The new novel of breathtaking action and adventure in the skies from the bestselling author of Storming Heaven and Flight of the Old Dog. The spectacular flying scenes, technological detail and astonishing authenticity of international bestsellers such as Flight of the Old Dog, Chains of Command and Storming Heaven have won ex-pilot Dale Brown a ...
The new novel of breathtaking action and adventure in the skies from the bestselling author of Storming Heaven and Flight of the Old Dog. The spectacular flying scenes, technological detail and astonishing authenticity of international bestsellers such as Flight of the Old Dog, Chains of Command and Storming Heaven have won ex-pilot Dale Brown a place at the leading edge of modern military thriller writing. Now, in his first novel for two years, he brings back one of his most popular characters, Patrick McLanahan, at the controls of his state-of-the-art B-2 stealth bomber -- in a heart-stopping tale of contemporary conflict. With Iran throwing its weight around the Persian Gulf, his latest mission, as part of a top secret CIA flying unit, is to find Iran's key military, industrial and command centres, and destroy them: quickly, secretly, untraceably -- the ultimate stealth attack.
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Publishers Weekly, 1996-05-13 One of the special pleasures of constructing a techno-thriller seems to be the opportunity to predict one's own version of world affairs. In an unusually thoughtful entry set in early 1997, shortly after the events of his novel Day of the Cheetah (1989), Brown (Storming Heaven) takes time to explore such issues as the thin line separating special operations from terrorism and the role of the warrior in a supposedly peaceful world. The Iranians are at it again, attacking a U.S. spy ship. When American personnel are taken captive, President Kevin Martindale (a Brown regular) realizes he must act. As is usually the case with this genre (and perhaps real-life politics), the president and his military advisors decide to rely upon high-tech aircraft and weaponry to destroy the enemy's war-making capabilities, some of which, in this case, have come by way of China. A B-52 stealth bomber flown by returning Brown hero Patrick McClanahan is the center of the action that whirls from prison cells through a coup d'?tat, climaxing in air encounters of the radar kind. Brown is a master of this school of fiction, bringing life to his characters with a few deft strokes. More than just a military thriller, this novel offers disturbing descriptions of possible political developments that are worthy of discussion. (June) FYI: In an author's note, Brown says he will welcome e-mail with comments on the novel, at OldDog01@aol.com. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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