Retribution: A Dreamland Thriller

Retribution: A Dreamland Thriller

by Dale Brown, Jim DeFelice
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Retribution: A Dreamland Thriller by Dale Brown, Jim DeFelice

In the Nevada desert, the high-tech future of warfare is being conceived and constructed at a top-secret military facility. America’s best defense, they keep the nightmare at bay with astonishing technology.

But now the terror is aimed directly at the heart of Dreamland.

The Dreamland team has used stealth, raw nerve, and technology to defuse nightmares all across the globe. But now the darkness is racing toward America at blinding speed. With more than two dozen nuclear devices unaccounted for, the global masters of terror have set a catastrophe in motion: a surprise attack more deadly than Pearl Harbor and 9/11 combined.

If the nation is to survive, Lieutenant Colonel Tecumseh “Dog” Bastian and his crew will have to reach deep into their cutting-edge arsenal. And they’ll have to do it short-handed—because two of Dreamland’s best and bravest have been lost at sea . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062188168
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/25/2012
Series: Dreamland Series , #9
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 650,498
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.20(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.

Jim DeFelice is the co-author of Chris Kyle’s #1 New York Times bestseller American Sniper. He also is the author of Omar Bradley: General at War, the first in-depth critical biography of America’s last five-star general, and the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Code Name: Johnny Walker: The Extraordinary Story of the Iraqi Who Risked Everything to Fight with the U.S. Navy SEALs. He writes acclaimed military thrillers, including the Rogue Warrior series from Richard Marcinko, founder of SEAL Team 6, and the novels in the Dreamland series with Dale Brown. 

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Retribution 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
To say that the ¿Dreamland Team¿ is futuristic probably is correct but I am sure that many of the weapons and equipment that are part of this novel do actually exist. This is the sixth Dreamland novel that these two authors have written. If you like military action involving soldiers with nerves of steel, modern, and futuristic airplanes, and drone-like weapons along with electronic equipment that boggles your mind, you will love this book. Lieutenant Colonel Tecumseh ¿Dog¿ Bastien is the leader of Dreamland. The Dreamland group respects and admires Dog¿s leadership. There are those above his rank that think the leadership of such a powerful group should be commanded by a higher ranking officer but for now, Dog is it with all the pressures that come with that leadership. The love life of this group is one that evolves as the story progresses as members do have some loved ones in the same group they are in making military objectives extremely hard at times. But things flow quite well under Dog¿s command. Twenty-five nuclear warheads have been lost during warring factions involving India, Pakistan, and China, with the United States caught in the middle, supposedly friendly with all three nations. On paper that works out well, however, in practice it becomes a game of tag and war to get those warheads before anyone else can. Dreamland was assigned to find the warheads before a nuclear war got started. Using all the modern technology possible, the Dreamland team starts their search, a search that becomes a very dangerous ¿game¿ for all involved. Airplanes, ships, drones, and land troops all search the areas that the latest technology has given them as the most likely scattered locations where these warheads might be found. The battles are carried out in a state of war at least for those on the Dreamland team and the searchers for the other nations, who all are intensely trying to find the dangerous warheads before anyone else does or they get set off and do some extreme damage. You will be on the ships, the airplanes, in the sea trying to get rescued, or on the ground guided by your fellow countrymen and women. There is death on all sides even though there is not a war in progress at the time, but the action and out-guessing your opponents move to get the weapons is as stressful and dangerous as a full out war. You will feel as though you are with these soldiers in their personal and group battles mentally and physically. You will feel every bullet that one of them takes. You will wish you were there to assist in their medical care. You will feel like you are a part of their family, happy when things go properly and hurting so terribly when things go wrong.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually the book itself, not the nook version, and it is very good. I have not read the first five in the series but I plan to do so and reread this book. It is amazing how there can be two or more things going at the same time, which can get confusing. But don't let that discourage you, this is the type of book that once you start reading it, you can't put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very Hectic, action filled novel w/lots of military-jock jargon, plenty of twists & turns. Aviation enthusiasts will really enjoy. Fighter jock will love it. Sometimes gets a bit confusion w/all the names & situations, but well worth the time.
reconviper1 More than 1 year ago
I started reading this book and couldn't put it down, Dale Brown as always kept the pace developed the characters with boring the reader, finished it in two sittings.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Dreamland deals with military technology thickly spread over a thin plot. The writing is pathetic, with every character, plane, ship, and weapon having a nickname. I was hoping for a surprise ending - didn't happen. What was Dale 'where did I learn to write' Brown thinking? Of course, he has sold more books than me, and if you love military fiction you may enjoy this. I like a good book, and this did not fit the bill.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too choppy and too far fetched.