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3.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 5 3.87 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dale Brown Narrator: TBD , William Dufris Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Patrick McLanahan Series Release Date:
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On America's newest combat base, U.S. Air Force aerial warfare expert Major General Patrick McLanahan and his crew of daring engineers are devising the air combat unit of the future. Known as Air Battle Force, it can launch concentrated, stealthy, precision-guided firepower to any spot on the globe within hours. And soon McLanahan and his warriors will have their first target.

Chased out of Afghanistan, Taliban fighters are planning to invade the neighboring oil-rich Republic of Turkmenistan, an isolated and wealthy central Asian state. As alliances form and forces collide, the impending battle for control of the world's largest oil deposits threatens to tear apart the tenuous peace created by America's victories in Afghanistan. It's up to McLanahan and a handful of American commandos half a world away, aided by an untested and unproven force of robotic warplanes, to win a war in which everyone -- even "friendly" forces at home -- wants them to fail.

Performed by David McCallum.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A page-turning, high-tech thriller...Sure to please.”

    USA Today

  • “Hot...A tale of high-tech warfare...A prime summer read.”

    Reno Gazette-Journal

  • “[Brown’s] writing is exceptional...the dialogue, plots, and characters are first-class...Far too good to be missed.”

    Sunday Mirror (London)

  • “[An] absorbing techno-thriller...Brown fans will declare this a page-turning delight.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Tense pages hard-focused on aerial hardware as Brown pumps it up for fans–who know what they're getting.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Dufris reads every word, every military part, and every action with exacting precision. He changes inflection and phrasing when switching among US soldiers, Taliban and Turkmenistan fighters, and Russians. There’s little actual gore and lots of military strategizing and seat-of-your-pants flying, and Dufris’ narration never gets in the way of the action. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Derek | 3/14/2011

    " So so story. A little too futuristic and a bit over consumed with the Air Force. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Peter | 8/28/2010

    " Usual stuff, world political breakdown, Taliban, Russia overlords, insubordination in the US Army and high tech. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Charles | 6/17/2010

    " Another fine book in the Mclanahan series. I like the progression that the main characters have taken throughout the series "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Chuck | 5/5/2010

    " A futuristic "War In The Middle East" tale featuring a special U.S. Air
    Force group. Mediocre story line with redundant dialogue. Not very

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