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With hostile intent
Gandt, Robert L.
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New York : Signet, 2001.
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368 pages : 1 map ; 18 cm
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Ten years after the Gulf War, it's been up to pilots like Brick Maxwell and his commander, Killer DeLancey, who fly the F/A-18 Super Hornets from the carrier USS Ronald Reagan, to keep the peace in the No-Fly Zone. Iraqi pilots like to buzz the borders--just enough to shake up the Hornets' nest. When an Iraqi MiG goes down in the zone, chaos breaks out on both sides of the border.

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Several years after the Gulf War, Commander Sam "Killer" DeLancey, navy fighter pilot and self-centered hotshot, shoots down an Iraqi plane that has wandered into the no-fly zone bordering Saudi Arabia and Iraq and ignites an international incident that results in even more dangerous dogfights. DeLancey's hotheaded heroics are balanced by the cool calm of Commander "Brick" Maxwell, whose rivalry with DeLancey is based on his knowledge of DeLancey's cowardice during the Gulf War. With two tough-as-nails female fighter pilots, a possible Iraqi spy, various love triangles and aerial fight scenes that are more thrilling than a back-to-back showing of Top Gun and Iron Eagle, this red-hot piece of military fiction is certain to keep readers riveted. Like most books in this genre, the weakest parts are the love scenes, which are clich?d ("Killer DeLancey made love... like he flew fighters. Fast, furious, without preliminaries.") but mercifully brief. What this book adds to the genre is an intelligent subplot addressing issues related to the presence of women in the formerly all-male fighter club. Gandt (Fly Low, Fly Fast) weaves in subtle but intelligent observations on harassment and chain-of-command issues while crafting some of the most suspenseful battle scenes in recent military fiction. (Oct. 9) Forecast: Ex-fighter pilot Gandt has written military nonfiction titles, and his fans will undoubtedly pick up this testosterone-drenched fiction debut. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved