BEST DEFENSE by TODD A. STONE
When a Washington power-play gone wrong puts a nuclear
arsenal in a secret terrorist organization's back yard, US
Army Major Valerie Macintyre and a band of third-string
soldiers become the only obstacle between a legion of
biotech-enhanced fanatics and an isolated depot crammed
with atomic munitions.
Val must build a fighting force from combat-clueless
technicians, a sexist brown-boot Army veteran, a wet-behind-
the-ears Second Lieutenant, and a manipulative military
cop. Then she must lead them in an all-or-nothing battle
against a terrorist leader driven mad by ambition.
The vicious firefights that follow are fought not with
smart bombs and satellites, but with bullets and bayonets.
Male or female, officer or lowly grunt, no quarter is asked
and none given.
And in a tunnel below them all, a warhead's detonator
counts down the seconds until Armageddon.
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"An exciting thriller"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 11, 2003
US Army Major Valerie Macintyre badly wants a command
leadership assignment, but keeps being passed over for
one. When the latest list omits her, she storms into the
office of her superior General Ambrose demanding an
explanation. He tells her to relax she will have her
opportunity rather soon.
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"brilliantly plotted post-Cold War thriller"
Reviewed by Moni Draper
Posted February 21, 2004
What can I say, but "wow!" This book starts off at a run
and proceeds to an all-out-race-to-the-finish.
Major Val McIntyre is a woman trying to succeed in a man's
world. So far, she's accomplished quite a lot, but what
she would really Read more...