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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (361 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 2010 ISBN: 9780061993039
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The United States has just launched the most powerful weapon in history—a missile-launching satellite called Thor’s Hammer that can strike anywhere on the planet in seconds. The world’s other major superpowers, Russia and China, are rocked by America’s development, and they scramble to respond by gaining control of the seas.

But when terrorists hijack Pakistani missiles and fire them at Indian cities, US President Joseph Gardner has only one option: use the untested Thor’s Hammer. But when something goes awry, Pakistan decides to give China naval strategic advantage by granting access to Middle Eastern ports.

To make matters worse, Somali pirates board a Chinese freighter and slaughter the crew. China responds by brutally attacking and then occupying Somalia, quickly setting up missile pads that can target US Naval ships. Now the US high command is on red alert and the country’s security is in total jeopardy.

Another flash point quickly emerges—in Earth’s orbit. When Chinese and Russian spacecraft surround an American space station, the threat is clear: negotiate and compromise, or China and Russia will cripple the US Navy with ballistic missiles. Will the world’s superpowers be plunged into a full-scale war?

With Executive Intent, the New York Times bestselling master thriller-writer Dale Brown crafts an action-packed tale of intrigue and technological weaponry that pits the world’s superpowers in a contest for Earth’s oceans and ultimate high ground—space.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “William Dufris is an accomplished and versatile reader…he delivers an experienced and animated performance that adds heft and color to characters that are already easy to visualize, and his talent enhances the story with increasing tension that makes the most of this exciting action techno-thriller.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Tom Clancy fans and tech-heavy thriller junkies will find this novel to be pure joy. The political components add an extra level of interest, making this one of Brown’s better efforts.”

    Booklist

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Hubbs | 1/18/2014

    " Ah, Dale Brown. Another cookie cutter plot, with ineffective politicians who despise the military techno-gear until it's too late. If the technology and the political scenarios weren't so interesting, I'd have given up on you by now. As it is... Three stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amos | 1/2/2014

    " of MB 3/8/2011. std 3/10/11 9:10 at St Vincent's Worcester. Finis 3/26/2011 4 star. Exciting fiction. Hope we are busy... but probably not. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Helge Moulding | 12/31/2013

    " If you're curious why I didn't like it, here's my review of this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mors | 12/31/2013

    " This isn't a bad book, has quite a good story line, I feel the only thing that lets it down is the completely unrealistic president character. Worth a read though "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carol Ann | 12/10/2013

    " Geez Dale, this books (as far as I read) reads like a hand book for fighter pilots. The closest I have come to this reality is knowing there may be an air marshall on my flight. Try to stick to fiction. I'll read this when it is accommpanied by Executive Intent for Dummies! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mehul Patel | 12/9/2013

    " Lots of complex military jargon but interesting/depressing on the world outlook. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dad | 11/18/2013

    " Good story, but too much techy info for me. "

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

    " Not bad. The first few chapters are interesting, the entire middle of the book is then setting up the last 50 pages or so. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 7/7/2013

    " The McLanahan saga goes on.. resolving several issues but opening new stuff to be resolved in the next book. However, things seem to be slowing down a bit - this one was not quite the "can't put it down" thriller which past adventures have been. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 5/19/2013

    " Tape - good book - enjoy tapes of these books on the commute. More technical info than I would enjoy in a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry | 3/14/2013

    " Outstanding book by Dale Brown. I have read almost all of his books and I love LT. General Patrick McLanahan. Great story with a very good ending. President Gardner in this story is a LOOSER. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 3/10/2013

    " As always, Brown previews much of the world's geopolitical tensions as well as today's and the futures military technology...the continuing saga of America's cutting edge and the insipid politcal atmosphere that our brave forces must also confront "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerald Hoskelis | 9/3/2012

    " Always a good work of military workmanship.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Randy | 6/18/2012

    " I bought this book by accident, but the story wasn't bad. If you like military books this may be your kind of book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 5/7/2012

    " good. high tech military and civilian warfare in air and space. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shirley Funk | 2/11/2012

    " More technical info htan I cared for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 11/26/2011

    " The McLanahan story continues...the "can do" military types faced by a timid and insipid President and his administration...this groups faces this quite a bit in their recent stories...this one deals with space-based weapons and the ensuing geopolitical drama...OK!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 10/5/2011

    " Brown has moved from the battlefield to the desk of the chief executive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simon | 7/4/2011

    " Good read for a break, but do not expect balanced picture of US-rest of the world international relations, as this one is heavily biased towards "We, the Americans, are always good and all the others are not". But then, reading was fun, if you lower your expectations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dad | 6/13/2011

    " Good story, but too much techy info for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerald | 4/27/2011

    " Always a good work of military workmanship.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mehul | 4/21/2011

    " Lots of complex military jargon but interesting/depressing on the world outlook. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 4/17/2011

    " As always, Brown previews much of the world's geopolitical tensions as well as today's and the futures military technology...the continuing saga of America's cutting edge and the insipid politcal atmosphere that our brave forces must also confront "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 3/13/2011

    " Just started... tons of jargon! I hope it gets better!

    Unfortunately, it did not. Not very good, I wouldn't recommend it unless you are a crazy missile/NASA nut who wants to know all the technical details about everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amos | 3/9/2011

    " of MB 3/8/2011. std 3/10/11 9:10 at St Vincent's Worcester. Finis 3/26/2011 4 star. Exciting fiction. Hope we are busy... but probably not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 3/2/2011

    " Tape - good book - enjoy tapes of these books on the commute. More technical info than I would enjoy in a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry | 2/25/2011

    " Outstanding book by Dale Brown. I have read almost all of his books and I love LT. General Patrick McLanahan. Great story with a very good ending. President Gardner in this story is a LOOSER. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 11/6/2010

    " Ah, Dale Brown. Another cookie cutter plot, with ineffective politicians who despise the military techno-gear until it's too late. If the technology and the political scenarios weren't so interesting, I'd have given up on you by now. As it is... Three stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 8/15/2010

    " The McLanahan story continues...the "can do" military types faced by a timid and insipid President and his administration...this groups faces this quite a bit in their recent stories...this one deals with space-based weapons and the ensuing geopolitical drama...OK!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carol Ann | 6/23/2010

    " Geez Dale, this books (as far as I read) reads like a hand book for fighter pilots. The closest I have come to this reality is knowing there may be an air marshall on my flight. Try to stick to fiction. I'll read this when it is accommpanied by Executive Intent for Dummies! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 6/17/2010

    " The McLanahan saga goes on.. resolving several issues but opening new stuff to be resolved in the next book. However, things seem to be slowing down a bit - this one was not quite the "can't put it down" thriller which past adventures have been. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Larry | 6/14/2010

    " Not bad. The first few chapters are interesting, the entire middle of the book is then setting up the last 50 pages or so. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shirley | 6/11/2010

    " More technical info htan I cared for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 6/10/2010

    " Brown has moved from the battlefield to the desk of the chief executive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 6/9/2010

    " Another fun read by Dale Brown.

    I missed the last few & now have to go back & read them also.


    Spoiler alert: The good guys win!
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 6/7/2010

    " good. high tech military and civilian warfare in air and space. "

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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.