This book and its prequel, Operation Thunder Child, are the only two science fiction
novels ever to have gone through the security vetting procedure at the Ministry of
Defence, on the basis that Nick Pope was involved not just in official government
research and investigation into the UFO phenomenon, but in highly classified work
on the Gulf War and other operations. Operation Lightning Strike is a fast-paced
action thriller written in the style of Tom Clancy, but dealing with themes more
commonly found in The X-Files. If you want to know what would really happen if we
faced an alien invasion, this book tells the story.
"A disturbing and highly entertaining piece of fiction."
"The adventure and intrigue rattle on at a fine pace."