Executive Intent (Patrick McLanahan Series #16)

Executive Intent (Patrick McLanahan Series #16)

by Dale Brown
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Executive Intent (Patrick McLanahan Series #16) by Dale Brown

The deadliest strike will come from outer space

When America develops the most powerful defense system in history, will it be used to protect the nation—or will it be used to force universal domination? This question must be answered in the stillness of outer space and the corridors of the White House.

The United States has just unleashed the most powerful weapon in history—a missile-launching satellite called Thor's Hammer that can strike anywhere on the planet in seconds. Now the United States stands unchecked in military dominance.

Or does it?

The world's other major superpowers, Russia and China, are rocked by America's development, and they scramble to respond by gaining control of the seas. When terrorists hijack Pakistani missiles and fire them at Indian cities, U.S. president Joseph Gardner has only one option: to use the untested Thor's Hammer. But something goes awry and the Hammer misses one of its targets, killing thousands of Pakistani civilians. In retaliation, Pakistan and the Middle East decide to give China strategic naval advantage by granting it access to Middle Eastern ports.

To make matters worse, days after the crisis, Somali pirates board a Chinese freighter off the coast of Mogadishu and slaughter the crew. China responds by brutally attacking and then occupying Somalia, quickly setting up missile pads that can target U.S. naval ships across vital sea-lanes in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden, as well as any ships transiting the Suez Canal. Now the U.S. high command is on red alert and the country's security is in total jeopardy. . . .

Another flash point quickly emerges—in Earth's orbit. When Chinese and Russian spacecraft surround an American space station, the threat is clear: negotiate and compromise, or China and Russia will cripple the U.S. Navy with ballistic missiles. Retired Air Force lieutenant general Patrick McLanahan returns to assist the commander of the U.S. Space Defense Force, Kai Raydon. But can McLanahan and Raydon stop the Chinese and Russian spaceships? Or will the world's superpowers be plunged into a full-scale war? All the while, President Gardner must face threats from within when his own vice president begins to challenge his decisions—and maybe even his job.

With Executive Intent , the New York Times bestselling master thriller-writer Dale Brown crafts an action-packed tale of intrigue and technological weaponry that pits the world's superpowers in a contest for Earth's oceans and ultimate high ground—space.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849018852
Publisher: Corsair
Publication date: 11/28/2011
Series: Patrick McLanahan Series , #16
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Former U.S. Air Force captain Dale Brown is the superstar author of 26 best-selling action-adventure “techno-thriller” novels: FLIGHT OF THE OLD DOG (1987), SILVER TOWER (1988), DAY OF THE CHEETAH (1989), HAMMERHEADS (1990), SKY MASTERS (1991), NIGHT OF THE HAWK (1992), CHAINS OF COMMAND (1993), STORMING HEAVEN (1994), SHADOWS OF STEEL (1996), FATAL TERRAIN (1997), THE TIN MAN (1998), BATTLE BORN, (1999), WARRIOR CLASS (2001), WINGS OF FIRE (2002), AIR BATTLE FORCE (2003), PLAN OF ATTACK (2004), ACT OF WAR (2005), EDGE OF BATTLE (2006), STRIKE FORCE (2007), SHADOW COMMAND (2008), ROGUE FORCES (2009), EXECUTIVE INTENT (2010), A TIME FOR PATRIOTS (2011), TIGER’S CLAW (2012), STARFIRE (2014), and IRON WOLF (2015). He is also the co-author of the best-selling DREAMLAND techno-thriller series and writer and the PUPPET MASTER series, and is a technical consultant of the Act of War PC real-time strategy game published by Atari Interactive, and the Megafortress PC flight simulator by Three-Sixty Pacific. Dale’s novels are published in 11 languages and distributed to over 70 countries. Worldwide sales of his novels, audiobooks, e-books, and computer games exceed 15 million copies.

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Executive Intent (Patrick McLanahan Series #16) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 82 reviews.
Wingman More than 1 year ago
This is the 16th book in the series and I believe the 20th book with Patrick in it. I am glad to see that Dale has found a way to get back to what made this series so popular Patrick McLanahan. In the two books he removed Patrick and replaced him with Jason Richter were good books but not of the quality that readers of this series have come to expect. While Patricks role in this book is small Dale has found a way to bring him back (I hope) as the main character again. While I understand that Patrick is in his 50's now he is what has made this series great. I found this to be a good read, but lacking in the overall plot and action of earlier books. If this is your first Dale Brown book I suggest you read Flight of the Old Dog, before making a serious judgement of this book. What I especially like about Dale Brown is the fact that these books are never rushed, the normal time between books has been one year but all and all well worth the wait.
theoriginalpurpledragon More than 1 year ago
Executive Intent by Dale Brown I've missed a couple of Dale Brown's thrillers. This takes place a few years after Tin Man. An insipid president is faced with multiple international incidents and reacts with timidity. An assertive vice-president deals with the crisis with the help of retired General Patrick McLanahan. Dale Brown keeps one foot in the present and his head and the other foot in the near future. He projects current events into the near future with often painful clarity. His stories are always loaded with action and techno-wizardry. My only criticism of this book is that recent history is referred to but not explained. If you have missed a couple of books (which I have done) you are not quite sure why some things are happening. The same thing is true with his characterizations. If you weren't familiar with the major players you would feel left out. I think a little back story work would have improved the readability. With that said, I still enjoyed the book. It moves fast and leaves you hanging, wanting more. I recommend the book .
hot_dog More than 1 year ago
This book was a very easy read and captured my attention from the beginning. I would encourage anyone to read it. Allow for a full afternoon as once you start it you won't want to stop it.
barry2B More than 1 year ago
Patrick and the gang are back again trying to protect America from space. It has a good story line and fast pace. Great for a quick read.
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Awesome book!!!
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Really seems like this one was phobed in to bridge a gap. Kinda feel a bit cheated.
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AuthorAshleyDawn More than 1 year ago
New President, Joseph Gardner, knows the way he wants to strengthen and maintain America's dominant presence in the world. It takes an increase in aircraft carriers. This leaves the budget too tight to pursue any space weapons systems and some countries are noticing America's vulnerabilities. When two power hungry counties, China and Russia, join forces against the US after an incident, much quick decision making has to be done. The fundamental differences in the President and the Vice President's beliefs are shown and tough decisions made. His female secretary of state has an agenda all her own and it may or may not be in the country's best interest. The standoff between the US forces and Chinese and Russian forces are tense and strategic. Space is seemingly up for grabs to the country with the most power. The President has to fight a political battle as well as making the tough calls in the battle between the US, Russia, and China. Loaded with technology and politics.lots of cool gadgets and some good action! This book pulls you along through the story for an intense ride. Reviewed by Ashley Wintters for Suspense Magazine
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Domenic Paone More than 1 year ago
Great read for most of the book. However the ending really poor. Seeems as Mr. Brown had some place to go and just stopped writing.
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