Maverick USAF pilot Patrick McLanahan is caught up in explosive events in the Middle East in this new high-action adventure from the bestselling ... Show synopsis Maverick USAF pilot Patrick McLanahan is caught up in explosive events in the Middle East in this new high-action adventure from the bestselling author of FLIGHT OF THE OLD DOG and WARRIOR CLASS. With the authenticity expected of a former pilot and the storytelling skills that have brought him 13 New York Times bestsellers, Dale Brown has a reputation as the master of the modern military thriller. Now, his 14th novel finds a disgraced Patrick McLanahan facing his greatest challenge. When the new Libyan president has the new Egyptian president assassinated, his widow vows revenge. She takes over the Egyptian government and in the process ensnares McLanahan, who helps her with his military knowledge and high-tech weapons. Then she has the Libyan president assassinated and rapidly adopts the role of leader in the Arab Middle East. But events spiral out of control when she invades the Gaza Strip and both Syria and Israel threaten war with Egypt. Will McLanahan continue to protect this increasingly power-mad tyrant, or will he come to his senses and risk his life by turning against her?