The God of War
Dunne, Apr 2008, $24.95
The United States Air Force is euphoric with the latest jet fighter, the F-38. Known by the military as the Ares, no aircraft is nears it capability as the F-38 can locate and identity upwards of fifty-eight flying objects at a distance of several hundred miles and shoot all of them out of the sky before a person can blink.
In front of a large crowd attending the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport, two F-38s are put on display. Everyone watching is stunned by the magnificence of this fighter jet as it soars over the adulating assembly. All seems perfect as the President, his National Security Advisor, and the Air Force brass pat each other on the back until suddenly they all realize the jet has run off as something goes deadly wrong.
THE GOD OF WAR is a superb adrenalin pumping High Noon in the sky as U.S. Air Force Major "Jesse" James is assigned the role of “Snoopy” vs. the unbeatable “Red Baron”. However although Jess is fully developed and even has the required love interest to add intrigue and soften him, the star of this tale is the F-38. Conspiracy buffs will appreciate flying with Jesse and his opponents as Chris Stewart’s fine thriller is at its best when everyone is flying; on the other hand the ground is filled with clutter starting with POTUS and his stereotypical untrusting advisor.