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First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York, NY : William Morrow, [2018]
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426 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
"America's first line of defense--Brad McLanahan and the heroes of the Iron Wolf Squadron--must counter a dangerous Russian strike from within the homeland in this cutting-edge tale from the New York Times master of the high-tech military thriller, Dale Brown. On a remote island estate, a billionaire investor sells his air freight company to a mysterious new owner. The purchaser is none other than the President of Russia, Gennadiy Gryzlov. The Russians will use these private planes to secretly transport dangerous cargo into the United States. The inept American President Stacy Anne Barbeau has failed to account for the Russian threat. But others have been vigilant and will not leave America defenseless. Brad McLanahan and the Iron Wolf Squadron have joined forces with the newly formed Alliance of Free Nations in Eastern Europe, to prepare for the attack they know is imminent. Working with the most cutting-edge technology, the team will deploy CIDs--Cybernetic Infantry Devices--twelve-foot-tall humanoid combat robots, each armed with more firepower than a conventional platoon. But their state-of-the-art weapons may not be enough to combat the threat. The Russians have managed to reverse engineer their own combat robots nearly decimated in a previous attack, and have slowly begun smuggling them across America's borders. Dealing with an unprecedented danger and a feckless president and congress, McLanahan and the Iron Wolf Squadron will once again put their own lives on the line to check this new Russian peril and keep the home of the brave and the free world safe"-- Provided by publisher.
"In this newest installment in the New York Times bestselling series, the Iron Wolf Squadron faces off against the Russian threat, now brandishing a terrifying new weapon"-- Provided by publisher.
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LCCN:
2017053352
ISBN:
9780062442017 (hardcover)
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2
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0
Control Number:
194406
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F Bro
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0
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Author Notes
Dale Brown was born on November 2, 1956 in Buffalo, New York. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Western European history, where he wrote a column for the University's newspaper, The Daily Collegian. He went on to freelance for computer magazines, such as Run and Compute's Gazette for Commodore. <p> He received an Air Force Commission in 1978 and while there, he received the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Combat Crew Medal and a Marksmanship Ribbon. He also wrote for several military base newspapers while he was still enlisted. He left the Air Force as a Captain and remains a multi-engine and instrument rated private pilot. He is a director and volunteer pilot for AirLifeLine, a nonprofit national medical transport for needy people who cannot afford to travel for medical attention. <p> He is the author of several series including Dale Brown's Dreamland and, Patrick McLanahan. Dreamland. His title Tiger's Claw made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)
Fiction/Biography Profile
Characters
Brad McLanahan (Male), Member of the Iron Wolf Squadron; prepares to fight against a new Russian attack
Gennadiy Gryzlov (Male), President, Russian, President of Russia; prepares to attack with the most cutting-edge technology
Genre
Fiction
Thriller
War
Topics
Billionaires
Russian presidents
Private military companies
Airplanes
Secrets
U.S. presidents
Special forces
Military readiness
Threats
Setting
Russia - Europe / Eastern Europe / Asia
- United States
Time Period
2000s -- 21st century
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Trade Reviews

  Publishers Weekly Review

In bestseller Brown's rousing sequel to 2017's Price of Duty, Capt. Brad McLanahan, Col. Wayne "Whack" Macomber, and Maj. Nadia Rozek of the Iron Wolf Squadron, who pilot cybernetic infantry devices, 12-foot-tall combat robots with "more firepower than a conventionally equipped infantry platoon," face a new threat from Russia. President Gennadiy Gryzlov has succeeded in reverse-engineering his own cybernetic war machines from CIDs destroyed in the previous book. Gryzlov brings the fight to American soil with a spectacular attack on Louisiana's Barksdale Air Force base, where incompetent President Stacy Anne Barbeau has gathered a display of American firepower to kick off her re-election campaign. The stakes rise as the Iron Wolf Squadron strikes back and the Russian dictator orders a retaliatory political assassination. The action builds to an exciting climactic battle between the Russian CWMs and Iron Wolf CIDs at the ranch of Texas governor and presidential candidate John D. Farrell. Brown shows once again why he stands out in the crowded military thriller genre. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

  Booklist Review

Brown continues the Patrick and Brad McLanahan saga with this latest high-stakes, high-tech thriller that invokes the current political situation between Russia and the U.S. The naive U.S. president has underestimated the Russian threat, leaving the country vulnerable to a bold Russian scheme involving transporting combat robots to American shores. The plan is to use the robots to assassinate a presidential candidate and disrupt the upcoming election. Brown has long been a master at high-tech thrillers, and, while the characters he creates to handle the military gear sometimes feel as if they were pulled from a soap opera, there is no denying that he knows his stuff. It also helps that, even with a long-running series, he continues to find ways to keep the action lively and relevant. For the Tom Clancy crowd, Brown remains the go-to guy.--Ayers, Jeff Copyright 2018 Booklist

  Kirkus Review

An off-the-books mercenary unit is the world's best bet against unchecked Russian aggression.Brown (Price of Duty, 2017, etc.) returns with the ongoing saga of legendary American pilot Patrick McLanahan, who is now more machine than man and employed, along with his fighter pilot son, Brad, by former American president Kevin Martindale's private security force, Scion. It's set in the not-too-distant future of 2020, when the American president, Stacy Anne Barbeau, described as "astonishingly petty and willfully blind," fails to recognize a looming Russian threat. As a consequence, the responsibility of saving the free world rests on the shoulders of Martindale's private army, working in partnership with the recently established Alliance of Free Nations in Eastern Europe. In particular, Scion's Iron Wolf Squadron of human piloted robots, known as Cybernetic Infantry Devices, has the capability to hinder any possible moves by Russia to extend its influence in Eastern Europe. But what happens when the Russian president finances a private army of former Spetsnaz operators and uses them along with a Russian prototype version of the CID to strike deep inside the United States? This well-researched story is told in a manner that respects the reader's intelligence and raises questions about American foreign policy decisions regarding Russia and Europe.A fun read that really shines with the author's convincing knowledge of military aircraft. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
Summary
<p>"For the Tom Clancy crowd, Brown remains the go-to guy."<br> <br> -- Booklist<br> <br> <br> <br> On a remote island estate, a billionaire investor sells his air freight company to the devious president of Russia, Gennadiy Gryzlov. The Russians are plotting to use these massive private planes to secretly transport dangerous cargo into the United States.</p> <p>The inept American president, Stacy Anne Barbeau, has failed to account for the Russian threat. Top-notch aviator Brad McLanahan and the elite Iron Wolf Squadron have joined forces with the Alliance of Free Nations in Eastern Europe to prepare for the imminent horrifying attack. Working with cutting-edge technology, the team will expertly pilot CIDs (Cybernetic Infantry Devices)--twelve-foot-tall humanoid combat robots--each armed with more firepower than a conventional platoon.</p> <p>But their state-of-the-art weapons and honed battle skills may not be enough to stamp out this new menace. For the Russians have reverse engineered their own combat robots and they are smuggling them across America's borders, planning to attack from within. McLanahan and the Iron Wolf Squadron will once again put their lives on the line to fiercely protect the home of the brave and the free world.</p> <p>"Dale Brown is a superb storyteller."</p> <p>--W.E.B. Griffin</p> <p> </p>
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