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by the New York Times bestselling author of STORMING INTREPID
Payne Harrison's electrifying New York Times bestseller, STORMING INTREPID, was "a stunning success...a literally out-of-this-world chess game of nuclear proportions" (Baltimore Sun). His next thriller, THUNDER OF EREBUS, was a Military Book Club Main Selection, and hailed as "a grand military epic" ( Dallas Times Herald) and a "Masterpiece" (Publisher's Weekly). Now this acclaimed master of technological fiction presents a powerfully convincing novel of the ultimate government secret in FORBIDDEN SUMMIT.
In a granite fortress near Colorado Springs lies the nerve center of America's early warning system. Known as Cheyenne Mountain, it conceals a small army of technicians who sweep the skies with their sensors, searching for any threat to national security. Reporting for duty on a cold December night, NORAD intelligence officer Frank Hannon considers his graveyard shift inside the Mountain to be strictly routine. This time, it isn't. Four unidentified aircraft are sighted and tracked on a controlled descent over North America. Hannon quickly alerts his superiors. The official response -- or lack of it -- is puzzling. Now, with forty-seven days before his retirement, Hannon launches his own investigation. A strange and startling journey that will take him through a twisting maze of government lies to a desolate summit on a desert mesa. There, far from public eyes, the truth is waiting...
Praise for the works of Payne Harrison
New York Times Bestseller
“Well researched and expertly written.”
-- New York Times
“Run, do not walk, to the bookstore.”
“ZOWIE! Storming Intrepid cost me a night’s sleep.”
-- Stephen Coonts
Author of Final Flight
THUNDER OF EREBUS
Main Selection, Military Book Club
“Thunder of Erebus succeeds above all as an action novel. Harrison's depiction of clandestine operations under Antarctic conditions and his narrations of the U.S. air attack on the Tbilisi and the Russian undersea riposte are masterpieces of combat fiction. No fan of the genre can afford to overlook this bombshell.”
-- Publisher’s Weekly