Able OneBook - 2010
Can an experimental defense system stop North Korean missile strikes? "Able One" is a timely thrill-ride by one of science fiction's most respected novelists.
When a nuclear missile launched by a rogue North Korean faction explodes in space the resulting shockwave destroys the world’s satellites, throwing global communication into chaos. The United States military satellites, designed to withstand such an assault, show that two more missiles are sitting on the launch pad in North Korea, ready to be deployed. Faced with the threat of a thermonuclear attack, the United States has only one possible defense: Able One.
ABL-1, or Able One, is a modified 747 fitted with a high-powered laser able to knock out missiles in flight. But both the laser’s technology and the jet’s crew are untested. What was originally to be a training flight with a skeleton crew turns into a desperate race to destroy the two remaining nukes. Will Able One’s experimental technology be enough to prevent World War III—especially when it becomes clear that a saboteur is onboard?
Able One is a timely thrill-ride by one of science fiction’s most respected novelists.
When communications satellites are destroyed by a rogue North Korean faction that is also plotting a thermonuclear attack, the fate of the world rests in the untested technology and crew of a laser-enabled 747 designed to eliminate missiles in flight.
When communications satellites are destroyed by a rouge North Korean faction that is also plotting a thermonuclear attack, the fate of the world rests in the untested technology and crew of a laser-enabled 747 designed to eliminate missiles in flight. By the Hugo Award-winning author of The Green Trap.
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