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Day of the Cheetah
by Dale Brown | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingDavros-10wing of Lutwyche, Queensland Australia on 5/9/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingDavros-10wing from Lutwyche, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, May 09, 2012

9 out of 10 Product Description:


In the latest from Brown (The Flight of the Old Dog, 1987; Silver Tower, 1988), a KGB operative is inserted into the U.S. Air Force academy; becomes the test pilot for the first thought-controlled jet fighter; and then thinks his way to Central America with the plane - to the consternation of a good many people. Techno-thriller readers are asked to swallow a lot in the line of techno-duty, and usually they don't mind; but the gimmick here is a direct link between the brain and the computer controls of an airplane made possible by the discovery of room-temperature superconductors - and that's asking an awful lot. Underneath all the gadgetry lies a story about Andrei Maraklov, a young Russian trained at the KGB's American impersonation academy to take on the identity of one Ken James, a real American. It's a good pairing since both of the young gentlemen are a touch psychotic, but the deal's a better one for Maraklov than for James, whose sullen tongue must be stilled lest he spill KGB beans. A cosmetically altered Maraklov takes James' appointment to the Air Force Academy and rockets to the top of the force's testing program - where his nasty mind is perfectly suited to the thought-controlled airplane concept. In the way of psychotic test pilots, Maraklov develops an unhealthy attachment for his airplane; and when the KGB finally tells him it's time to blow his cover, take the airplane, and run, Maraklov has a hard time sorting out his loyalties. They all get sorted out in Nicaragua, however. . . Far too long. The pace picks up for the flying scenes, but it's stall speed the rest of the way. (Kirkus Reviews)

Product Description

In this aerial combat story, the author refers to technology only now coming off real military drawing boards and his own hands-on insider's skill. In this novel of high-tech aviation, the story comes to a shattering climax. The author also wrote "Flight of the Old Dog" and "Silver Tower"." 

Journal Entry 2 by wingDavros-10wing at Bus Stop, Lutwyche (See Release Notes For Details) in Lutwyche, Queensland Australia on Thursday, May 10, 2012

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