Tiger's Claw

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Former Air Force captain and New York Times bestselling author Dale Brown is an acknowledged master when it comes to bringing military action to breathtaking life,and he has received glowing accolades since his debutpublication, Flight of the Old Dog. Tiger's Claw provesonce again that every rave has been well deserved.

Set in the near future, Tiger's Claw imagines a scenario in which tensions escalate between an economically powerful China and a United States weakened by a ...

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Overview

Former Air Force captain and New York Times bestselling author Dale Brown is an acknowledged master when it comes to bringing military action to breathtaking life,and he has received glowing accolades since his debutpublication, Flight of the Old Dog. Tiger's Claw provesonce again that every rave has been well deserved.

Set in the near future, Tiger's Claw imagines a scenario in which tensions escalate between an economically powerful China and a United States weakened by a massive economic downfall, bringing the two superpowersto the brink of total destruction. Retired Air ForceLieutenant General Patrick McLanahan is back andpreparing for the impending apocalyptic clash of men and military technology.

The incomparable Dale Brown scores again with a frighteningly possible story of war and global politics that's ideal for fans of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor.

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In this near future novel, a much weakened America and an aggressive China are locked in a conflict that threatens to escalate into total war. After a series of provocative incidents, President Kenneth Phoenix makes an urgent call to Bradley McLanahan, the son of the heroic man who lends his name to this resilient series. As you can imagine, the young man responds to his new assignment in battle ready McLanahan style. An adroit military thriller by old hand Dale Brown (Collateral Damage; Shadow Command); now in mass-market paperback and NOOK Book.

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Following 2011's A Time for Patriots, China is the bad guy in the 18th entry of Brown's long-running Patrick McLanahan series, set in 2014 & 2015. A 21st century Cold War looms after the Chinese test a new ballistic missile, and tensions ratchet up further when a US reconnaissance plane disappears somewhere over the South China Sea. The crisis tests the mettle of President Kenneth Phoenix, who fears that he's presiding over a "failed republic". Saving the day falls to Bradley McLanahan, son of "the hero of the American Holocaust, space hero, the greatest strategic bombing expert since General Curtis LeMay." Even though his father is retired from service, he naturally lends a hand as the clock ticks down to the prospect of all-out war and the threat of nuclear weapons hovers over the continental US. The assured writing and deft plotting keep things moving forward, and Brown again proves that he's a more-than-adequate substitute for Tom Clancy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061990021
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/30/2013
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 177,462
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dale Brown is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, starting with Flight of the Old Dog in 1987, and most recently Tiger's Claw. A former U.S. Air Force captain, he can often be found flying his own plane over the skies of Nevada.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    Screwed

    Dale Brown, you just screwed thousands of your loyal readers! Bradley is not ready yet to carry a book yet. Yeah, hes young and got his feet wet in TIGER'S CLAW but definately not ready. Somehow a grateful nation must pay him back by getting him back into the academy. Ever since FLIGHT OF THE OLD DOG every book I read gets compared to it. This book got a little choppy in places and almost lost direction in a few others but the General was always there to put it back into perspective. Now that he is gone what or who will fly the pieced together airframes (borrowed or just out right stolen) and save the world from complete distruction? Superman? A good book with a few rough spots and the ever present lets wrap the story and end it in 2 pages and go home. Don't think you will be disappointed to read this one. Just 4 stars, could have been a high 3 or a low 5. 4 is just more truthful to me.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2012

    Paranoid dribble

    I have always been a fan in the past,but this book is seeped in laborious details that go nowhere! One of the most boring books i have read in a long tome. Not worth the time or money

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    Wtf

    People want to read reviews so people can decide whether or not they are going to buy the book. This isn't a chat room

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 9, 2012

    Great read

    This is a book that all fans of Dale Brown and Patrick McLanahan need to read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2012

    Not his best

    I have read almost every book Brown has written. This one is 90% back story and 10% action...I found it pretty boring.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Very very good.

    Iam not very damn good at writtin reviews, bbut this is a good novel./.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2012

    Highly recommended

    For Fans of this series it is another of Dale Brown's edge of your seat thrill ride.
    Just finished this yesterday and as with all of his other books, came away with the feeling that I'd just been on a supersonic flight with "The General". Sad to see that he has killed off the main character.
    However, he did set up his replacement to continue to carry the torch.
    Enjoy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    hard to put down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2012

    Another great Dale Brown book

    His last two books keep you on your toes the whole time. Unexpected ending but maybe not. Love his books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2012

    Dale Brown fans will love this book

    Hated to put the book down..as usual he did a wonderful job..please keep up the work!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2014

    Lisa at em

    I here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2014

    Angelpaw

    Can O become a woirrior now?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

    Spottedcloud

    "Gathers twigs to help repair the hole in the bracken wall."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2014

    Fang

    Good night

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2014

    Foxtail

    "Shhhh..." he soothed the kit, making his way to result eight.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2014

    Firepaw to rageflame

    Two things one are you med cat and two if you are med cat then you shouldnt be asking if golden paw can be your aprentice because im already med cat aprentice!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

    Goodbye forever Flame and Rain!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

    TommiBoy

    Ran out crying and needing a victim.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2014

    Also(from Rockshadow)

    Would ya mind returing the herbs that RAINPELT stole?!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2014

    To Rainpelt and all of Tigerclan

    Hey so ashclan is part of the pact clans, amd we dont ro with you... so if you post at our camp its godmodding, SO STAY THE FU<_>CK OUT *cough* RAINPELT *cough* to Twilightstar- please keep yo' warriors in check, thanks!

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