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Tiger's Claw: A Novel Hardcover – September 4, 2012
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
Dale Brown plucks his plots out of newspaper headlines. This thriller postulates China as our new deadly foe. Obviously that is not much of a fictional stretch.
One of the subtleties of Brown's books is the need to read between the lines. The book points out that with the intertwined nature of the global economy it would be difficult for any conflict to escalate to war.
Even noting that, Brown clearly details how minor events can snowball into making conflict nearly inevitable. I haven't read any Dale Brown lately and I found this book a bit more formulistic than I recall. It could have been one I read several years ago with the names of the players being changed.
I do enjoy the reoccurring characters as that provides a familiarity to the story that is quite pleasant. The nature of the plot does not provide a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings but more of a sense of trepidation. The specific details sometimes get overwhelming but overall and entertaining read.
I recommend the book.
Ended what could have finished things as he used too like use fifty pages instead of five pages to close things out. I have read every Dale Brown book I could find. Guess I'll have to find another for my military action.
- has too much space devoted to a cursory examination of political philosophies
- stilted dialogue with characters explaining technological nuances to each other ... using acronyms!
- too little action
- unbelievable characters, particularly on the Chinese side, whose sole purpose seems to be to get into a fight and thus provide the limited action in the novel.
And of course the author's total belief that large bombers are the best military aircraft around, only if some tech gizmos can be put into them, leads to a one-track story. These things can whack anything out of the sky, including dedicated air-to-air fighters. But okay, we know that is going to happen if its a Dale Brown book.
Nevertheless, its not a total loss; the author's writing style is good, and if one skips over entire passages that are completely irrelevant, the book hums along decently well.
But somehow, it simply doesn't come together. Even the ending is ambiguous; the two countries clash in a minor action ... and then finis.
I thought the plot was predictable and the techno-speak was done better in the earlier books like Flight of the Old Dog. I thought that Patrick was not as strong in this story as well. You would have thought with the death of Masters in the last book that he would have been a little more assertive with the company.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Typical Dale Brown book...a very poor read.
There is absolutely no flow, the second half of book just jumps from one thing to the next, and the ending is as if he has... Read more
Liked the author so little biased opinion. One Oneida omment, Main character has aged so hard to bring in new one.Published 4 months ago by Don Parker
America almost down & out, recently abused in the extreme by more than one major power. Good example of why one should never twist the nose of an adversary such as the United... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Grumpy But Cute
"Tiger's Claw" has an interesting story line but I must say that for several reasons I did not care for the ending. Read morePublished 4 months ago by GRJ
The McLanahans are at their best as well as all the others involved. Great adversaries with great and very clever plots. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dave Acius