The Inside Story of How a CIA Agent and an Air Force Officer Joined Forces to Develop America's Most Powerful Tool in the War on Terror.Predator Rising is the character-driven story behind the origins of the Predator drone program and the dawn of unmanned warfare. A firsthand account told by an Air Force team leader and a CIA team leader, Predator Rising takes the reader into the back offices and secret government hangars where the robotic revolution went from a mad scientist idea to a pivotal part of global air power. The story will reveal the often conflicting perspectives between the defense and intelligence communities and put you inside places like the CIA's counterterrorism center on the morning of 9/11. Through the eyes of the men and women who lived it, you will experience the hunt for Osama Bin Laden and the evolution of a program from passive surveillance to the complex hunter-killers that hang above the battlespace like ghosts. Poised at the junction between The Right Stuff andThe Bourne Identity, Predator Rising will document the way a group of cowboys, rogues, and bandits broke rules and defied convention to change the shape of modern warfare.