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'''''Independence Day: War in the Desert''''' is a 1999 novel written by Stephen Molstad. It is a midquel/sequel tie-in the the 1996 film ''[[Independence Day]]''.
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| date = 1999
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| isbn = 0061058297
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'''''Independence Day: War in the Desert''''' is a 1999 novel written by Stephen Molstad. It is a midquel/sequel tie-in to ''[[Independence Day]]''. The book was republished in ''The Complete Independence Day Omnibus'' in March 2016.
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==Synopsis==
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It is the Fourth of July. Reeling from the enemy onslaught, a few surviving military pilots gather in the Saudi Arabian desert. Two of the best fliers, flight instructors Reg and Faisal, self-appointed leaders of the Saudi Forces, can barely contain their animosity when a message from the Americans forces them to unite.
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A weak point has been found in the alien "City Destroyers." The air war against them was costly--but it worked!...Or did it? Too late, Reg and Faisal discover their "victory" was an illusion--part of a secret ambush that will open the planet to unimaginable horror, unless these overmatched warriors from several Middle Eastern nations can overcome long-standing hatreds and unite against the aliens in the fiercest hand-to-hand combat of the war.
   
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
The novel is set in the Middle East on July 2-6. On the first day, [[Reg Thompson]], a R.A.F. pilot, witnesses the destruction of Jerusalem by a [[City Destroyer]].
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The novel is set in the Middle East on July 2-6. On the first day, [[Reginald Cummins|Reg Cummins]], a R.A.F. pilot, witnesses the destruction of Jerusalem by a [[City Destroyer]].
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[[Category:Independence Day Literature]]
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==Appearances==
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{{App
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|characters=
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*[[Reginald Cummins]]
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*[[Thompson]]
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*[[Ghalil Faisal]]
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*[[Fadeela Yamani]]
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*[[Karmal Yamani]]
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*[[Khalid Yamani]]
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*[[Miriyam Marx]]
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*[[Ibrahim al-Saud]]
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|events=
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*[[War of 1996]]
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|locations=
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*[[Israel]]
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**[[Jerusalem]]
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*[[Saudi Arabia]]
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**[[Mecca]]
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|organizations=
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*British Royal Air Force
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*Royal Saudi Air Force
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|vehicles=
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*[[Attacker]]
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*[[City Destroyer]]
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*Panavia Tornado
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==Gallery==
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606c619009a0f13c37ea4110.L.jpg|Alternate cover.
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Latest revision as of 01:08, September 20, 2018

Independence Day: War in the Desert
Id41
Author(s) Stephen Molstad
Publisher HarperCollins
Release date 1999
Pages 336
ISBN 0061058297

Independence Day: War in the Desert is a 1999 novel written by Stephen Molstad. It is a midquel/sequel tie-in to Independence Day. The book was republished in The Complete Independence Day Omnibus in March 2016.

SynopsisEdit

It is the Fourth of July. Reeling from the enemy onslaught, a few surviving military pilots gather in the Saudi Arabian desert. Two of the best fliers, flight instructors Reg and Faisal, self-appointed leaders of the Saudi Forces, can barely contain their animosity when a message from the Americans forces them to unite.

A weak point has been found in the alien "City Destroyers." The air war against them was costly--but it worked!...Or did it? Too late, Reg and Faisal discover their "victory" was an illusion--part of a secret ambush that will open the planet to unimaginable horror, unless these overmatched warriors from several Middle Eastern nations can overcome long-standing hatreds and unite against the aliens in the fiercest hand-to-hand combat of the war.

PlotEdit

The novel is set in the Middle East on July 2-6. On the first day, Reg Cummins, a R.A.F. pilot, witnesses the destruction of Jerusalem by a City Destroyer.

AppearancesEdit

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  • Royal Saudi Air Force

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