Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Stony Man 091 - China Crisis

China Crisis
Stony Man 091
by Don Pendleton (Mike Linaker)
Gold Eagle 2007
Stony Man 91 China Crisis

China mistakenly tests a missle that uses stolen American technology and crashes near the Afghanistan border. It's a China Crisis!

Phoenix Force sneaks across the border, while Able Team tracks down the American end of the arms dealers in South Texas.

This suffers from what ails a lot of more recent men's adventure fiction.  As compared to the 70s and 80s, there's less action across more pages.  The same amount of plot and characterization as in past decades, but the action consists of "go to place where bad guys are, guns are shot, good guy wins".  Even in the anti-climax there are more pages devoted to what the bad guy has packed in his hummer than the actual shootout.  While there's a little bit of hacking and satellite surveillance, there isn't too much techno-thriller tedium.

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