WOW! If this book by an Area 51 veteran doesn't grab your attention, nothing will. The only reason it is a novel is because the world has yet to experience an EMP attack. The scenario is realistic, and the horrible consequences depicted in this book are right on, The author covers human nature in such a circumstance in details that most would never dream of. The world governments and their people should certainly read this book to learn the unimaginable consequences of an EMP attack. As the author says, "It is not a matter of if, it is a matter of when." This book will prepare you should you ever experience the aftermath of such an attack.
Finally, a knowledgeable account of how the CIA became involved in aerial reconnaissance and the reason for the agency establishing Area 51. The bureaucratic infighting revealed in this book was as well hidden all these years as was Area 51. Kudos to the CIA for doing something the USAF could not and would not do. These three books are shining new light on why and what happened during the Cold War.
Great story about survival and the struggle one can expect following an EMP attack or nuclear winter. The book carries forward the events and characters of the first book in the series. One can envision this being the real thing.
This EMP series brings to life the unimaginable consequences of an EMP or nuclear attack that the terrorists dream about and the civilized world doesn't want to accept as probable in its future. The author poses the questions of how to prevent such horrible events and how does one prepare for the end of life as we know it.
Werner and Velma being married and both working for the CIA experienced the personal conflicts that married service husband and wives must experience. They can't work together and must deal with work assignments that often place them continents apart. Complicating matters even more, they have a child to care for and are in Europe during World War II.
The author shed an abundance of new light on Area 51 with newly declassified information released by the Central Intelligence Agency as to its role in forming Area 51 and what transpired there. He places the USAF in the back seat with the CIA doing the driving. A great read and a long overdue contribution to the CIA's long-secret legacy about Area 51 and the agency planes flying out of there. Up to now, less than 5% of those involved even know of the CIA affiliation, much less it being a CIA station and facility that was the genesis of the CIA's Science and Technology Directorate as the 5th discipline of intelligence gathering.
In 1968, the CIA flew its last spy plane flight out of Area 51, yet the Central Intelligence Agency continued to operate the facility until 1979. Now, with this book based on recent declassification by the CIA, the author, an Area 51 veteran, tells the declassified activities that occurred there. It is the legacy of the agency's Directorate of Science and Technology that needed to be told.