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New York, NY : William Morrow, [2019]
437 pages ; 24 cm
9780062843012 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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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
Brad McLanahan (Male), Member of the Iron Wolf Squadron; he and his squadron fight the Russians in outer space
Patrick McLanahan (Male), U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, Retired, Father, Ready to fight the Russians in outer space
Nadia Roz (Female), Recovered from her injuries; has state-of-the-art prosthetic legs; ready to fight the Russians in outer space
Special forces
Military readiness
Russian presidents
U.S. presidents
Military strategy
Space warfare
Military readiness
Weapons technology
- United States
Russia - Europe / Eastern Europe / Asia
Time Period
2000s -- 21st century
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Trade Reviews

  Publishers Weekly Review

Outer space becomes the battleground in bestseller Brown's thrilling follow-up to 2018's The Moscow Offensive. In the near future, the Russians, led by their unstable president, Gennadiy Gryzlov, have developed advanced aerospace weapons as part of their Mars Project that, when deployed on a new high-tech space station, will dominate not only space but the world. Having fallen behind the Russians, the Americans are desperately trying to build their own resources by resurrecting weapons that began life under Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative program. Only the skill and valor of pilots like Maj. Nadia Rozek and Capt. Brad McLanahan of the Iron Wolf Squadron can possibly offset the Russians' technological edge. As usual in this long-running series, the combat scenes stand out, though readers should be prepared for characters straight from central casting. Brown reinforces his position at the top of the military action genre. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

  Booklist Review

Brown's latest, featuring the Iron Wolf Squadron, continues the story of Patrick McLanahan, son Brad, and Russian Nadia Roz. A few years into the future, the U.S. and Russia are fighting a new Cold War, soon to warm up exponentially. Growing more aggressive with each defeat at the hands of our heroes, the Russians choose to up the ante still further, striking where their enemies least expect it, thanks to the construction of a high-tech space station armed with horrifying weaponry. Their bold plan is to destroy U.S. satellites and key strategic targets on Earth from above. In order to stop them, Brad and Nadia must go through astronaut training and then confront the threat miles above Earth. Brown's look at the future of the military and potential conflicts with new technology and warfare continues to be engaging, even as he employs this admittedly audacious premise. Fans who have grown fond of Patrick and his team will love this latest installment, but newcomers might feel a bit lost since a lot of the cast's backstory is assumed to be familiar.--Jeff Ayers Copyright 2019 Booklist

  Kirkus Review

A despotic Russian leader builds a technologically advanced space station with the power to decimate American satellites.Brown (The Moscow Offensive, 2018, etc.), a former U.S. Air Force captain, has written the next chapter in the ongoing saga of fabled American pilots Patrick McLanahan and his son, Brad, who are ever adapting to new advancements in techno-warfare and looming threats to the security of the entire world. It's spring 2021, shortly after the U.S. public voted the incompetent president Stacy Anne Barbeau out of office. The new president, John Dalton Farrell, has "every intention of reversing her earthbound policies of drift, indecision, and isolationism." Evidently, America, and the rest of the free world, will need a strong leader because Russiaunder the rule of coldblooded autocrat Gennadiy Gryzlovhas just created a dangerous new weapon. Modeled after a scrapped American defense initiative from the Reagan years, this "coaxial plasma rail gun," nicknamed Thunderbolt, could potentially make Russia the world's unchallenged superpower. With the American space defense slowly revitalizing, this unchecked aggression from Russia must be stopped by Brad, his romantic interest (and former Polish special forces soldier) Maj. Nadia Rozek, and the Iron Wolf Squadron, an elite group of operators entrusted with the job of protecting Eastern European allies. This action-packed techno-thriller is filled with enough complex aerospace and aeronautical jargon to sizzle the senses of those who spend time up in the clouds while leaving some of those down on the tarmac dizzy with details.A well-researched and fast-paced story that provides all the requisite sparks to keep the pages turning. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
<p>In this exciting, visionary, and all-too-plausible next chapter in the legendary Dale Brown's New York Times bestselling techno-warfare series, Brad McLanahan and the Iron Wolf Squadron must fight the Russians on a dangerous, untested battlefield: outer space.<br> <br> <br> <br> The previous administration's ineffective response to the growing Russian threat has left America vulnerable. Setting a bold course for America's defense, the decisive and strong new president, John Dalton Farrell, intends to challenge Russian aggression head on. Brad and Patrick McLanahan and the formidable Iron Wolf Squadron--including the recently injured Nadia Roz, rested and back to fighting form thanks to a pair of state-of-the-art prosthetic legs--are ready and eager to join the battle.</p> <p>But even with their combined forces, the Russian menace may prove too great for the Americans to overcome. Done with provocative skirmishes and playing for small stakes, the Russian president has set his sights on the ultimate prize: controlling the entire world. Expanding beyond earth's bounds, the Russians have built a new high-tech space station and armed it with weaponry capable of destroying US satellites as well as powerful missiles pointed at strategic targets across earth.</p> <p>Devising a cunning plan of attack, Brad, Nadia, and the Iron Wolf warriors will take to the skies in their advanced space planes to destroy the space station, check the Russians' plan for dominance, and save the world. But is it already too late?</p>
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