Gribble's first novel, a techno-thriller in the style of Tom Clancy, parades the author's considerable expertise about the air force and its planes, though the plotting and characterization do not fly as high. Syria is preparing to launch an attack that will wipe out Israel's air superiority. The U.S. enters the fray as Colonel John Kirk pulls Captain Lance Brandon and his Airborne Laser Laboratory (ALL, or Silent Lightning) out of retirement. It's an interesting premise, with ALL able to destroy any targeted, locked-on missile threatening protected aircraft. Unfortunately, Gribble circumvents the action scenes with page after page of acronyms and military jargon, ultimately causing the book to short-circuit.
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Personally, I find the book very intersting. Im looking forward to the sequel...Published on Feb. 28 2002 by Napoleon Nerd
Not the greatest techno-thriller I've read, but interesting concept nonetheless. From 1-10 I'd rate it a 7.
Gribble looks like an author with a bright future. Read more
I rate books on a 1-10 basis, giving this an 8. It seemed like a good first effort, but didn't hold my attention as well as others of this genre. Read morePublished on May 10 2000 by C. W. Joiner