“Tom Clancy fans open to a female lead will clamor for more.” - Publishers Weekly
“The best military thriller I’ve read in a very long time. Love the female characters.” – Sheldon McArthur, founder of The Mystery Bookstore, LA
The lead NTSB air-crash investigator—trapped between a stealth drone and a hard crash.
A US Air Force C-130 transport plane, bearing top-secret cargo, lies shattered in the Nevada desert at Area 51’s Groom Lake. China’s prototype fifth-generation jet fighter goes missing. Far above, a stealth drone flies a very lethal, and very covert Black Op. The CIA, the US military command, and the secretive National Reconnaissance Office are all locked in a political battle for control of the nation’s future.
Miranda Chase, the NTSB’s autistic air-crash genius, lands in the center of the gathering maelstrom. Burdened with a new team and a unique personality, she must connect the pieces to stay alive. And she must do it before the wreckage of her past crashes down upon her and destroys US-China relations forever.
National Transportation Safety Board investigator Miranda Chase, the heroine of Buchman's taut debut and series launch, gets the biggest challenge of her career when she's dispatched to Nevada, where a C-130 Hercules transport plane has crashed on the highly sensitive military base known as Area 51. Despite the objections of the general in charge of the base to her presence, Miranda persists and, with the support her team, uses her unique approach to crash site investigating to try to understand what happened. A prologue effectively teases the reader about a possible answer: Chinese Air Force Maj. Wang Fen dies while flying an advanced fighter jet prototype when a drone shatters his aircraft. Buchman raises the stakes by revealing the identity of the person behind Fen's death Clarissa Reese, the ambitious and ruthless CIA director of Special Research. The action builds to a satisfying climax. Tom Clancy fans open to a strong female lead will clamor for more. (Self-published.)
Interesting plot & characters.
I really enjoy the books by ML Buchman & usually give them 5 stars but had to take one off for the ridiculousl dialogue given to one of the characters.Im sorry but the Aussie jingoistic language spoken by Holly was just so wrong.Yes some of those sayings may have been uttered by some Australians years ago but hardly ever uttered now unless as a joke.No self respecting female would dare say Sheila unless it was someone’s name.
Please if you wish to portray Aussies not Ozzies in your stories please speak to someone that can advise you on current Aussie slang & if ML Buchman did then that authority has no idea.
Aside from my rant,obviously I’m Australian,I found this new series well written & thought out.Very much looking forward to book 2.
Exciting start to a new series
I received a free copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review... absolutely amazing start to a new series. Love the edginess of Miranda Chase and I am looking forward to the next book. This book has me hooked from the get go.