|Sky Masters (1991) [Novel]|
by Dale Brown
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US Forces have pulled out of the Philippines. The navy of the Peoples Republic of China has laid claim to a long-contested island group and decimated a Philippine oil platform. Tensions escalate and a volatile skirmish leads to the unthinkable. China launches a tactical nuclear weapon against its enemy forces.
The detonation sends tremors through the Pentagon and into the innermost reaches of the White House. President Lloyd Taylor is forced to decide on a response. React too rashly and a global war could ensue. Take it too mildly and further strikes against US allies might be encouraged.
But China – and a scheming Filipino politician – force the President’s hand. For Lieutenant Patrick McLanahan it is a bitter-sweet chance to fly a new high-tech B2 bomber. The harrowing counter-attack accelerates to an unforgettable and explosive conclusion.
Original title: Sky Masters
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure