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Black Eagle Force
by Ken Farmer  Buck Stienke 

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Publisher:  Tate Publishing ISBN-10:  0615428894 Type: 


Copyright:  Dec. 14, 2010 ISBN-13:  9780615428895

Marine & Air Force Pilot team to create BLACK EAGLE FORCE.

BLACK EAGLE FORCE - Eye of the Storm

High-Tech Special Ops Force Defends American Shores in New Military Action Thriller novel.

Black Eagle Force is a top-secret, Special Ops unit of ex-military men and women created for its ultra-rapid-deployment capabilities and intended to operate outside of governmental restrictions. In Eye of the Storm, a fast-paced new military thriller novel by Buck Stienke and Ken Farmer, a border skirmish on a Texas ranch catches the attention of the DoD, and within minutes, the BEF is scrambled in their high-tech VTOL aircraft to investigate and to protect the United States border. Joining forces with the former Marine family that owns the Texas ranch, their mission deepens to preventing suitcase nuclear weapons from being detonated by terrorists in the United States, while struggling to penetrate a criminal empire on a remote, heavily defended island in the Gulf of Mexico. They are tasked by President Annette Henry Thompson to sanction with extreme prejudice the mastermind behind the acquisition of the nuclear devices, also a trafficker in drugs and human lives, and in the quest to accomplish this before Hurricane Ellen hits the island fortress, BEF finds itself challenged to live up to its motto: Semper Paro Bellum—"Always ready for war".

Black Eagle Force
Black Eagle Force

Military/action/aviation/ techno/thriller 


Dare instantly had reacted upon first sight of the missile threat by aborting the truck attack even before the launch and pulled the stick back hard. The craft arced upward into an ever increasing steep climb. As the airspeed bled back quickly from the four hundred KIAS to two hundred fifty, Dare initiated a turn toward the incoming missile to keep it in sight on his left side.
"Missile alert," warned the tracking system on board Mama Bird. The signal was automatically relayed to all Black Eagle aircraft in the area.
As the missile closed in, Dare cut power abruptly, and slammed the stick forward while clicking the flare button on the left side of the throttle quadrant. Atop the fuselage of the sleek black craft, a specially designed infrared only flare was blasted upward from its launch tube just in front of the vertical stabilizer on the swept back tail. The chemical mixture inside burned at 900 degrees Fahrenheit and heated the foot long pointed stainless steel tube to just short of cherry red, but there was no bright UV signature as one would expect from a magnesium flare.
The eight Rotapower® engines spooled down as the composite blades continued to blow relatively cool air over the exhaust ducts inside the nacelles. The four nacelles aligned with the fuselage as the M600/A reached a level position. Eagle One became weightless as it started to float downward from its 4,500 ft AGL apogee.
Inside the Raytheon built Stinger IR and UV heat seeking tracker, the loss of a viable heat signature from the rapidly cooling Rotapower® multiple exhausts caused the missile to maintain the last computed intercept heading; then picking up a valid heat signature from the IR flare rising three hundred feet above the M600/A Skycar®, its eight guidance fins pivoted sharply to intercept.
Dare and Bull watched silently as the Stinger flashed by only seventy yards away and exploded into the flare well above them with a huge yellow fireball. Concussion from the nearby blast was heard and felt inside the Skycar®.
Black Eagle One was falling unpowered though 4,000 feet when Dare smoothly pushed the throttle forward and said calmly,
"Bull, get me a Hellfire on the lead APC."

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GUEST BOOK REVIEW BY JOSEPH PROVOST: I was the lucky winner of an advanced reader copy of BLACK EAGLE FORCE by Buck Stienke and Ken Farmer. Kim Tomsic suggested this book and I'm thankful she did as I found it beyond exciting. I took the book with me on a 10-day volunteer trip to Haiti and I found that every chance I had to relax was spent reading the next chapter.

From the beginning of this military thriller to the end, the reader feels like they're on an adventure. Stienke and Farmer start with Santa Anna's campaign in 1836 and take you through to present day in a way that makes you feel like you're reliving history.

When I finished reading Black Eagle Force, I shared the book with my friend, Peter Hughes (retired military). I said, "Trust me. Just read ten pages and see if you like it." Peter couldn't put it down. He didn't want to give the book back as we flew home from Port au Prince, but fortunately he finished before we landed. He agreed Black Eagle Force is a great read and easily deserves a five out of five star rating. Thank you Buck and Ken. You brought back memories of my time based at Fort Hood.

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Posted by Kim Tomsic at 9:45 PM

5.0 out of 5 stars Reminiscent of Tom Clancy at his best, but with more action, August 19, 2011
By Israel Drazin (Boca Raton, Florida) -
This review is from: Black Eagle Force - Eye of the Storm (Paperback)
This well written and exciting adventure story is reminiscent of the Tom Clancy novels at their best, but this book has more action. The authors describe the battles and other exploits of a unique battle force in fascinating detail that draw readers into the clashes. Readers will react as they read and as they finish this action-packed drama: "Wow! When will the next book come out?"

The US Posse Comitatus act of 1878 limits the power of the federal government to use military forces for law enforcement. Accordingly, according to this novel, President Ronald Reagan had a secret civilian ultra rapid deployment black ops strike force organization established that was independent of the military for plausible deniability. They would protect the country from criminals such as drug dealers whether in the US or abroad. He made sure that the organization had the best trained crème de la crème men and women, special ops personnel from all military branches, and the most up to date equipment, sometimes far better than any other organization. Their motto is Semper Paro Bellum, Latin for Always Ready for War. They became one of the most valuable assets of the US government, fighting in the USSR, China, the Balkans, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, Argentina, and a host of other countries where the US military could not engage.

This book describes several battles and the people who fought in them. It begins with the conflict with the Mexican general Santa Anna in 1836, when the general led a large army against the Texans. It tells how a family fought bravely against this attack. The site of this battle, called the Eagle Nest, and the descendants of it play a part in the adventures of the Black Eagle Force. Similarly, the book describes the exploits of some men during the Vietnam War, how they acted heroically, and how what they said and what they did affected their future and the future of the Black Eagle Force.

The book tells about a modern attack on the Eagle Nest where there were sixty eight casualties of men in the Mexican military and twelve civilians. These men worked for Javier Cojone who was deeply involved in drug wars and smuggling people and drugs, and killing the illegal Mexican immigrants he brought to the US. Cojone frequently received support from the Mexican government. The book also tells of the battles with Javier Cojone after this attack on the Eagle Nest. It tells as well about how the Black Eagle Force saved twenty-one kidnapped young women who were kept by Javier Cojone to satisfy his sexual urges.

In summary, this book is filled with action, adventure, heroic personalities, and is a well-told story.

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Reader Reviews for "Black Eagle Force"

Reviewed by John Eastman 2/12/2011
If you want to ride the merry go round at the local amusment park then Black Eagle Force is not the book for you. Now if you want to experience the fastest and most engaging thrill coaster, well then now we're talking my friend. Black Eagle Force will pick you up and you wont come down until the last page, and that will leave you wanting more. If you are an enemy of America and plan to do us harm, pray that you don't encounter The Black Eagle Force! A hallmark in literary execellence.
John Eastman
Author of Verdict! In Search of a Crime
Reviewed by doran ingrham 2/5/2011

"Black Eagle Force" is the best book I have read in decades. The smooth blend of technical data, character development and incredible action makes "Black Eagle Force" a real page burner.

I found myself mesmerized by the unfolding tale of real Patriots battling both the enemy and corrupt inept government agency suits.

I highly recommend "Black Eagle Force" to all readers. It will be on my list of Christmas gifts in 2011.

Semper Fi!

Doran W Ingrham
Inactive US Marine
Reviewed by Troy Phillips 2/5/2011
Authors Ken Farmer and Buck Steinke have masterfully crafted a very compelling read - hard to put down with great detail and characters; looking forward to more - awesome job.
Reviewed by Ken Farmer 1/31/2011

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