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Able One Ben Bova

Able One

Ben Bova

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ISBN : 9780765382986
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400 pages
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When a nuclear missile launched by a rogue North Korean faction explodes in space the resulting shockwave destroys the worlds satellites, throwing global communication into chaos. The United States military satellites, designed to withstand such anMoreWhen a nuclear missile launched by a rogue North Korean faction explodes in space the resulting shockwave destroys the worlds satellites, throwing global communication into chaos. The United States military satellites, designed to withstand such an assault, show that two more missiles are sitting on the launch pad in North Korea, ready to be deployed. Faced with the threat of a thermonuclear attack, the United States has only one possible defense: Able One.ABL-1, or Able One, is a modified 747 fitted with a high-powered laser able to knock out missiles in flight. But both the lasers technology and the jets crew are untested. What was originally to be a training flight with a skeleton crew turns into a desperate race to destroy the two remaining nukes. Will Able Ones experimental technology be enough to prevent World War III-especially when it becomes clear that a saboteur is onboard?Able One is a timely thrill-ride by one of science fictions most respected novelists.