Fire Arrow HC Franklin Allen Leib 1988


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Fire Arrow: A Novel Hardcover
by Franklin Allen Leib (Author)

Terrorists hijack a military charter flight and hold the passengers hostage at a former US Air Force base in Libya while American antiterrorist forces mount a daring, risky counterattack. A Navy veteran’s first novel, in the Tom Clancy vein and with paperback rights already sold for a whopping $600,000. In addition to the usual demand for the release of prisoners held by the Kuwaitis, these unusually well-organized and stereotypically fanatical terrorists are demanding the release of the Achille Lauro hijackers. And they seem to hold some very high cards. They have locked up their large group of hostages in what appear to be impregnable quarters on the old Wheelus Air Force Base deep in the heart of Libya. And they have the apparent support of the Col. Baruni, the Libyan dictator who looks and sounds just exactly like Col. Qaddafi. There are also Russian advisors aplenty, and a lot of nasty Russian-built tanks. The terrorists are not pussyfooting around: they go right to work executing hostages ahead of schedule to show the world that they mean business. But the Americans dig up the old blueprints of the base and get busy themselves assembling a strike force and a plan. A team of SEALS (the Navy’s fiercest fighters) will drop into a reservoir and storm the building that houses the hostages. A couple of minutes later airborne troops and armed vehicles will drop in to handle the defense while the hostages are lifted out. What the American plan doesn’t consider is the possibility of active, skillful Russian intervention in the form of a strong tank defense. Stiff, unwieldy characters do fierce battle against an elaborate and well-researched plot.

Hardcover: 350 pages
Publisher: Presidio Pr

Book and dust jacket are in near mint condition. Small piece of tape on back cover. 1st printing. 0-89141-333-2.


Book and dust jacket are in near mint condition. Small piece of tape on back cover. 1st printing.