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Executive intent / Dale Brown.

By: Brown, Dale, 1956-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Brown, Dale, Patrick McLanahan: 16.; Patrick McLanahan: 16.; Patrick McLanahan: 16.Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2010Description: 371 pages.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780061560859; 0061560855.Subject(s): Space race -- Fiction | McLanahan, Patrick (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | United States -- Defences -- FictionGenre/Form: Action and adventure fiction. | Thrillers (Fiction) | War stories. | Science fiction.DDC classification: BRO
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When the United States develops a new, state-of-the-art missile defense weapon, it threatens global stability and pits the world's superpowers in a contest for dominance in the space around Earth's orbit.
Summary: When the United States develops a new, state-of-the-art missile defense weapon, it threatens global stability and pits the world's superpowers in a contest for dominance in the space around Earth's orbit.
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"For fictional thrill rides on the printed page, get on board with the novels of Dale Brown."
--New York Newsday

The incomparable Dale Brown ("The best military writer in the country" --Clive Cussler) roars back at full throttle with Executive Intent. The perennial New York Times bestselling master delivers another action-packed tale of international intrigue and technological weaponry that pits the world's superpowers in a terrifying contest for dominance of outer space and the Earth's oceans. Vince Flynn and Brad Thor fans will flock to the man who se electrifying visions of near-future warfare remain the gold standard of the techno-thriller genre. Executive Intent is Dale Brown at his best.

When the United States develops a new, state-of-the-art missile defense weapon, it threatens global stability and pits the world's superpowers in a contest for dominance in the space around Earth's orbit.

When the United States develops a new, state-of-the-art missile defense weapon, it threatens global stability and pits the world's superpowers in a contest for dominance in the space around Earth's orbit.

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Library Journal Review

Brown's latest novel continues a series that began eons ago with Flight of the Old Dog and includes all the familiar but tired characters and the advanced but largely fictitious super military hardware developed in those novels. The Chinese and Russians are fearful that the latest weapon installed on America's space station will threaten their security and stifle their ambitions. Thus, they focus their own weapons on destroying the station and threatening the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Dire dilemmas emerge, especially as it is presidential election time. Will there be war, or will there be at least a somewhat peaceful resolution to the crises? Verdict While the premise is intriguing, the execution is second rate at best. Brown's technothrillers have become stale, the characters lack depth, and the plots utterly implausible. While Brown's fans will slip into a familiar comfort zone here, series newcomers will find that the large ensemble cast, along with the over-the-top technology, is simply overwhelming. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 1/10; unabridged audio CD ISBN 978-0-06-162962-4; HarperLuxe ISBN 978-0-06-197925-5.]-Robert Conroy, Warren, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

China and Russia pursue newly aggressive policies in hot spots like Somalia and Yemen that threaten the U.S. in this exciting near-future political thriller from bestseller Brown (Rogue Forces). Kenneth Phoenix, the U.S. vice president, finds himself at odds with Joseph Gardner, the cautious U.S. president, who's inclined to cancel a space weapon system, which includes a precision-guided artificial meteorite, in favor of negotiating treaties to abolish space-based weapons. Characters from past Brown books, like Lt. Gen. Patrick McLanahan (ret.) and Lt. Col. Jason Richter, play key roles as the U.S. faces growing crises at sea and in space. Congress scarcely exists. Techno-thriller fans will enjoy the detailed descriptions of cutting-edge technologies as they morph into action sequences ("The sabots hit the Earth traveling almost two miles a second, each with the force of a two-thousand-pound high-explosive bomb, creating a crater large enough to fit a jumbo jet within it"). (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Booklist Review

Brown's latest finds the U.S. with a supreme advantage on the international stage, having successfully developed a space-based weapons system similar to what Ronald Reagan envisioned with his Star Wars initiative. But when Pakistan launches a nuclear missile, it all goes bad. The new weapons system successfully terminates the threat, but the number of casualties prompts the media to paint the U.S. as the bad guy. China takes advantage and creates a series of antisatellite missiles and then moves to occupy a neighboring country. U.S. President Joseph Gardner, preparing to seek reelection and fight off a power-hungry vice president, has his hands more than full. He will have to turn to a surprising ally to keep the situation from escalating into world war. Tom Clancy fans and tech-heavy thriller junkies will find this novel to be pure joy. The political components add an extra level of interest, making this one of Brown's better efforts.--Ayers, Jeff Copyright 2010 Booklist