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  • Title: Unmanned
  • Author: Dan Fesperman
  • ISBN: 9780385351256
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Hardcover

Free Read Unmanned - by Dan Fesperman, Unmanned, Dan Fesperman, Unmanned From the widely acclaimed author of The Prisoner of Guant namo and The Double Game an electrifying timely psychologically gripping descent into the hidden expanding world of drone warfare Not very long ago Darwin Cole was an F fighter pilot He was a family man He was on top of the world Now He s a washout drunk with a dishonorable discharge from the UFrom the widely acclaimed auth

Unmanned

Free Read Unmanned - by Dan Fesperman Free Read Unmanned - by Dan Fesperman - Unmanned, Unmanned From the widely acclaimed author of The Prisoner of Guant namo and The Double Game an electrifying timely psychologically gripping descent into the hidden expanding world of drone warfare Not very Unmanned

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  1. Dan Fesperman s Unmanned is a timely novel about aerial drones and their sanitary means of execution Fesperman implies that these supposedly surgical weapons cause a great deal collateral damage such as the opening scene when a missile is launched at a suspected terrorist gathering that later proves to be a wedding party than Americans realize, and there is no question that burnout is common among those who operate them.Readers who view drones as a valuable military asset may be angered by Fesp [...]


  2. It s a techno thriller that makes looking over one s shoulder or up in the sky or maybe up the chimney for invisible drones seem like a prudent thing to do Darwin Cole, ex fighter pilot, ex drone pilot is haunted by the sight of a young girl he thinks was killed in one of his drone strikes He falls apart, drinks too much, separates from his family, and is living alone in a trailer in the Nevada desert when he is tracked down by three journalists trying to find out the real story behind the drone [...]


  3. Unmanned tells the story of what might happen to a person whose mistake caused others to loose their lives.The psychological novel tells of Darwin Cole, a F1 pilot who is reassigned to be a pilot in the Predator Drone Program He s given a target by a man who states it s a HVT high value target After Cole sends the missile on its way, he views a young Afghan girl running from the building that was the target The next scene shows the death and destruction of the surrounding area.Cole has a daughte [...]


  4. This is Fesperman s worst book to date The concept i.e potential abuse of drones for domestic surveillance was intriguing Unfortunately, the characters were cardboard and or not interesting, and the plot was contrived and clich d This was a disappointing book from an otherwise great author.


  5. Intense read Interesting info on drone pilots and flights Had finished the Double Game a few days earlier which I found compellingHis plots are strong with many characters, physical locations, and action


  6. I found it relatively difficult to get through The writing was decent enough but the story wasn t compelling for me.



  7. Timely Touches on the incestuous relationship between the military and security and weapons companies, all of whose flourishing existence depends upon continuous warfare Characterization a bit light and the ending gets rushed along, but a worthwhile read As I read, though, I couldn t help thinking that the last fifteen years has been one long technological laboratory, with Afghans and Iraqis and now Syrians as cheap guinea pigs for arms manufacturers and merchants.


  8. Quite a fun read, an interesting look at the burgeoning field of drone flights and the implications for domestic surveillance Can anybody say Big Brother is watching you Darwin Cole once piloted F 16 fighter planes Then he was moved to piloting drones from outside of Las Vegas An incident, a royal screw up in the Middle East, has him spot three children when it was too late to stop it.Cole went to pieces, got a dishonorable discharge, lost his family, and ha him living alone, with no power, in a [...]


  9. I was rather disappointed, mainly because I expected examination of the ethics of remote controlled drone killings and the mistaken targeting of innocent civilians This matter was left to a fairly subtle undercurrent to the thriller plot.For me, who hasn t paid much attention to thrillers since reading some Robert Ludlum and Trevanian years ago, the plot of Unmanned was filled with scarcely believable coincidences and only partly explained motives.Frankly though, I kept telling myself to stop w [...]


  10. A UAV pilot takes a mission he is involved in very personal and burns out causing his demise and dishonorable discharge from the USAF Something about the mission does not sit right with him and bothers him even in his personal exile When contacted by some independent reporters looking into the very same mission he decides to look for the truth Sometimes the truth can have some pretty sharp teeth and just might bite back A very nicely done story with a lot of different intelligence agencies playi [...]


  11. This is a very interesting and diverse author The first book I read by him was Lie in the Dark, and the action was in Sarajevo during the war in Yugoslavia From that point on, I read every book he s written This one is a humdinger and is written around the use of drones I can only say, if you read this book, you will find yourself looking up and scanning the sky than you ever did before Terrific read as usual Bravo, Dan Fesperman.


  12. Loved the concept, but Too many implausibles in the storyline With a couple of spoilers When a murder occurs on a property next door to a military or defense contractor organization, wouldn t the police interview the people who are in the home on the property where the body was found And wouldn t the person who has spent the entire novel doing his best to avoid being found NOT walk straight up to the police Interesting story, but some serious flaws.


  13. This book reminds me that it can be interesting to consider the emotional ramification of piloting a drone that can kill and maim on the other side of the world It also raised for me consideration of future drone usage at home and abroad.The plot and characters however were not memorable, and I simply finished this rather than enjoyed it.


  14. I found this a pretty heavy read It tells the story of what happens when a drone piloted by a man who has everything hits in Afghanistan I am not a reader of war time books so was a bit hard to get thru this one.


  15. Felt like the main character was nicely drawn and the writing about flying well done, but the plot broke down near the end I suspect part of it was the point he was trying to make, but it just kinda fizzled.


  16. It was okay, the lead up to the climax and end was a little of a let down, with far less happening than I expected The characters didn t seem to be too fleshed out either, it was a quick read, so, yea.


  17. Unmanned was dense with information about drones and the military support industry It was loose at times and could have been edited a bit The ending was unexpected for me and left me with a satisfying huh thought.


  18. To coin a phrase, this thriller is ripped from the headlines Fesperman s most gripping yarn yet, as three journalists and a washed up Air Force pilot investigate unauthorized use of drones, here and abroad.


  19. 3.5 starsGot wrapped up too quickly at the end but otherwise enjoyed this take on drone warfare Especialloy appreciated author s take on implications for domestic surveillance use abuse.Thoroughly researched and convincing as usual from Fesperman.



  20. Unmanned tells the story of what might happen to a person whose mistake caused others to loose their lives Such a nice novel


  21. I received this book from.I ve never read a book about drone warfare before and am pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it.



  22. Not much of a novel Thought provoking on consequences that will follow growth in drone technology Realistically terrifying on the U.S military industrial complex.





  23. Had great expectations as like this author but found it pretty much boring and predictable Ended up rushing thru it.


  24. Quite a fun read, an interesting look at the burgeoning field of drone flights and the implications for domestic surveillance Can anybody say Big Brother is watching you Loved that book


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