Kuwaitis, these unusually well-organized and stereotypically fanatical terrorists are demanding the release of the Achille Lauro hijackers. And they seem to hold some very high cards. They have locked up their large group of hostages in what appear to be impregnable quarters on the old Wheelus Air Force Base deep in the heart of Libya. And they have the apparent support of the Col. Baruni, the Libyan dictator who looks and sounds just exactly like Col. Qaddafi. There are also Russian advisors aplenty, and a lot of nasty Russian-built tanks. The terrorists are not pussyfooting around: they go right to work executing hostages ahead of schedule to show the world that they mean business. But the Americans dig up the old blueprints of the base and get busy themselves assembling a strike force and a plan. A team of SEALS (the Navy's fiercest fighters) will drop into a reservoir and storm the building that houses the hostages. A couple of minutes later airborne troops and armed vehicles will drop in to handle the defense while the hostages are lifted out. What the American plan doesn't consider is the possibility of active, skillful Russian intervention in the form of a strong tank defense...." (Kirkus)


message 3: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37833 comments Mod
Somewhat similar plots are Perpignon Exchange

"Likeable con-man Dahoud el Beida, aka David Perpignon, hijacked to Libya by PLO terrorists and mistakenly welcomed as the terrorist leader, becomes involved in a rescue attempt that might make him both a hero and very rich."

and Show Me a Hero

"Major Quary, a combat-assault specialist, is asked to lead a small force to free twelve American hostages being secretly held in Libya."


message 4: by David (new)

David | 3 comments Lobstergirl, Fire Arrow is the one I am looking for. Thank you


message 5: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37833 comments Mod
You're welcome.


message 6: by Tonet (new)

Tonet Rivera | 1 comments I was looking for the title.of this book and this solved my problem. Amazing group!


message 7: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37833 comments Mod
Fantastic.


message 8: by David (new)

David Martin | 3 comments Fire Arrow is also what I was looking for. Thank-you.


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