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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (170 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:
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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.”


  • 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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