War has been declared on America-and it begins with a cargo of explosives at a major U.S. airport.
|Publisher:||Macmillan Library Reference|
|Series:||Independent Series , #4|
|Edition description:||Large Print|
|Product dimensions:||5.78(w) x 8.77(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
Dale was born in Buffalo, New York on November 2, 1956. He graduated from Penn State University and received an Air Force commission in 1978. He was a navigator-bombardier in the B-52G Stratofortress heavy bomber and the FB-111A supersonic medium bomber, and is the recipient of several military decorations and awards including the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Combat Crew Award, and the Marksmanship ribbon. He flew over 2500 hours in various military tactical and training aircraft from 1978 to 1986 and was also a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne School.
Dale is a volunteer pilot for AirLifeLine, a non-profit national charitable medical transportation organization who fly needy persons free of charge to receive treatment. He also supports a number of organizations to support and promote law enforcement and reading. He is a member of the Airplane Owners and Pilots Association, The Writers Guild, and a Life Member of the Air Force Association and U.S. Naval Institute. He is a multi-engine and instrument-rated private pilot and can often be found in the skies all across the United States, piloting his Piper Aerostar 602P. On the ground, Dale enjoys tennis, scuba diving, and hockey. He lives in Incline Village, Nevada.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read this book and really liked it.
The author really pegged an internationally known church that is really a greedy cult but I wont give names. I loved everything except the ending.
A very well-written novel that deals with the issue of terrorism and commercial aviation. Hitting targets of high value with civil-aviation assests is not a new idea. Tom Clancy may be a great author and Executive Orders/Debt of Honor were both well written books but they did not contain original thought in the use of civil aircraft as weapons. Dale Brown deserves a lot of credit for his original thinking.
In Storming Heaven, Brown takes a break from his usual characters (McLanahan, Luger, etc) to bring back Coast Guard Admiral Ian Hardcastle who, along with Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Al Vincenti, must find and stop crazed arms dealer terrorirst Henri Cazaux, who has began a bombing campaign across the US, before he can hit his next target, Washington, D.C. This was only an average Brown novel, though still good. The ending is one of Brown's finest and Cazaux is his best villain.
After reading several of Brown's efforts including Night of the Hawk and Silver Tower among others, I don't know if I'll read another one. Storming Heaven is such a great book I have a feeling the rest may disappoint. Brown puts you in the cockpit of the fighters and the emotions the pilots must feel. Characters come to life in this book and there is no shortage of political gridlock. The only drawback is Brown's numerous derogative comments about President Clinton and his Administration. While all Americans can choose whom they like and don't like in politics I'm not sure Fiction books are the appropriate place to share them. A definite must read I couldn't put it down once I started.