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Tiger's Claw: A Novel (Patrick McLanahan Book 18) Kindle Edition
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From the Back Cover
When China launches its first successful test of its Dong Feng-21D antiship ballistic missile, it imperils American military superiority. Can the United States, in the wake of an economic recession and decreased military spending, compete with China?
Retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Patrick Mc-Lanahan reasons that the U.S. can afford to refurbish old but potent long-range bombers to promote the AirSea Battle strategy. President Kenneth Phoenix commissions McLanahan to lead this effort, and soon America stands ready to deploy a task force in the South China Sea. The People's Liberation Army recognizes this growing air threat and aggressively attacks its neighbors, hoping to convince the U.S. Navy to stay away. But McLanahan is finally given the green light to challenge the Chinese threat head on.
With Tiger's Claw, Dale Brown brings to life a thrilling and dramatic story that is right out of what could be the headlines of the not-so-distant future.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Dale Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, from Flight of the Old Dog (1987) to, most recently, Eagle Station (2020). A former U.S. Air Force captain, he can often be found flying his own plane in the skies of the United States. He lives near Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
- ASIN : B007BCFAVE
- Publisher : William Morrow; Reprint edition (September 4, 2012)
- Publication date : September 4, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 803 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 517 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #409,371 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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For instance, Ray Rubio has played a major role in several novels but instead of letting the storyline evolve around his replacement when he retires, the storyline picks up with Ray Rubio running his own company-something that I as a reader have no interest in since it detracts from the novel. I would have preferred the ghostwriter mention it in passing rather than spending the better part of the last two novels trying to develop a possible storyline with which to branch off from the main theme. Perhaps things will get better with the next novel-but I doubt it unless Dale takes control!
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Written in 2012,the military knowledge is a bit lacking, df21 and s300 evey where, not a mention of s400 or df26s, the real carrier killers, even though the author magics up two variants of Chinese stealth fighters.
but my real issue isnt any of that but the real, waffer thin excuses that led to the end clash... Not very convincing reasons for war between not clear powers. Tom Clancy was the master of this. Sort of thing and now even he would hate to start something like this.
Big boring info dumps, never thought reading about fighter jets would be so boring and I love reading about real military tech all day. Once again it felt like reading Tom Clancy's earlier stuff, but no where near as good.
I know it is fictional but author's reading of middle east and especially whole Russian, China and Iran situation is hilariously wrong. Watching news and picking up the book to try to finish it always made me laugh. The story has a Russian aircraft carrier called Putin, maybe they will name one after him after how he kind of won in most of middle east.
Lots of characters and their careers and family histories etc, not much about the other side but that is just how they seem to write 'em these days, in English anyway.
Great flying scenes that turn you inside out and the political drama unfolds with every turn of the page. With a great assortment of characters some old and some new. It's easy to lose a night to keep going till the climax, then some more.
It's a great read with a high detail of flight scenarios and political intrigue. Tigers Claw takes you all the way from one end of the globe to the next with its great journey till the last page. Thank you Mr Brown for another great read.
The story follows on nicely in sequence and picks up some time after it's prequel, leads into a believable scenario where the excitement builds slowly and continuously over each page. There are times when the reader knows what's coming and they feel like shouting into the book to alert the characters, obviously to no avail. The story continues inexorably to the climax where I found myself saying, where's the rest of the story but all too soon realising I wasn't about to get any more.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and am now waiting to see if this will lead any further