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Sinopsis: Heroic U.S. pilot Duke James returns in a thrilling aerial combat adventure that pits him against Iranian religious fundamentalists who have gotten ahold of a cruise missile and are threatening to cut off the world's oil supply.
From Kirkus Reviews: In this jarringly anti-Muslim thriller, a US stealth cruise missile veers off course during the Gulf War and lands intact in the Iranian desert, giving the government a prototype from which to develop its own cruise missiles and to take up where Saddam Hussein left off. Bakhtiar, a fundamentalist in the Iranian government, arranges to have the prime minister and his right hand man murdered. Once in power, Bakhtiar gets the Ayatollah's blessings to hit a series of oil tankers in the Gulf, making it clear that he will cut off the flow of oil to the West until Iran's economy is resuscitated. Working against him are James Duke, the pilot hero of Nightstalker (1992) and Strike of the Cobra (1993), and an ensemble cast that includes Mark Collins, a CIA agent posing as a weapons trader who is sent in to reactivate communication with ``Zenith''; a female Iranian engineer who had been sending the Agency information; U.S. Vice Admiral Nelson Zachiem III, a politically ambitious career officer eager to prove the Navy can clean up this mess with minimal help from the Air Force; and Democratic senator Paula Jenrette, whose leaks to CNN are implausibly blamed for the outbreak of the war. Rizzi is at his best describing the different airplanes, radars, and weapons and how they all work together. His understanding of Muslim fundamentalism is superficial at best, racist at worst, and although he gives lip service to his female characters' intelligence, ``Zenith'' is a damsel in distress complete with chador, and Jenrette is a soft-headed liberal with blood on her hands. Only Duke and his fellow top guns end up looking good; as everyone else fades out of the picture, they conduct a high speed chase that pits complex US military technology against the Iranians chasing Collins and ``Zenith'' across the medieval landscape. Thin plot, thinner characterizations, great techno-speak and top-gun action. (Maps and diagrams, not seen) -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Título: The Phalanx Dragon
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Descripción Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Nº de ref. de la librería G1556113919I3N00
Descripción Dutton Adult. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 2703758150
Descripción Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Nº de ref. de la librería G1556113919I4N00
Descripción Dutton Adult. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Nº de ref. de la librería 2799584368
Descripción Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Nº de ref. de la librería G1556113919I4N00
Descripción Dutton Adult, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Nº de ref. de la librería S_181259916
Descripción Donald Fine, NY, 1994. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: vg. Estado de la sobrecubierta: vg. 1st Edition. 424 pages. b/w map; interior clean + tight, light finger smudges to edges; color il'd dj. Hardcover (dj). Nº de ref. de la librería 126837
Descripción Dutton Adult, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG1556113919
Descripción Donald I. Fine, New York, 1994. Estado de conservación: G : in Good condition. First Edition. 424pp. With dust jacket Black quarter red hardback cloth cover. Nº de ref. de la librería bbr188
Descripción Dutton Adult, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P021556113919