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Storming Heaven by Dale Brown
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Storming Heaven (1994)

by Dale Brown

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Terrorists are holding America under siege by using commercial aircraft purchased from a failing domestic airline and deploying bombs out of a modified rear-entry stair on unsuspecting and critical targets. The President orders Lieutenant General Robert Blocker to re-establish security in the skies. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse between Blocker and the terrorists escalates toward its climax over the skies of Washington, D.C. with midair dogfights thwarting the terrorists' determination to hunt down Air Force One.… (more)

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Written prior to 9/11 interestingly enough this book details a terrorist using aeroplanes to not only bomb but also crash into targets. A little ahead of it's time it seems.

It was a reasonable tale, however the pace of the novel does stumble 1/4-1/3 of the way in after the initial action with a bit of a detour with the terrorist taking advice from a astrologer and a few other tidbits that didn't really flow well into the story's narrative in my opinion. This little hiccup however once passed is forgotten as the book resumes the action and the forces of good attempt to tackle the forces of, well, terrorism.

I wouldn't say it is Brown's best work but it was still a pretty solid and entertaining book. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Mar 9, 2019 |
Best book I have read in a long time - action adventure from page one, action so detailed you can imagine being the pilot of the F16 that is in pursuit, pushing every button he does, feeling the adrenalin rising, feeling the pressure. This is a book that you can't put down. The plot weaves very believably at the beginning and works toward a spectacular, albeit unbelievable but fun, conclusion. ( )
  adriel | Mar 3, 2007 |
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