By Ben Bova
Whilst a nuclear missile introduced via a rogue North Korean faction explodes in house the ensuing shockwave destroys the world’s satellites, throwing worldwide communique into chaos. the U.S. army satellites, designed to resist such an attack, exhibit that extra missiles are sitting at the release pad in North Korea, able to be deployed. confronted with the specter of a thermonuclear assault, the us has just one attainable protection: capable One.
ABL-1, or capable One, is a changed 747 outfitted with a high-powered laser capable of knock out missiles in flight. yet either the laser’s know-how and the jet’s team are untested. What used to be initially to be a coaching flight with a skeleton workforce becomes a determined race to break the 2 ultimate nukes. Will capable One’s experimental expertise be adequate to avoid international battle III—especially while it turns into transparent saboteur is onboard?
Able One is a well timed thrill-ride by way of considered one of technological know-how fiction’s most useful novelists
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Able One by Ben Bova