By William H. Lovejoy
Cruising at a ‘black sky’ altitude, in the cockpit of the newly engineered XSO suborbital jet, U.S. Lieutenant Commander Dallas Grant reports the explosion of a Poseidon missile just minutes after its successful deep sea launch. But then he uncovers a strange aerial attack by another suborbital craft, equipped with military technology thought to be available only to the United States and the Soviet Union.
The most recent in a series of unexplained near-space disasters, the attacks are costing international state powers billions and eroding the reputation of all global satellite operation and research.
When classified data leaks, emergency intelligence analysis profiles a plot by Nesei Aerospace Industries. The Japanese munitions and communications giant could be attempting to control all black sky programs, a prospect which would undoubtedly create global chaos and economic collapse.
An atmosphere of anxiety and paranoia sets in awaiting authorisation from the President. Then Urgent Orders are sent to Grant and his colleague Dmitri. They are to combine their 21st century black sky warrior strike squads in an ‘unofficial’ war that has already been initiated…
Praise for William H. Lovejoy:
‘Lovejoy has proven himself a master storyteller.’ – Clive Cussler
‘Lovejoy writes in afterburner. … action that leaves you dry-lipped, moist-palmed and hungry for more. An excellent read.’ – M.E. Morris