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Tiger's Claw: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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The fight for the Pacific begins

When China increases its naval presence in the Pacific and develops advanced weapon technology that targets American ships with lethal accuracy, it imperils American military superiority. Can the United States, in the wake of an economic recession and decreased military spending, compete with its cash-rich Chinese enemy? This question can be answered only when U.S.-China tensions blow up in an epic battle for ...

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Overview

The fight for the Pacific begins

When China increases its naval presence in the Pacific and develops advanced weapon technology that targets American ships with lethal accuracy, it imperils American military superiority. Can the United States, in the wake of an economic recession and decreased military spending, compete with its cash-rich Chinese enemy? This question can be answered only when U.S.-China tensions blow up in an epic battle for supreme dominion of the Pacific.

When China launches the first successful test of its Dong Feng-21D antiship ballistic missile, the future looks bleak for America. Fearing the U.S. will lose its naval supremacy in the Pacific if it does not counter this Chinese threat, President Kenneth Phoenix finds himself in a compromised position. New technology requires money, but the country is recovering from a massive recession, and the president has slashed the military budget to reduce the national debt. Without the funds to compete with China's advancing technology, are the country's days of naval preeminence in the Pacific running out?

Retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Patrick McLanahan refuses to accept this fate. The government may lack money, but McLanahan reasons that the United States can afford to refurbish old but potent long-range B-1B Lancer bombers to promote the AirSea Battle strategy that will push back against Chinese aggression. President Phoenix commissions McLanahan to lead this effort, and soon America stands ready to deploy an AirSea Battle task force in the South China Sea.

The People's Liberation Army recognizes that this growing air threat will jeopardize its air and naval superiority in the South China Sea. They aggressively deploy advanced fighters, land-based antimissiles, three aircraft carriers, and exotic, top secret directed energy weapons against their neighbors, hoping to convince the U.S. Navy to stay away. But Patrick McLanahan is finally given the green light to lead his force westward to challenge the Chinese threat head-on.

New York Times bestselling author Dale Brown is at the top of his game with Tiger's Claw. Once again he brings to life a thrilling and dramatic story that is right out of what could be the headlines of the not-so-distant future.

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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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It's 2014, and, thanks to a big trade surplus, the Chinese have radically expanded their military presence in the Pacific. Meanwhile, Patrick McLanahan and his Sky Masters have been tasked with renovating the U.S. weapons system, a project that takes them to Guam—which sets off the Chinese. One preemptive strike later, there's war in the Pacific. Classic Brown for Brown fans; the one-day laydown on August 14 and 125,000-copy first printing says a lot.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062099105
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 4,616
  • File size: 949 KB

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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