Book Reviews of Fortress

Author: David Drake
ISBN-13: 9780812536201
ISBN-10: 0812536207
Publication Date: 2/15/1988
Pages: 311
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Fortress is America's guarantor of freedom, an orbiting arsenal of laser weapons and nuclear missiles. It was considered impregnable--until now. When former CIA officer Tom Kelley is sent to learn the secrets surrounding a dead alien found in Turkey, he discovers a maze of lies and treachery that could transform America's shield into an engine of global terror.
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Sometimes a fighting man just can't wait for Congress to make up its mind, assuming it has one, especially when someone is pointing a gun at him.
Tom Kelly's been in that position before--so far he's always come out with his skin. Now some people are asking him to risk his life again; this time they want him to tangle with aliens who have landed in Turkey. And they have an alien corpse around just to prove it to him. Kelly can't trust anyone. His case officer, Elain Tuttle, and his co-agent, Doug Blakeley, are lying to him; his government is prepared to deny him; the beautiful stripper, Gisela Romer, belongs to a terrorist conspiracy; his old Kurdish allies are dead or gone.
Only the aliens are left--and they could be evern less trustworthy than any human being he has ever known . . .
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This was a pretty good book but I got the feeling that I had started reading it halfway through.

There is little introduction and you are halfway through the book before you begin to understand what it is actually about. The actual Fortress doesn't come into play until about the 2/3 mark in the book.

The characters were weak and unrealistic but there is a lot of action in the last half of this tale.

An author of Drake's status could have done much better.