Download PDF by Ben Bova: Able One

By Ben Bova

ISBN-10: 0765323869

ISBN-13: 9780765323866

Whilst a nuclear missile introduced by means of a rogue North Korean faction explodes in house the ensuing shockwave destroys the world’s satellites, throwing international communique into chaos. the USA 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 USA has just one attainable safeguard: capable One.

ABL-1, or capable One, is a converted 747 geared up with a high-powered laser in a position to knock out missiles in flight. yet either the laser’s expertise and the jet’s staff are untested. What used to be initially to be a coaching flight with a skeleton workforce becomes a determined race to wreck 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 via one in every of technological know-how fiction’s Most worthy novelists

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D'Courtney shook his head and tapped his throat. His mouth worked again. Rusty sounds came; then words as faint as dust: "Ben... Dear Ben... Waited so long. Now... Can't talk. My throat... " Again he attempted to embrace Reich. "Arrgh! " Bristling, Reich stepped around D'Courtney like an animal, his hackles raised, the murder boiling in his blood. " "You know why I'm here. What are you trying to do? " Reich laughed. "You crafty old pimp. " His hand lashed out. The old man reeled back from the slap and fell into an orchid chair that looked like a wound.

Tension, apprehension, and dissension... The wonderful potpourri of flesh and perfume, of food, of wine, of gilt ostentation... Tension, apprehension... The gilt trappings of death... Of something, by God, which has failed for seventy years... A lost art... As lost as phlebotomy, chirurgery, alchemy... I'll bring death back. Not the hasty, crazy killing of the psychotic, the brawler... " Tate murmured. "Be careful, man. " Eight, sir; seven, sir... "That's better. Here comes one of the peeper secretaries.

All the lights are extinguished and the It hides anywhere in the house. After a few minutes, the players go to find the It, hunting separately. The first one who finds him does not reveal the fact but hides with him wherever he may be. Successively each player finding the Sardines joins them until all are hidden in one place and the last player, who is the loser, is left to wander alone in the dark. "I'll take it," Reich said. " That evening he spent three hours carefully defacing the remains of the volume.

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