Silent Enemy: Book summary and reviews of Silent Enemy by Thomas W. Young

Silent Enemy

A Novel

by Thomas W. Young

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Silent Enemy by Thomas W. Young
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2011
    304 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Four years after the events of The Mullah's Storm ("an irresistible adventure story" - USA Today), jihadists strike the Afghan National Police training center in Kabul, killing many and wounding others, including Sergeant Major Sophia Gold. The injured are hurriedly loaded onto a C-5 Galaxy bound for Germany, but once airborne, the commander, Major Michael Parson, receives a message. The jihadists have placed bombs on some planes leaving Afghanistan, and the Galaxy is one of them. If Parson tries to descend - the bomb will go off.

Parson, Gold, and everybody else aboard are trapped at altitude, until either they or someone on the ground can figure out what to do. They can refuel in midair, but not indefinitely. The aircraft is deteriorating, the condition of the patients is worsening, the crew is tiring - and their biggest challenges are yet to come. The enemy is all around... and will take surprising form.

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"Starred Review. Aviation thriller aficionados will cheer, and readers of any genre will gnaw their fingernails to the quick. Author tour." - Publishers Weekly

"Full of the kind of military jargon that aficionados love, the novel also boasts intense action and surprisingly deep characterizations for a military thriller." - Booklist

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Thomas W. Young

Thomas W. Young has logged nearly 4,000 hours as a flight engineer for the Air National Guard in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo, and elsewhere. He has been awarded numerous military honors and continues to serve with the Air National Guard as a Senior Master Sergeant. He holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and studied writing there and at the Sewanee Writers' Conference, among other places. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia. Visit him online at www.thomaswyoung.com.

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