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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (364 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dale Brown Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Patrick McLanahan Series Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9780062082749
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Welcome to Battlefield America.

When the stock markets crash and the US economy falls into a crippling recession, everything changes for newly elected president Kenneth Phoenix. With reductions in education and transportation, an incapacitated National Guard, and the loss of public safety budgets, entire communities of armed citizens band together for survival and mutual protection. Against this dismal backdrop, a group calling themselves the Knights of the True Republic ambushes a SWAT team and steals radioactive materials—and the battle against the government is taken to a deadlier level.

In this time of crisis, the Nevada Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP)—led by retired Air Force Lieutenant-General Patrick McLanahan, his son, Bradley, and other volunteers—rises to the task of protecting their fellow countrymen. But when the homegrown terrorists detonate a dirty bomb in Reno and Bradley is caught in a perilous double-cross, Patrick McLanahan will have to fight to discover where his friends’ true loyalties lie.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brown’s devoted fans recognize him as one of this country’s leading military-fiction writers, and his latest will do nothing to change their minds.”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Jones | 2/10/2014

    " Another servicable Dale Brown thriller. As a completist, I have read all of his books. Some are great. All are generally pretty readable but I havent read any recently that really blew my socks off. But I will read the next one anyway.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jared | 2/3/2014

    " This guy nails it everytime "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Bauer | 1/24/2014

    " I'm a fan of both Dale Brown and the "techno-thriller" genre. This latest book from Dale Brown continues to follow the life and career of Patrick MacLanahan and his comrades. I found the book to be very standard fare. Wasn't a lot of mystery involved nor suspense. The plot of the book was at times a slow plod through flight check procedures, domestic policy explanations and detailed information about the Civil Air Patrol. Interesting reading, but exceptionally dry at times. The action in the book came in spurts without any clear "mother of all battles" often found in the genre. There were a few eyebrow raising moments, but nothing fantastic. There was also a series of strange "mini-climaxes"; I can't go into detail without spoiling the book. Suffice it to say, towards the end of the book there were several moments where I turned the page, expecting to see the Epilogue only to find yet another loose end to knot off. Little disconcerting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 1/23/2014

    " General Patrick McLanahan and his son, Brad, are Civil Air Patrol volunteers who meet up with Russian assasins and home-grown terrorists. Is this what we have to look forward to in America? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leo | 1/3/2014

    " Mostly about the Civil Air Patrol air rescue teams. Lots to techinical stuff for those interested in aeronautics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 12/26/2013

    " I have enjoyed the McLanahan series from the start. I am curious to see which way it goes now "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathleele | 12/25/2013

    " It was a struggle to finish the book - not going to be a favorite. Maybe Patrick needs to be retired. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 11/30/2013

    " In my opinion.....not up to a four star rating as in past novels "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Peter | 11/13/2013

    " THIS BOOK IS A SCI FI ADVENTURE. THIS IS A BOOK THAT AS YOU CAN SEE I ONLY GAVE ONE STAR. I JUST DID NOT CARE FOR THIS BOOK AT ALL. THE COVER SAYS THE BOOK IS THRILLING ACTION I DID NOT FIND IT THAT AT ALL. I9 FOUND THE PLOT LEFT A LOT TO BE DESIRED AND THE CHARATERS I DID NOT LIKE AT ALL. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Larry | 11/11/2013

    " This was an OK book. Not as good as most of Dale Brown's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenneth Flusche | 10/31/2013

    " Verrry good in the Dale Brown tradition, recomend reading in order with a political news update based on year written "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheldon Lehman | 10/27/2013

    " IT wasn't bad. I think Brown is running out of ideas for the McClanahan series. He may be trying to set up for a second generation thing similar to Clancy, but it just doesn't quite work. He would be better off doing more with the Richter series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 10/21/2013

    " Didn't enjoy this one and it took a while for me to get through it. Plot was scattered and overall the thriller element was missing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Doug Heerema | 10/3/2013

    " Stupid. It does set up the next book in the series, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita Kay | 9/6/2013

    " Maclanahan and members of his son's Civil Air Patrol work together with robots and other high tech sensors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 7/19/2013

    " He consistently does a good job with the techno-thriller genre. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Greg | 4/28/2013

    " The opening and closing pages are from a thriller, but everything in between seems like the whimsical ramblings of someone excited about their newest hobby. Definitely not what I expected from a thriller writer of this man's caliber. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dhaverma | 2/13/2013

    " You better like flying and war toys. It's so slow and boring "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed Schmidt | 3/7/2012

    " When a dirty bomb explodes in Reno, Retired Gen. Patrick McClanhan, his son Brad, Jon Masters and the Battle Mountain Civil Air Patrol get to work protecting their community and trying to discover who is behind all of the killing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Bertram | 2/14/2012

    " Fast moving -intense plot. I plan on picking up some of this authors other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 2/3/2012

    " Patrick McLanahan as a CAP pilot??? oh yeah. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 2/1/2012

    " I'm sure this book would be better for me had I read its predecessors. Not bad, but as an intro to Dale Brown, kinda reads like Vince Flynn meets Independence Day. I may pick up another Dale Brown book, but not in my immediate plans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Davis | 1/27/2012

    " Prophetic vision of the damage that rightwingnuts can do to America. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rod | 8/17/2011

    " It takes place mostly at Battle Mountain as the govt is closing down bases. Ok plot but not great. I prefer the hero's to be bigger than life not vulnerable and out of work. I miss the action of the earlier plots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Ansell | 8/11/2011

    " Good book by a good author. I will read more of these books. Might even have to go back to the first one for book club! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathyz | 6/27/2011

    " never really developed an interest in the characters. story was mediocre and not very exciting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathleele | 6/27/2011

    " It was a struggle to finish the book - not going to be a favorite. Maybe Patrick needs to be retired. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/16/2011

    " Fast moving -intense plot. I plan on picking up some of this authors other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 6/7/2011

    " General Patrick McLanahan and his son, Brad, are Civil Air Patrol volunteers who meet up with Russian assasins and home-grown terrorists. Is this what we have to look forward to in America? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Larry | 5/27/2011

    " Basically the same theme as before. Some interesting parts, but overall had the bad guys figured from almost the beginning and was just waiting to see if I was right. Very basic Dale Brown read, although the setting has changed, the story line is the same. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 5/22/2011

    " I have enjoyed the McLanahan series from the start. I am curious to see which way it goes now "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 5/18/2011

    " Prophetic vision of the damage that rightwingnuts can do to America. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 5/18/2011

    " Another servicable Dale Brown thriller. As a completist, I have read all of his books. Some are great. All are generally pretty readable but I havent read any recently that really blew my socks off. But I will read the next one anyway.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheldon | 5/15/2011

    " IT wasn't bad. I think Brown is running out of ideas for the McClanahan series. He may be trying to set up for a second generation thing similar to Clancy, but it just doesn't quite work. He would be better off doing more with the Richter series. "

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About the Author
Author Dale Brown

Dale Brown, a former United States Air Force captain, was born in Buffalo, New York, and now lives in Nevada. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Western European history and received a United States Air Force commission in 1978. He was still serving in the Air Force when he wrote his highly acclaimed first novel, Flight of the Old Dog. Since then he has written a string of New York Times bestsellers, including Shadow Command, Rogue Forces, Executive Intent, and A Time for Patriots.

About the Narrator

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.