America's most advanced fighter plane, DreamStar, has been hijacked. To retrieve it, Lt. Col. Patrick McLanahan takes on his most perilous assignment since The Flight of the Old Dog .
The odds are against him. His aircraft, the Cheetah, hasn't the speed, the power, or the technology of the DreamStar--his skills behind the stick are the only advantage he's got. And so begins the greatest high-flying chase of all time.