THE PENETRATORS by Anthony Gray
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THE PENETRATORS

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U.S. Defense policy, that slightly incomprehensible computer-spawned, War Room mothered Brainchild is really taken to task by Anthony Gray...""a best selling author who was forced to write this book pseudonymously."" The novel deals with the fight against the abandonment of the manned bomber program as our administrators place their defensive ICBM eggs into one big nuclear basket. What if Russia cagily decided to use conventional weapons and the only U.S. deterrent or retaliatory devices were nuclear? If this warhead struck, wouldn't the U.S. be forced to press the big war buttons which would immediately escalate the World War II type of attack into the World War III type of finish? This is the problem that RAF Captain and special defense adviser to the U.S. Malcolm Scott must deal with. The novel moves with gripping realism as heated debates slowly solidify U.S. commitment to solid missile defense and force the insular Captain Scott into a terrifying test. The writing is efficacious and the immediacy and urgency of these issues demand attention. Space Age Impact: Target-Best Sellerdom.

Publisher: Putnam