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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2011

    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 his works before spending another penny!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Huge fan - disappointed with this book though. Strong start - b

    Huge fan - disappointed with this book though. Strong start - but afterwards NOTHING happened.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Promising start, but illogical development

    Mr. Brown must have had a good outline to start with this book, and I found the setup and political background intriguing. However, the superfluous and distracting subplots such as the sleazy FBI agents and the Russian assassins did little to advance the book and could have easily been discarded in order to focus on the issue of domestic terrorism, which got rushed in the end. I agree with the first two customer reviews, btw.
    I have been reading Brown's last few books out of respect for the fact that he responded to an e-mail I once sent him, but I would strongly suggest that he does a better job of editing any future books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2012

    Not up to Standard

    This book left me flat. It is definitely not up to the standard that lovers of Dale Brown's books have come to expect. When I see a new Dale Brown book I envision action and death defying feats but there was none of that in this book.
    I've been a fan of Dale Brown since first reading Flight of the Old Dog and I will continue to be a fan but I am disappointed with this offering.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 26, 2011

    Definitely NOT the Dale Brown we are used to.

    Dale Brown is usually an exciting ride through action, adventure, technology, and strong wills. This book had very little of this. It seemed to spread out, to "wishy washy" and just not nearly as fun as his previous books. I would not have purchased this book knowing what I know now.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2014

    Sci fi or fantasy with too many twists poor ploting

    if fast food would be cold fries

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2012

    Excellent. Highly recommend.

    Have read most of the Patrick McLanahan series, and I've enjoyed them all so far.

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