News of the saucer leaks. Satellites spot it from orbit. Soon many powerful forces are trying to gain control of the craft. But Rip Cantrell first found the saucer, and with the aid of a test pilot, manage to keep hold of it for a while. The saucer continues to be a focal point for military actions and the action seldom stops.
Throughout the book Rip tries to retain ownership of the saucer but it is his feelings for the beautiful test pilot that really puts him at ground zero.
A nice and fast-paced tale with a resolution that actually seems to work (although I wonder about the repercussions for the Japanese SDF). Rip is a likeable character but seems to bounce back and forth between country bumpkin (which he is not) and the genius that he really is. The other characters are also well defined and interesting (good guys and bad).
All in all I have to recommend this one for fans of military thrillers. Science Fiction fans may also like it but the Saucer is really just a catalyst for the tale.
I read the first 30-40 pages, skimmed the next 40, and flipped through the rest of the book before finally abandoning it altogether. Oh well.
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