Tiger's Claw: A Novel

Tiger's Claw: A Novel

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by Dale Brown
     
 

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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

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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 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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Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062099105
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
38,982
File size:
765 KB

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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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Tiger's Claw 3.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 73 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
willy4castr More than 1 year ago
This is a book that all fans of Dale Brown and Patrick McLanahan need to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read almost every book Brown has written. This one is 90% back story and 10% action...I found it pretty boring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
adm_caine1812 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
hard to put down!
edlawson99 More than 1 year ago
His last two books keep you on your toes the whole time. Unexpected ending but maybe not. Love his books.
Chevytman More than 1 year ago
Hated to put the book down..as usual he did a wonderful job..please keep up the work!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Iam not very damn good at writtin reviews, bbut this is a good novel./.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Writen as a screen play not a novel. Don't waste your money!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ran out crying and needing a victim.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WHERE IS CROWLAN AND ASHCLAN???!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would ya mind returing the herbs that RAINPELT stole?!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont have a name will you take care of me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*He lays down*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Burns the camp down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Camp was moved to fable haven res 1 due to the many blockages from camps.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
cause a ruckus at emberclan's camp. Forest echo res2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She immediately pads into her den, retrieving some marigold.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the book wish it had more action but still overall liked it. You can see he put a good amount of work in the characters I have never read his other books but I am sure they were good. Overall I liked this book but like I said before I wished it had more action. My favorite part was the part when the F-22 Raptors took on the J-20s. 
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