Shadow Flight Mass Market Paperback – Aug 1991
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From Publishers Weekly
In a techno-thriller set in the near future, Castro declares war on the U.S. after a Stealth bomber hijacked by the KGB is landed in Cuba. Weber "gives readers a firm sense of what it is like to fly against modern air defenses," said PW . "The unsophisticated, two-dimensional characters are less convincing, however."
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Did I know what a Stealth bomber was? No, I didn't, but now I do, thanks to this book. I also learned a little, as much as I could digest with my limited experience, about the flight controls in such a plane, altitude differentials, the effect of weather conditions, and such. It was an educational experience, in that respect.
The plot was a little dated, in that the KGB was still trying to pull this thing off, hijacking the bomber and recruiting operatives from disgruntled (or puzzy whupped?) citizens of the U.S.
Cuba going to war with the U.S.? The U.S. bombing Cuba? These were more pieces of the plot that lacked a little in credibility, but then who knows?
Another thing that bothers me about all these military-oriented novels, or most of them anyway, is the jumping around among what seems like too many protagonists. It's really hard to keep track of all the people. Maybe these authors could write in the first person sometimes, so that we slow people without military experience could "get with the program" a little better. Diximus.
A true patriot would have gone down with the ship!