by Thomas Hoover
Second Book in series
Genres: Action Adventure, Thriller
This story is reminiscent of Die Hard in the fact that there is one rogue good guy working behind the scenes to foil an entire group of terrorists. Enter our hero, Michael Vance, whom we were originally introduced to in Project Daedalus and seems to have a profound talent for showing up in the wrong place at the wrong time ... or maybe fate has decided that it was the right place at the right time, since without his efforts the world as we know it would be terminally altered. Unlike Die Hard these terrorists are not looking to procure finances through theft, but by taking over a private experimental facility. This facility is history in the making, using a new technology to launch satellites into orbit. The head of this terrorist cell doesn't have to be a scientific genius - though he is - to realize that what goes up must come down. He plans to use the facility's capabilities to launch a nuclear bomb that can be delivered anywhere in the world and use this strategy as nuclear blackmail in an attempt to demand 800 million dollars from the President of the United States.
The plot is intelligent and well thought out with plenty of twists to keep you on the edge of your seat and your fingers flying through the pages. The more that I read of Hoover's books the more grateful I am that I found his work hiding amongst the plethora of free books available on Amazon. I strongly urge all Kindle users to look into this wonderful source of reading material and be willing to try out new authors. Your latest favorite writer may just be right there, waiting to be discovered by you.
Also, don't forget that you can download most of Thomas Hoover's work as free ebooks from both Amazon and the author's website.