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Plan of Attack (Patrick McLanahan) [Kindle Edition]

Dale Brown
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From Publishers Weekly

Longtime series hero Maj. Gen. Patrick McLanahan takes to the air again in this rousing-as-usual techno-military thriller by veteran Brown. Always the loose cannon, the general has been demoted and reassigned after sending his unmanned robo-planes against a Russian missile battery without permission. As narrated in Brown's last book, Air Battle Force, the Taliban military, chased out of Afghanistan by American troops, has invaded Turkmenistan. The Russian Federation, reacting to the invasion and overthrow of the Russian-backed government, sends an occupying force. The Americans are part of the U.N. peacekeeping mission when the Security Council issues orders for all parties to halt military activity. The first third of the book relates the backstory and ramps up readers on all the new military hardware. Each weapons system is minutely described, and the characteristics of its employment lovingly detailed. But this minutiae fades into the background as Brown kicks on the after-burners when the nefarious president of the Russian Federation, Gen. Anatoliy Gryzlov, plans a long-range bomber attack on the U.S. mainland. The disgraced but unbowed McLanahan must convince the government and the armed services to follow his ingenious and daring plan to halt the Russian assault. The resulting battles, both in the air and on the ground, are riveting, as they are in all of Brown's books, proving once again that he is the grand master of his genre. Readers who are new to the series would be advised to dive in several novels back (The Tin Man; Battle Born; Warrior Class), while those who are already up to speed can look forward to another pulse-pounding, fact-filled read.
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From Booklist

Brown, the author of a string of technothrillers, returns with another in the Patrick McLanahan series. The novel follows on the heels of last year's Air Battle Force, which established that McLanahan, the aerial warfare expert, is now commanding a unit of commandoes who employ robotic attack planes to carry out top-secret missions. Now McLanahan is trying to defend the U.S. from attack while redeeming himself in the eyes of his military superiors (who recently demoted him for bending the rules). It's typical Brown, with plenty of technological bafflegab, rough-and-tough dialogue, and tough-as-nails characters. By this point, McLanahan has been through it all: he's been caught up in a power struggle in the Middle East, put his neck on the line in Korea, risked it all in the Persian Gulf, and hunted down a KGB mole. And yet, probably because he believes so passionately in what he's writing about, Brown somehow manages to keep this series from becoming, well . . . ludicrous. For fans of over-the-top, gut-wrenching thrillers, this one's a winner. David Pitt
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Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 658 KB
  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0062021842
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books; Reprint edition (March 17 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC1SB8
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #225,961 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A SUITABLY SUSPENSEFUL READING July 17 2004
By Gail Cooke TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Dale Brown, master of the techno-thriller, presents one of his most frightening scenarios in "Plan Of Attack" - nuclear destruction so devastating that the mere thought of its scope causes tremors of fear. It would be the end of our country as we know it.
Voice performer J. K. Simmons imbues his reading with a somber sincerity which makes this threat plausible whether it's through the vengeful voice of Russian President General Anatolly Gryzlov or determined hero Major General Patrick McLanahan.
When it comes to aerial warfare, McLanahan knows it best. But, he's no longer in charge - demoted to a job pushing papers at a desk. However, that doesn't mean he doesn't know what's going on, and he's fully aware that Russia's bomber bases are very active. Getting the higher-ups to pay attention to this is another story.
Gryzlov is relentless; he'll not be satisfied until he makes McLanahan pay for bombing a Russian base. His first move is a sneak attack. McLanahan knows what's going on, but what can he do about it?
Therein lies a terrific tale of techno-terrorism. Hang on to the seats of your chairs when you listen to this one!
- Gail Cooke
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4.0 out of 5 stars TOP NOTCH DELIVERY OF HARROWING TALE July 16 2004
By Gail Cooke TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Dale Brown, master of the techno-thriller, presents one of his most frightening scenarios in "Plan Of Attack" - nuclear destruction so devastating that the mere thought of its scope causes tremors of fear. It would be the end of our country as we know it.
Voice performer J. K. Simmons imbues his reading with a somber sincerity which makes this threat plausible whether it's through the vengeful voice of Russian President General Anatolly Gryzlov or determined hero Major General Patrick McLanahan.
When it comes to aerial warfare, McLanahan knows it best. But, he's no longer in charge - demoted to a job pushing papers at a desk. However, that doesn't mean he doesn't know what's going on, and he's fully aware that Russia's bomber bases are very active. Getting the higher-ups to pay attention to this is another story.
Gryzlov is relentless; he'll not be satisfied until he makes McLanahan pay for bombing a Russian base. His first move is a sneak attack. McLanahan knows what's going on, but what can he do about it?
Therein lies a terrific tale of techno-terrorism. Hang on to the seats of your chairs when you listen to this one!
- Gail Cooke
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By Thomas Duff TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
I think this will catch me up on my book reviews over the last week... :-)
For some recreational reading, I picked up Dale Brown's Plan Of Attack. This is one of those military war thrillers involving the use of hi-tech weaponry to defeat the enemy. Overall, a pretty good read.
In the latest episode of Patrick McLanahan's adventures, he's been demoted a rank for once again skirting a direct order given to him for defending a certain area by having and using some offensive weapons when they are attacked. He ends up tucked away at a desk top with strict orders to mind his own business and just do his job. But he ends up getting intel that points to Russia preparations to launch a full-scale nuclear attack on the US. His direct superiors won' t listen to what appears to be an outlandish conclusion, so he goes over their heads and ends up facing a court martial. But of course, he's right and the attack takes place. His small group of hi-tech commandos are one of the few resources left to counter-attack, and he has to once again disobey some orders in order to make his plan happen.
Since this book uses characters that have appeared in other Dale Brown novels, there is not a lot of background character development. If you haven't read the previous novels, you might be a little lost as to why McLanahan is viewed in such a negative light. The story moves along at a decent pace, and the different weaponry is interesting to think about. While I didn't see it as a "can't put it down" book, I did enjoy the read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Unlikly story but still a fun read June 24 2004
Format:Hardcover
Well I just bought this 16th novel by Dale Brown in finished it in about 7 hours. Compared to the last 3 books, this one is more similar to Brown's earlier works. Lots of action and less background info. Kinda short too, less that 400 pages. But the basic story is McClanahan is demoted to Brig. General and reassigned with the Air Intelligence Agency in San Antonio, TX. Just so happens his boss there is Gary Houser, now a Maj. Gen, Pat's old aircraft commander before he went to Dreamland. Well McClanahan discovers a Russian plan to launch an attack on US bomber bases and missle bases. He tells his plan to the higher ups and is promtly ignored. Then is threated with a court martial, again. The rest is pretty much easy to guess, the attack happens and McClanahan comes in to save the day, again. There are a few twist which I won't mention. But the ending of the book defently sets up the next one and probably the 3 or 4 after that. Overall its a bit redundant but still a good read. Nice way to kill a Sunday afternoon. And its a techno thriller, its supposed to have all the military jargon and whatnot. So give it chance, you should enjoy it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars The Flight of The Old Dog needs to stand down June 20 2004
Format:Hardcover
I have read all of the Dale Brown books starting with The Flight of the Old Dog. This is the 16th sequel to that book and as much as I hate to say so, this "dog" doesn't hunt very well. The premise of the story requires a suspension of belief - Russia has been taken over by a crazed general who launches a pre-emptive strike against the US using bombers and missiles which knock out most of our strike capability in the western half of the US. Patrick McClanahan, the Peck's bad boy of the USAF has been demoted to an intelligence role and even there deduces the liklihood of the attack, only to be rebuffed by the higher ups who hold him responsible for all of the stuff that has happended in the previous 15 novels which have raised holy hell all over the world.
Brown is suffering from Clancyitus in much of the book as he describes weapoms systems and procedures to an extent which is not necessary to appreciate the story. I'll admit that once McClanahan takes his Battle Mountain group to Russia to revenge the attack and make things right that it at least gets a bit more upbeat, but it is all fairly predictable and the end of the book suggests that this is not the end of the series. It was a great ride for a long time, but it is time to put the Old Dog story in the hanger, in my humble opinion.
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