Executive Intent (Patrick McLanahan Series #16)
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Executive Intent (Patrick McLanahan Series #16)

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by Dale Brown
     
 

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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

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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 whose electrifying visions of near-future warfare remain the gold standard of the techno-thriller genre. Executive Intent is Dale Brown at his best.

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Publishers Weekly
The Chinese and Russian heads of state collaborate, using deception and sabotage to jeopardize the successful U.S. military facilities on the sea and in space. Recurring characters from Brown's previous books play major roles in both thrilling military operations and tense political confrontations. William Dufris is an accomplished and versatile reader; having read previous Brown books on audio, he delivers an experienced and animated performance that adds heft and color to characters that are already easy to visualize, and his talent enhances the story with increasing tension that makes the most of this exciting action techno-thriller. A Morrow hardcover (Reviews, Mar. 29). (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061560903
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/22/2011
Series:
Patrick McLanahan Series, #16
Pages:
439
Sales rank:
741,234
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dale Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, from Flight of the Old Dog (1987) to, most recently, Starfire (2014). A former U.S. Air Force captain, he can often be found flying his own plane in the skies of the United States.

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Executive Intent (Patrick McLanahan Series #16) 3.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 82 reviews.
Wingman More than 1 year ago
This is the 16th book in the series and I believe the 20th book with Patrick in it. I am glad to see that Dale has found a way to get back to what made this series so popular Patrick McLanahan. In the two books he removed Patrick and replaced him with Jason Richter were good books but not of the quality that readers of this series have come to expect. While Patricks role in this book is small Dale has found a way to bring him back (I hope) as the main character again. While I understand that Patrick is in his 50's now he is what has made this series great. I found this to be a good read, but lacking in the overall plot and action of earlier books. If this is your first Dale Brown book I suggest you read Flight of the Old Dog, before making a serious judgement of this book. What I especially like about Dale Brown is the fact that these books are never rushed, the normal time between books has been one year but all and all well worth the wait.
theoriginalpurpledragon More than 1 year ago
Executive Intent by Dale Brown I've missed a couple of Dale Brown's thrillers. This takes place a few years after Tin Man. An insipid president is faced with multiple international incidents and reacts with timidity. An assertive vice-president deals with the crisis with the help of retired General Patrick McLanahan. Dale Brown keeps one foot in the present and his head and the other foot in the near future. He projects current events into the near future with often painful clarity. His stories are always loaded with action and techno-wizardry. My only criticism of this book is that recent history is referred to but not explained. If you have missed a couple of books (which I have done) you are not quite sure why some things are happening. The same thing is true with his characterizations. If you weren't familiar with the major players you would feel left out. I think a little back story work would have improved the readability. With that said, I still enjoyed the book. It moves fast and leaves you hanging, wanting more. I recommend the book .
hot_dog More than 1 year ago
This book was a very easy read and captured my attention from the beginning. I would encourage anyone to read it. Allow for a full afternoon as once you start it you won't want to stop it.
barry2B More than 1 year ago
Patrick and the gang are back again trying to protect America from space. It has a good story line and fast pace. Great for a quick read.
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Awesome book!!!
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Really seems like this one was phobed in to bridge a gap. Kinda feel a bit cheated.
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AuthorAshleyDawn More than 1 year ago
New President, Joseph Gardner, knows the way he wants to strengthen and maintain America's dominant presence in the world. It takes an increase in aircraft carriers. This leaves the budget too tight to pursue any space weapons systems and some countries are noticing America's vulnerabilities. When two power hungry counties, China and Russia, join forces against the US after an incident, much quick decision making has to be done. The fundamental differences in the President and the Vice President's beliefs are shown and tough decisions made. His female secretary of state has an agenda all her own and it may or may not be in the country's best interest. The standoff between the US forces and Chinese and Russian forces are tense and strategic. Space is seemingly up for grabs to the country with the most power. The President has to fight a political battle as well as making the tough calls in the battle between the US, Russia, and China. Loaded with technology and politics.lots of cool gadgets and some good action! This book pulls you along through the story for an intense ride. Reviewed by Ashley Wintters for Suspense Magazine
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Domenic Paone More than 1 year ago
Great read for most of the book. However the ending really poor. Seeems as Mr. Brown had some place to go and just stopped writing.
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