|War God (1990) [Novel]|
by Patrick F. Rogers
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A Directed Energy Weapon (DEW) of unprecedented force is unleashed in a deadly orbit. Armed with a prototype gamma ray laser system with a focused burst capacity of billions of watts of pure destructive energy, it's a weapon so lethal that whoever controls it, controls the future of the entire world.
The spearhead of a covert operation to cripple all existing SDI mechanisms, the weapon incinerates two EASTBIRD Early Warning satellites on its super secret test mission. Then a malfunction cuts short its voyage and forces it to crash near a small island in the South Pacific. Tracking its descent pattern, leaders of America and the Soviet Union order separate military strike teams deployed immediately. Their mission: to recover the high-tech juggernaut and its vital defense secrets. Destroying it is not an option; any attempt to tamper with the weapon could unleash a nuclear cataclysm.
Locked in mortal combat, the commanders fight to gain control of the atoll and its volatile orbital platform in what could mushroom into a full scale war. The stakes grow larger with each passing moment: the radioactive core of the doomsday device is set to explode jeopardizing thousands of lives with the fifty megaton thermonuclear wrath of the ultimate weapon code-named...
Original title: War God
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Political Intrigue and Terrorism