The New York Times Best Seller
From the acclaimed thriller writer, Joe Weber, comes a chilling novel of the Cold War.
The United States and Soviet Union are at the brink of war. Fearful of US plans for an anti-missile defense system, the Soviet General Secretary conceives a plan to act first.
Russian Bear bombers violate US airspace, leading to a response by American F-15s. A US Navy battle group is attacked in the North Atlantic. And in orbit, a Soviet hunter-killer satellite attacks an American space shuttle.
As the world careens towards a nuclear conflict, only a lone CIA operative stands between peace and utter destruction. But can he act in time?
Vividly portraying the real world of military hardware and combining it with page-turning action, DEFCON One is the definition of a classic thriller.
Praise for Defcon One:
`A blazing debut.' Tom Clancy
As a former fighter pilot, Joe Weber knows his subject well. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1970-1975. A carrier-qualified fighter/attack trained pilot, he graduated first in his class from advanced naval jet pilot training in Texas, in 1972. After his release from active duty, he flew commercially until 1989 when his first novel was published.
His novels have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the Associated Press, and the Chicago Tribune
Mr. Weber is a native of Enid, Oklahoma, and lives near Pensacola, Florida, with his wife Jeannie.