Dale Brown Strike Force

ISBN 13: 9780007243075

Strike Force

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When a disgraced former Iranian military chief of staff engineers an insurgency that threatens to destroy the theocratic regime in Iran, a new era appears to be dawning in the Middle East. But one must be wary of old enemies . . . On the run from the Pasdaran, the theocrat’s terror army, and unable to count on support from his friends in the regular army, Iranian rebel leader General Hesarak al-Kan Buzhazi desperately turns to his old nemesis, U.S. Air Force Lieutenant-General Patrick McLanahan, for help. Unwilling to commit American forces in an Iranian civil war, and with time running out, the U.S. president authorizes McLanahan to utilize a new, top-secret fleet of globe-crossing spaceplanes, the XR-A9 Black Stallions, led by test pilot and astronaut Captain Hunter Noble. Within hours, McLanahan’s Air Battle Force turns the tide, possibly changing the course of history in the Middle East for generations. The advent of almost instantaneous global reach, along with the reactivation of America’s first military space station, Silver Tower, has rekindled fears of a space arms race, and the growing insurgency in Iran is threatening to erupt into a worldwide jihad. But McLanahan finds himself embroiled in even more bitter battles at the White House, between those who support his space-based military initiative and those who are working secretly to undermine it. When McLanahan is forced to concentrate on his political and personal battles back at home, it’s left to Hunter Noble and his team of young American space engineers to keep the fires of freedom in the Middle East from exploding completely out of control.

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Dale Brown is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, starting with Flight of the Old Dog in 1987. A former U.S. Air Force captain he can often be found flying his own plane over the skies of Nevada.

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In Brown's latest thriller, series character Lieutenant-General Patrick McLanahan is pitted against an Iranian terrorist organization, the Pasadran, and allied with his former nemesis, General Hesarak al-Kan Buzhazi. This sprawling story gives Christopher Lane a real workout with numerous characters of both genders and various accents. It's easy to differentiate the characters within chapters and scenes, and Lane is especially effective when narrating ethnic characters, giving each a distinctive voice without sounding like a caricature. Unfortunately, even with Lane's solid performance, the book will likely appeal mostly to Dale Brown fans. Lane works hard at bringing excitement to the story but is hampered by the overlong text. E.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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