Iron Wolf: A Novel

Iron Wolf: A Novel

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by Dale Brown
     
 

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New York Times bestselling author Dale Brown goes beyond the headlines in this high-tech, high-tension military thriller in which a resurgent Russia enflames sectarian unrest and violence in Ukraine and Poland, setting off a stealth robotic war and escalating an international crisis.

In the spring of 2017, the U.S. economy is rebounding under President

Overview

New York Times bestselling author Dale Brown goes beyond the headlines in this high-tech, high-tension military thriller in which a resurgent Russia enflames sectarian unrest and violence in Ukraine and Poland, setting off a stealth robotic war and escalating an international crisis.

In the spring of 2017, the U.S. economy is rebounding under President Stacy Anne Barbeau, the country’s first female president. But her leadership is about to be severely tested: Russian president Gennadiy Gryzlov has sent Special Troops, disguised as pro-Russian activists, into Ukraine and Moldova. Though NATO is outraged, its response is tepid. Refusing to let Russian aggression go unpunished, former U.S. president Kevin Martindale approaches Polish president Peter Wilk with a radical solution: a counterattack using a covert force of Cybernetic Infantry Device (CID): manned robots.

Underwritten by the wealthy Wilk, Operation Iron Wolf is launched—without the knowledge of the Americans or its NATO partners. The CID’s initial strikes are successful, infuriating Gryzlov and propelling President Barbeau to pledge western help to investigate the attack. With international tensions at the boiling point, Martindale’s secret alliance, supported by the best military technology, is determined to outmaneuver the Russians.

In this battle that will determine the fate of Eastern Europe, just which side will win?

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
“The action, the technology, the politics, and even the personal stories make this tale one of Brown’s best in some time.”
Suspense Magazine
“Races at a pulse-pounding speed. Battlefields are set ablaze by Mr. Brown, who most definitely is a master at it.”
Library Journal
★ 08/01/2015
Russia has sent troops into Ukraine and Moldova, ostensibly to protect Russian citizens. NATO and newly elected U.S. President Stacy Barbeau are incensed but too timid to react with more than a warning. Scion, a clandestine company led by a former American president, offers its services to Ukraine, recommending a counterattack on Russia using a new weapon called a cybernetic infantry device (CID). Tension is high while Brad McLanahan, son of series hero Patrick McLanahan (A Time for Patriots) endeavors to train the troops in time for the counteroffensive before the Russians find their location. VERDICT Brown, one of the leading authors in military thrillers, stays true to form in his newest work. Weaponry remains the star. Highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 11/24/14.]
Kirkus Reviews
2015-06-04
As a diabolical false-flag scheme fractures the uneasy Ukrainian peace, Brown (Starfire, 2014, etc.) out-Clancys Tom in his latest action thriller. In the near future, new U.S. President Stacy Anne Barbeau plays softball when 'roid-raging Russian President Gennadiy Gryzlov goes super-Putin. Former Russian leader Igor Truznyev secretly directs partisan attacks in occupied Ukraine and points to the Poles as culprits. Barbeau prefers politics to statesmanship—"Have your people focus-grouped it?"—and she leaves Polish President Piotr Wilk at Russia's mercy. Into the breach steps one-time U.S. President Kevin Martindale and his private military contracting company, Scion, providing "special infantry with remarkably powerful weapons and a mix of advanced unmanned aircraft." Thereafter explodes a firestorm of acronym-powered actions—JASSMs, MALDs, AGM-154A, AIM-120C—all as "a means to offset Russia's superior numbers and more advanced weapons." Brown's love for obsolete aircraft asserts itself as F-111 fighter-bombers are reconfigured as drones. The big dogs in the fight are Cybernetic Infantry Devices—Iron Wolves—12-foot-tall "remarkable force multiplier[s]," two of which alone wipe out a Russian air base. The plot's plausible, but there's irony to be found in the paragraphs about the perils of mercenary forces that are followed by praise for troops who are essentially mercenaries, "these brave American allies." The action's relentless, but characters, neither complex nor deep, are role-players excepting someone new, a cyborg: Patrick McLanahan, a rebellious U.S. general thought to have been killed but now doomed to live within a CID set to monitor "his brain and body and [supply] the oxygen, water, and nutrients needed to sustain his life." While linked to Brown's previous novel, this fast-paced read has enough explanation to allay confusion as high-tension, all-out action-adventure flames across Eastern Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062262417
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/29/2016
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
126,010
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.70(d)

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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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Iron Wolf 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As though it is a novel, it takes you on a great advendure, with many twist and turns. I would give you and overall summary, but I dont want to give anything away,because is such a high thrilling book. So enjoy(;
Anonymous 9 months ago
Well written smacks as more real world rather than historical fiction,
B-2 More than 1 year ago
Mostly , a book for military enthusiasts. This is a work of fiction centered on near-future warfare, and its technologies and tactics. The plots and the characters are mostly the frame for the military aspects of the book. Moderate amount of James Bond-ian swashbuckling allows you not to take it too seriously. Clearly, a guy’s book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series has never disappointed...great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. As per par with all the other books. Looking forward to the next?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bla res 1! Help moon have her pups!