She doesn't, as far as I can see. She was just in the wrong place at the wrong time:
By the time she called again the news was out: acute Golem outbreak lancing like a white-hot needle through the heart of Boston. Containment measures holding. Heaven secure. Modest casualties expected. Names of victims withheld pending notification of kin.
Yes, the attack ...
Is it possibly this. A lot of the points line up.
The Long Orbit by Mick Farren
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Marlowe lived a life of fantasy while out in the real world a robot
proxy contributed to the economy on his behalf. Marlowe's image--down
to the trench coat and the dingy "office" where he lived with his cat,
Greenstreet. But he had ...
The War in 2020 by Ralph Peters, published in 1991.
The battle you remember at the start takes place in South Africa.
On the periphery of his field of vision, an intense flash replaced one of his helicopters in the sky. Lieutenant Rossi. In the wake of the flash, the distorted flying machine plummeted to earth as Taylor watched. The autorotation failed to ...