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A Time for Patriots

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Fans will welcome the exciting return of not by the book McLanahan

The financial industry collapses taking down the stock markets with it. The American economy is in free-fall. Newly elected President Phoenix and the Congress radically slash the federal government spending and reduce tax rates to their lowest in decades as they heed ...
The financial industry collapses taking down the stock markets with it. The American economy is in free-fall. Newly elected President Phoenix and the Congress radically slash the federal government spending and reduce tax rates to their lowest in decades as they heed what happened to those in the last TARP intervention; safety networks are slashed with the massive reductions. Three types of groups emerge: local vigilante protecting small pockets of people loosely aligned with The Civil Air patrol; murderous terrorist cells; and stragglers with no camp available.

The Knights of the True Republic ambush an FBI unit protecting radioactive substances. They kill the agents and steal the dangerous material planning to launch a dirty bomb on the federal building in Reno. The Civil Air Patrol's Nevada Wing led by retired Air Force Lieutenant-General Patrick McLanahan hunt the Knights hoping to prevent the destruction of Reno.

Fans will welcome the exciting return of not by the book McLanahan (see Executive Intent) though he plays the same shallow character he has been in the numerous tales when he was active duty and retired. This time he is accompanied by his equally underdeveloped teenage son who joins him in doing it the McLanahan way or no way as this pair is caffeine coffee drinking Cessna pilots. Extremely fast-paced with a powerful premise of what the impact of sudden massive cuts in spending and revenues mean, readers will enjoy father and son as they team up to try to save Nevada from the terrorist Knights.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on April 30, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

A waste of money

I'm almost halfway finished with this book, and am very tempted just to trash it. What a disappointment after all this wait. Can Dale Brown do no better than wasting multiple pages explaining different types of aircraft stalls? I'll be sure to preview any further of h...
I'm almost halfway finished with this book, and am very tempted just to trash it. What a disappointment after all this wait. Can Dale Brown do no better than wasting multiple pages explaining different types of aircraft stalls? I'll be sure to preview any further of his works before spending another penny!

posted by 5280915 on May 11, 2011

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  • Posted May 12, 2011

    Don't buy, not recommended

    The story line itself is good, and it could have been a very rich story, however it looks like Mr. Brown, who I always look forward to reading, took a nap after chapter three, and let a child write it. The story bounces around to much, the story gets amateurish and it falls apart.

    Don't waste your money on this one, unless he pulls it from publication and re-writes it to his usual standard. I have also told hom directly he should do so.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2011

    Disappointing!

    As an avid fan of Dale Brown, I shunned other reviews hoping this would be the exciting thrill-ride I come to expect. Good potential in the first few chapters, then a complete meltdown in style and reader interest. Ride's over, send it back to the shop for an overhaul. Major disappointment.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    Down hill all the way

    I did not buy the book but did borrow it from my brother, he told me he could not finish it. After reading it myself I too was disappointed! I hope his net one is better.

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    Dale Brown does it again

    A great continuation of the story of Patrick McLanahan, his son and the constant threat to the U.S.

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