Scorpion Strike

By John J. Nance

In the wake of wilderness hurricane, a defecting Iraqi scientist has printed Saddam Hussein's scary plans for a devastating counterstrike opposed to his enemies...and the area. without time to spare, American forces needs to remobilize to find and neutralize the underground laboratory the place a deadly super-virus is able to be unleashed. yet an eleventh-hour catastrophe thrusts the total challenge into the arms of Air strength comrades-in-arms Colonel Will Westerman and Reserve Colonel-turned-commercial pilot Doug Harris. Flying into the center of Iraqi strength, they have to depend upon their skills--and each one other--as by no means ahead of, to accomplish a undertaking that appears progressively more like a suicide run...

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These items is worse than the fictitious virus they created within the motion picture simply because it’s so resilient it will probably reside in traditional water. ” “Walter, I don’t control—” “Can’t you name anyone? Can’t you name Scowcroft, or the President? ” “I bought your message previous, Walter. They don’t believe your concerns. The pattern is to be shipped as scheduled, and that i recommend you now not make an enormous deal approximately this. ” “Alan, for God’s sake, guy, give it some thought. We smash all there's over the following, correct? What, then, if a few of our vivid pragmatic thinkers come to a decision that having the worst organic weapon on this planet is an efficient deterrent? feel we choose to develop extra of it? ” “That’s a unique cause, now, isn’t it? Walter, you’re getting paranoid. ” Benedict particularly snapped the phrases at him. “You be aware of rattling good we don’t do such issues. ” “I’m pleased you’re certain of that,” Hajek responded, “because I’m now not. ” Al Hajarah wasteland, south principal Iraq Saturday, March nine, 1991—6:30 A. M. (0330 GMT) Sandra had protested, yet she was once certified in tail-draggers—light airplanes with tail wheels rather than nosewheels—so Sandra could cross. That one truth had allow Will and Doug either off the hook. up to they sought after out, neither may tolerate both the idea of leaving the opposite at the back of simply to retailer himself, or the belief of forsaking an enlisted staff member less than his command. Will was once the airplane commander, yet Doug used to be Sandra’s squadron commander. And there has been the truth that Sandra was once a feminine, and first rate men don’t depart adult females within the barren region. That issue used to be chauvinistic and unstated, yet an element still. “Sandra, take heed to me. I fly airplanes with cockpits forty-five ft within the air! Will flies cockpits twenty toes within the air. And neither folks has ever flown a tail-dragger. this can be no time to benefit. ” “That’s B. S. and also you are aware of it, Colonel, sir. ” She was once dissatisfied, and the phrases have been impassioned. “Either of you'll fly this factor on your sleep. ” “Don’t you will have out? ” Will had acknowledged finally, nearly exasperated with the “No, please, once you” debate. “Yes,” she stated quietly. “But it is a Hobson’s selection. i would like either one of you out, too. ” Will had checked out her for a number of seconds earlier than he learned why the mirrored mild of early morning used to be glistening within the corners of her eyes. He nodded at Doug as Sandra regarded down, his correct hand discovering her left shoulder. “I’ve obtained to make a command determination, Sandra. that call is, you cross. You fly invoice out and to the closest base, get him to a sanatorium, then debrief rescue and ship them again in for us. We’ll pull the barren region in round our ears and sit down tight this time. We’ll be again with you very quickly. ” She nodded and acknowledged not anything. It used to be performed. Doug rechecked the regulate cables and quadrants within the aircraft for the 3rd time as Will helped Sandra load invoice into the rear seat. The movement damage him, and he regained realization lengthy adequate to listen to what used to be occurring. yet he used to be in soreness and starting to hallucinate with the fever. They have been grateful while he slipped again right into a deep sleep.

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