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New threats require new weapons. New villains require new heroes. The time is the near future. Osama Bin Laden has been succeeded by a generation of even deadlier terrorists who will stop at nothing in their fanatical quest to destroy the United States. Conventional security is no longer enough. Former military pilots Scott Dalton and Jackie Sullivan are the government's newest weapons--operatives so secret that their very existence is denied by the officials who hired them. Armed with the most up-to-date technology and equipment, their mission is to prevent a plan of nuclear holocaust that will begin at the Canadian border and explode in the centers of American power. They have their work cut out for them. Foremost among their foes are Saeed Shayhidi, a billionaire Iranian "businessman" and mass murderer, far more sophisticated and sadistic than Bin Laden himself; Khaliq Farkas, a mysterious and ever-elusive terrorist, bearing a barbaric grudge; and Zheng-Yen Tsung, the powerful Chinese official who may be the mastermind behind it all. From a shocking sarin attack on a legendary ocean liner to the stalking of chemical plants and oil refineries by aircraft filled with explosives, no attack is too insidious, no symbol of strength and freedom immune. For Dalton and Sullivan, their expertise has never been more necessary--their bravery never more needed--than in a world where unrepentant evil requires an assured response.
In a page-turning techno-thriller from start to cliff-hanging finish, bestselling author Joe Weber delivers a gripping plot that could have been torn from tomorrow's headlines. During routine night operations off Southern California, an F/A-18 from the USS Abraham Lincoln is inexplicably blown from the sky. The Pentagon wants to throw a blanket over the incident, but then another navy fighter jet is mysteriously destroyed in midair. The president orders an investigation to find out who is responsible for the attacks-and why. Tagged for the job: ex-CIA operatives and former military pilots Scott Dalton and Jackie Sullivan. As Dalton and Sullivan proceed, they are surprised to learn that the loss of the navy jets is just the latest in a series of seemingly unrelated and previously unexplained losses of American combat aircraft. Yet their investigation soon uncovers a deadly conspiracy that seems to lead directly to the heart of Beijing.
In this explosive bestseller by the author of Primary Target, the U. S. is poised on the brink of Armageddon. Glasnost has failed. Russia is economically desperate, and has launched the "first strike" in what may become World War III. Only one man knows the extent of the impending horror--a CIA operative trapped in the Kremlin. . .
A tranquil day in Hawaii is shattered when a helicopter--disguised in civilian colors--opens fire on a ship, killing Japanese tourists. As terrorist attacks on Japanese and Americans continue, CIA operations officer Stephen Wickham and FBI agent Susan Nakamura are assigned to track down the perpetrators--before history can repeat a tragic confrontation neither can forget.
Tom Clancy called him "one of America's new thriller stars," and former Marine pilot Joe Weber has maintained his reputation for superb stories of conflict, courage, and high-speed adventure. Now, he presents a shocking new scenario as two enemies of America -- one old, one new -- join forces to bring the U.S. to its knees. As the once powerful former Soviet Union descends into social and economic collapse, a group of hard-line Communists has devised a strategy to return their country to it's former glory. In league with the most ruthless militant extremists of the Middle East, they will hatch a plot to eliminate the one person with the power to stop them -- the president of the United States. It is a scene played out many times before in the annals of international conflict -- with the same opponents squaring off in different circles. But this time, America isn't declaring war against terrorism. The terrorists are declaring war on America.
Marine fighter pilot Brad Austin was caught in a war that divided America. Snagged in government red tape that inhibited the military. And trapped in a one-on-one air battle with the Vietnamese ace who had terrorized the skies for years.... Then Austin decided to break the rules. One of the most exciting and provocative war novels of our time, Rules of Engagement enters the hearts and minds of America's fighting men--and the difficult choices they were forced to make. Joe Weber, author of the bestselling DEFCON One, is a former Marine Corps pilot whose experience in Vietnam lends startling authenticity to this electrifying tale of courage and dishonor.
Shadow Flight is a chilling international scenario of Soviet denial and American desperation. A U.S.B-2 Stealth bomber, Shadow 37, has disappeared while on a training mission. Its hijackers are unknown but its destination is Cuba. The salvation of U.S. technological secrets rests in the hands of CIA agent Steve Wickham. His mission: Recovery of Shadow 37.
Hailed as "one of America's new thriller stars" by Tom Clancy, author Joe Weber captured national attention with his riveting debut, DEFCON One, a New York Times bestseller. A former Marine Corps pilot, Weber turned firsthand experience into explosive human drama, charged with gripping authenticity. Now, with Targets of Opportunity, Weber soars to new heights. The Vietnam War has reached a crucial turning point. Marine aviator Brad Austin (introduced in the bestselling Rules of Engagement) is assigned the most dangerous mission of his career. Recruited by the CIA, Austin must master the controls of a North Vietnamese MiG jet--then, stripped of his military identity and disguised as a Russian pilot, fly the MiG behind enemy lines. If he succeeds, the enemy will be easy prey. If he fails, the U.S. government will deny any involvement--and Brad Austin will no longer exist.... Tense, powerful, and frighteningly real, Targets of Opportunity is a masterwork of military fiction--Joe Weber at his electrifying best.