241 pages
ISBN 0-7725-1560-3





Reviewed by L.J. Rouse

L.J. Rouse was a freelance writer in Toronto.


It is the year 2000.

An American commercial airliner is hundreds of miles off course over Russian territory. The scenario is a horrible replay of the tragedy of Korean Flight 007 in 1983, when a strayed jetliner full of passengers was blown out of the sky by Russian fighters. This time, however, there is a wild card in the game. Unbeknownst to the Russian high command, although reported at lower levels and therefore on record, the first female vice-president of the United States is aboard ill-fated Flight 315. This is a challenge the President cannot ignore. The fate of the entire world hangs in the balance as the giants play nuclear war games.

Although over laden with acronyms and scientific jargon, Starmageddon is a moderately exciting cliffhanger.


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