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Tiger's claw / Dale Brown.

By: Brown, Dale, 1956- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Corsair, 2013Description: xxv, 400 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781472107312 (paperback); 1472107314 (paperback).Subject(s): McLanahan, Patrick (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Air pilots, Military -- Fiction | Air warfare -- Fiction | United States -- Foreign relations -- China -- Fiction | China -- Foreign relations -- United States -- FictionGenre/Form: War stories. | Thrillers (Fiction)DDC classification: 813.6
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Originally published: New York: William Morrow, 2012. -The fight for the Pacific begins when China increases its naval presence in the Pacific and develops advanced weapons technology that targets American ships with lethal accuracy, that imperils American military superiority. Can the United States, in the wake of an economic recession and decreased military spending, compete with its cash-rich Chinese enemy? This question can be answered only when U.S.-China tensions blow up in an epic battle for supreme dominion of the Pacific. -Also issued online.
Summary: After he and his team refurbish America's aging weapon systems, Patrick McLanahan heads to Guam to oversee strategy which causes the Chinese to take the offensive, launching a preemptive strike on a small American fleet that ignites a battle for the Pacific.
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The latest techno- thriller from the New York Times bestselling author Dale Brown: 'Dale Brown is the best military adventure writer in the country.' Clive Cussler

Originally published: New York: William Morrow, 2012. -The fight for the Pacific begins when China increases its naval presence in the Pacific and develops advanced weapons technology that targets American ships with lethal accuracy, that imperils American military superiority. Can the United States, in the wake of an economic recession and decreased military spending, compete with its cash-rich Chinese enemy? This question can be answered only when U.S.-China tensions blow up in an epic battle for supreme dominion of the Pacific. -Also issued online.

After he and his team refurbish America's aging weapon systems, Patrick McLanahan heads to Guam to oversee strategy which causes the Chinese to take the offensive, launching a preemptive strike on a small American fleet that ignites a battle for the Pacific.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Following 2011's A Time for Patriots, China is the bad guy in the 18th entry of Brown's long-running Patrick McLanahan series, set in 2014 & 2015. A 21st century Cold War looms after the Chinese test a new ballistic missile, and tensions ratchet up further when a US reconnaissance plane disappears somewhere over the South China Sea. The crisis tests the mettle of President Kenneth Phoenix, who fears that he's presiding over a "failed republic". Saving the day falls to Bradley McLanahan, son of "the hero of the American Holocaust, space hero, the greatest strategic bombing expert since General Curtis LeMay." Even though his father is retired from service, he naturally lends a hand as the clock ticks down to the prospect of all-out war and the threat of nuclear weapons hovers over the continental US. The assured writing and deft plotting keep things moving forward, and Brown again proves that he's a more-than-adequate substitute for Tom Clancy. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

In Brown's latest, Patrick McLanahan is back to save the world one more time. A reconnaissance plane is hit with a new type of weapon that fries the internal electronics of its target. The plane crashes into the South China Sea in an area considered international waters. Unfortunately, a coup within the Chinese government has put a new leader in power who contends those waters belong to China and is willing to do anything to make his point. McLanahan, a retired air-force general now heading a tech company that has been working on modifying older planes that don't rely on computers, is called into action. The story grips the reader from the opening page right up to the shocking conclusion. Brown knows how to deliver action with a military slant without making it too tech-heavy for readers not familiar with the jargon (though there is a helpful glossary). Along with the compelling action, Tiger's Claw profits from the scenes dealing with Patrick and his son, Bradley, giving this installment in the series a stronger human angle than many of its predecessors.--Ayers, Jeff Copyright 2010 Booklist