Rogue Forces (Patrick McLanahan Series #15)

Rogue Forces (Patrick McLanahan Series #15)

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by Dale Brown
     
 

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The clash of civilizations will be won . . . by thte highest bidder

What happens when America's most lethal military contractor becomes uncontrollably powerful?

His election promised a new day for America . . . but dangerous storm clouds are on the horizon. The newly inaugurated president, Joseph Gardner, pledged to start

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The clash of civilizations will be won . . . by thte highest bidder

What happens when America's most lethal military contractor becomes uncontrollably powerful?

His election promised a new day for America . . . but dangerous storm clouds are on the horizon. The newly inaugurated president, Joseph Gardner, pledged to start pulling U.S. forces out of Iraq on his first day in office—no questions asked. Meanwhile, former president Kevin Martindale and retired Air Force lieutenant-general Patrick McLanahan have left government behind for the lucrative world of military contracting. Their private firm, Scion Aviation International, has been hired by the Pentagon to take over aerial patrols in northern Iraq as the U.S. military begins to downsize its presence there.

Yet Iraq quickly reemerges as a hot zone: Kurdish nationalist attacks have led the Republic of Turkey to invade northern Iraq. The new American president needs to regain control of the situation—immediately—but he's reluctant to send U.S. forces back into harm's way, leaving Scion the only credible force in the region capable of blunting the Turks' advances.

But when Patrick McLanahan makes the decision to take the fight to the Turks, can the president rein him in? And just where does McLanahan's loyalty ultimately lie: with his country, his commander in chief, his fellow warriors . . . or with his company's shareholders?

In Rogue Forces, Dale Brown, the New York Times bestselling master of thrilling action, explores the frightening possibility that the corporations we now rely on to fight our battles are becoming too powerful for America's good.

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Publishers Weekly

This solid techno-thriller from bestseller Brown (Shadow Command) focuses on Scion Aviation International, a private security contractor providing mission support to the dwindling U.S. military presence in Iraq. Operated by a maverick former air force general and a former U.S. president, Scion has resources, expertise and connections that cause resentment among active-duty American troops in the region. When Kurdish terrorists attack Turkey using Iraqi territory as a haven, the Turkish military follows precedent set by the U.S. itself in attacking terrorist bases, which brings them into contact with U.S. forces. While the current president attempts to cool tensions, Scion takes action that not only strains relations between NATO allies but also reveals the company's possession of a technological superiority that poses a destabilizing threat to the region. While Brown delivers plenty of red meat action, he leaves questions of loyalty and accountability unresolved. (June)

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Library Journal
In this action-filled 15th entry in Brown's (www.megafortress.com) Patrick McClanahan series—following Shadow Command (2008), also available from Recorded Books—the retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant-general is working for a private contractor with the mission of patrolling the skies in northern Iraq. The narration by William Dufris, who's read previous works in the series, is a bit overdramatic, and his dialog and accents are sometimes clichéd, but Brown devotees will enjoy this production. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 2/15/09; the Morrow hc, published in April, was a New York Times best seller.—Ed.]—Michael T. Fein, Central Virginia Community Coll. Lib., Lynchburg

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061911750
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Series:
Patrick McLanahan Series , #15
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
74,118
File size:
617 KB

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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Rogue Forces 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
AirborneKnight-724 More than 1 year ago
Dale Brown is a can't miss author. I've read every one of his books and they are all fast moving, thrilling, can't put down and enjoyable reads. He is one of my top 10 authors. Comparable to Tom Clancy in many ways. Highly recommend it for those interested in military thrillers.
j0shh More than 1 year ago
Another winner for Dale Brown! It always amazes me how he manages to weave thrilling novels out of real world international tensions, situations and political intrigue. The one thing I did not like about this novel was the lack of a high-tech combat aircraft like the EB-52 Megafortress or the XR-A9 "Stud". Instead of a fancy bomber or fighter, McLanahan uses a stealthy TRANSPORT. Although with a distinct lack of air combat, violence nonetheless ensues as the Turkish army invades Iraq to suppress the Kurdish terrorist groups and Scion Aviation International, McLanahan's private contracting firm, is called into action to defend Iraq. Score one for Dale Brown!
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ElectricSky was taken back to camp.
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Regeeez More than 1 year ago
Dale Brown did it again, another blockbuster story. Fans of his will not be disappointed with another thriller story.
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