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2.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 5 2.90 (21 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: September 2012 ISBN: 9780062131096
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Former Air Force captain and New York Times bestselling author Dale Brown is an acknowledged master when it comes to bringing military action to breathtaking life, and he has received glowing accolades since his debut, Flight of the Old Dog. Tiger’s Claw proves once again that every rave has been well deserved.

When China launches the first successful test of its antiship ballistic missile, the future looks bleak for America. Fearing the US will lose its naval supremacy in the Pacific, President Kenneth Phoenix finds himself in a compromised position. New technology requires money, but the country is recovering from a massive recession. Without the funds to compete with China’s advancing technology, are the country’s days of naval preeminence in the Pacific running out?

Retired US Air Force Lieutenant General Patrick McLanahan refuses to accept this fate and has a plan to promote the AirSea Battle strategy that will push back against Chinese aggression. Soon America stands ready to deploy an AirSea Battle task force in the South China Sea.

The People’s Liberation Army aggressively deploys advanced fighters, land-based antimissiles, three aircraft carriers, and exotic, top-secret directed energy weapons against their neighbors. But Patrick McLanahan is finally given the green light to lead his force westward to challenge the Chinese threat head-on.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The story grips the reader from the opening page right up to the shocking conclusion. Brown knows how to deliver action with a military slant without making it too tech-heavy for readers not familiar with the jargon.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

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

    " Dale Brown writes a great military thriller. The pacing on this one was a bit slow. And it is obvious that this is part of an arc. Not necessary his best but worthwhile reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane | 1/2/2014

    " It was way too technical and it seemed that the publisher only gave him a certain number of pages because he wrapped the story up way to fast. He should have left out some of the technical stuff that didn't add to the story and then he would have time to finish the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al Menaster | 12/28/2013

    " OK, but not enough action, too much geopolitical stuff "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bill Wilson | 12/24/2013

    " My first Dale Brown book - and certainly my last. Tom Clancy without any of the redeeming qualities. I enjoy the geopolitical plot and find the military hardware descriptions interesting (to a point, and like Clancy, he often doesn't know when to stop; sometimes I felt like I was reading an inventory sheet for an Offut AFB base storeroom). But subtlety and nuance are apparently not writing tools Mr. Brown covered in his writing class after the Air Force. Most of the good guys were cartoonish one dimensional characters spouting neocon bromides or, if they are bad guys, acting as neocons would expect them to behave, and both were a big turn off. I am generally someone who believes in making sure our country is properly protected, but also understand the world is pretty complicated, and Mr. Brown's frequent derision for divergent viewpoints on economic matters and their impact on national defense got tiresome quickly. And here's more bad news: the ending seemed tailor-made to tee up "Tiger's Claw II - The Chinese have more nutjobs too." Read "The Bear and the Dragon" instead. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eric Taub | 12/22/2013

    " I used to be able to depend on Brown for an entertaining, high-tech page-turner, but this is just gruesome. Lots of talk-talk-talk explication with very little payoff in the form of a few predictable, tiresome "action" scenes. The politics are laughable, and I did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jay Clement | 12/14/2013

    " This was a weak book with a plot fluffed up by pages of jargon and unnecessary side stories. Disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 11/24/2013

    " pretty good! looks like it may be time for the next generation to take over! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 11/15/2013

    " I found this novel interesting because of the characters and the subject. Not always easy with this author who has written some clinkers, especially around latino immigration. 7 of 10 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kt | 9/14/2013

    " Good development of one character, but sticks close to the usual Dale Brown formula. Entertaining set up of the conflict, but then lags, and then wraps up far too quickly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clay Davis | 9/13/2013

    " I learned a lot about the South China Sea. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric Molicki | 7/15/2013

    " Meh... Poor man's Tom Clancy I'm afraid... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mikethecripple | 3/12/2013

    " overall... crap, if the last 10 pages or so were different it would be AWESOME but the ending just killed the whole series really with patrick acting (what i would call) completely out of character and i also felt the ending was way too rushed, however still a good read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brett Sorge | 1/22/2013

    " Did not finish. Just to cryptic and did not like the writing style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Twila | 12/30/2012

    " The book was very thorough in its description of military hardware. I liked that though, and the plot was very intense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 12/11/2012

    " To me this one was just okay. China is the new biggest enemy to the US and The Maclanahan family will have to save the day again! It was still a fun read and it leaves you waiting for the next book to see what happens next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Nuernberg | 11/21/2012

    " Awesome Book, continued the tred he's done well with in all his other books. Couldnt put it down "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 11/3/2012

    " A bit too technical but fairly easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 9/22/2012

    " A great read if you're a retired air pilot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ned | 9/21/2012

    " This is junk food. It is tasty, but too much junk food is bad for you. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chuck | 9/13/2012

    " When will I learn? An author's style does not change for the better although I have known some whose styles have deteriorated. Mr. Brown's descriptions and dialog is just as trite, verbose and redundant as ever. I'm going to add him to my "Don't Bother" list. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Larry | 8/31/2012

    " Basic book. The story line is getting old. Would actually rate this a little below a 3...but not a 2. May have to give up on Brown. "

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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.