The martial arts expert Velma "Jinkies" Rampo has ties to both US and Japanese interests, so she was a sure selection to lead the team investigating a string of sabotage incidents targeting US Military equipment in Okinawa, Japan. The saboteur's target: The MV-22 OSPREY transport vehicle, a VTOL delivery system for Marine Corp units.
High command believes the ruthless organization Skorpion is tied to the incidents. Jinkies and her KiFoe operatives are tasked to identify the culprit or culprits and take action. However, the list of suspects includes a protesting dissident from the States, local business owners who hate the noise polluting OSPREY, and even personnel on base itself who might have hidden secrets of their own. The Kinetic Force operatives have their work cut out for them . . . and lives are hanging in the balance.
"OSPREY It Ain't So!" is a novella length adventure told in the spirit of 1980s military action comics and novels, tackling the efforts of a team of specialists struggling to stop a ruthless terrorist organization from destroying democracy. At 18k words long, it offers plenty of characterization, local color, and thrilling action to satisfy fans of Larry Hama and David Morrell.
Although a part of the Kinetic Force line of military action thrillers, "OSPREY It Ain't So!" is a stand-alone adventure. It ties into the overarching story, but can be fully appreciated by new readers as well.