The Day of the Cheetah Author:Dale Brown America's most advanced fighter plane is hijacked-and the greatest high-flying chase of all time begins... — Major Pat McLanahan must recover a secret superjet before the KGB mole who stole it can use it against the United States! — From Publishers Weekly — The year is 1996; the fighter is America's X-34 Dreamstar; and its secret is ANTARES: the in... more »terfacing of the pilot's nervous system and the aircraft's computer. The plane's hijack by its pilot, a KGB mole, sets the stage for a fast-moving spectrum of diplomatic and military measures to recover or destroy the prize without starting a world war. Ultimately the task falls to the Cheetah--an F-15 with its own updated avionics, but an "older, less intelligent cousin" of Dreamstar. Brown's action scenes are vivid; his descriptions of contemporary technology accurate; his projections into the near future of aircraft design convincing; and his characterization of the growing internal conflict in the mole has weight and substance.
"Terrific. Authentic and gripping." (The New York Times)« less