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|Moorhead Public Library||Coo (Text)||33500008240426||Main||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 031232362X
340 p. ; 24 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2004.
|General Note:||Sequel to: Saucer.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2004 August #1
This felicitous, lightweight combination of thriller and sf is the second adventure of Rip Cantrell and Charley Pine involving flying table settings (the first: Saucer, 2002). To begin things, Coonts introduces the original 1947 Roswell, New Mexico, saucer (the saucer of Saucer was a Saharan denizen) and a scientist who, if not mad at first, is driven mad by the need to keep its discovery secret. Jumping to the present, Coonts gives us Rip at loose ends while Charley flies a French space plane to the Moon. (How the French developed that particular piece of hardware remains unexplained, as does quite a lot else in the book.) Charley soon encounters a mad French brewer and his definitely evil wife, who plan to use stolen saucer technology to conquer the world. Charley makes an excellent whistle-blower, however, and although the rest of the yarn is fast-paced (featuring superb flying sequences, among other exciting things), its issue is never really in doubt. Coonts' tongue is in cheek for much of the story, as it has been in some of his later Jake Grafton books, but this is not likely to raise the hackles of anyone except the humor-impaired. Readers: enjoy. Libraries: provide. ((Reviewed August 2004)) Copyright 2004 Booklist Reviews.
Stephen Coonts is the author of The Disciple, The Assassin, and the Deep Black and Saucers series, among many other bestsellers. His first novel, the classic flying tale Flight of the Intruder, spent more than six months at the top of The New York Times bestseller list. A motion picture based on the book was released in 1991. His novels have been published around the world and translated into more than a dozen languages. In 1986, he was honored by the U.S. Naval Institute with its Author of the Year Award. He is also the editor of several anthologies, Combat, On Glorious Wings, Victory and War in the Air. Coonts served in the Navy from 1969 to 1977, including two combat cruises on the USS Enterprise during the last years of the Vietnam War.
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