The hunt is on for a mystery weapon that has been shooting down American planes over Iraq - in this spectacular thriller, the third in a new series of high-tech, high-action adventures from the author of Flight of the Old Dog and Wings of Fire. Hidden in the Nevada desert is Dreamland - an advanced research centre dedicated to developing artillery and aircraft that push beyond the cutting edge. It is also home to Whiplash - a covert team of special forces trained to deploy the high-tech weapons in extreme situations. Whiplash's latest mission begins when a series of American planes are shot down over Iraq in mysterious circumstances. There is no way that conventional weapons could have hit the planes so easily. Can the Iraqis have developed a laser capable of causing such mayhem? Fearing a major international crisis, the President sends a call out to Dreamland. Within hours, some of the most sophisticated aircraft in the world are heading for the Gulf, with orders to track down the mystery weapon - and destroy it.