Catalogue


Fatal terrain /
Dale Brown.
edition
Berkley ed.
imprint
New York : Berkley Books, 1998, c1997.
description
xvi, 474 p. ; 18 cm.
ISBN
0425162605 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
New York : Berkley Books, 1998, c1997.
isbn
0425162605 (pbk.)
general note
"Berkley novel"--Spine.
catalogue key
5112573
A Look Inside
About the Author
BIH Author Biography
Dale Brown, a former U.S. Air Force captain, is the author of Flight of the Old Dog, Day of the Cheetah, Chains of Command, and many other bestsellers. Brown lives in Nevada, where he often can be found in the skies, piloting his own plane.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 1997-05-19:
" `It's nothing you haven't done before, General,' McLanahan said. `I know you've gone over the Mach at one hundred AGL in the B-1B, and you've shook off fighters in a B-52 down low before, too.' " Readers whose pulse rises at sentences like that will find that Brown's (Storming Heaven) latest hymn to airborne death and destruction will get their engines up to full rev. Laden with acronyms like COMNAVAIRPAC and CINCPAC, full of stiffly worded patriotism ("And thank you for what you and Tiger Jamieson did over Iran and the Persian Gulf. You averted a major world oil crisis, and probably another Desert Storm. Job well done"), the narrative nevertheless manages to jet through a complex story involving a Chinese plot to retake Taiwan. Crippled by huge budget cuts, the Air Force looks hopeless in the face of this aggression‘until a secret, private fleet of Megafortresses comes to the rescue. As usual, Brown's encyclopedic knowledge of everything military (and his boyish delight in putting it all down on paper) go a long way toward excusing his tinny dialogue and leaden prose. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Appeared in Library Journal on 2003-04-15:
Just before the reacquisition of Hong Kong, the Communist Chinese attack the Nationalists on Taiwan. The initial Communist successes trigger further conflicts in Korea, South Asia, and the Middle East, while the United States responds with Patrick McLanahan and his modified EB-52 Megafortress. This work is filled with megaaction and megatonnage of technical details. The characters, on the other hand, suit this genre well enough-jet jocks, slimy politicians, and ruthless Chinese Communists, among others. Joseph Campanella's performance of this thriller, while not outstanding, is more than adequate. His voice is polished and resonant, performing narrative better than dialog. Brown is popular, so public libraries may wish to consider.-Michael T. Fein, Central Virginia Community Coll., Lynchburg (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Brown is excellent at fully animating his characters...and his ability to bring technical weaponry to life is amazing...Brown's combat sequences are first-rate." -- San Francisco Chronicle "Dale Brown is a superb storyteller." -- W.E.B Griffin "A master at mixing technology and action. He puts readers right into the middle of the inferno." -- Larry Bond
"Brown is excellent at fully animating his characters…and his ability to bring technical weaponry to life is amazing…Brown's combat sequences are first-rate." -- San Francisco Chronicle "Dale Brown is a superb storyteller." -- W.E.B Griffin "A master at mixing technology and action. He puts readers right into the middle of the inferno." -- Larry Bond
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Summaries
Main Description
The bestselling author of Dale Brown's Dreamland and Warrior Class, Dale Brown thrills readers with his chillingly realistic descriptions of high-tech warfare. Now, in this explosive novel, Brown takes to the Asian skies... The People's Republic of China has launched a terrifying attack against Taiwan. Cold. Swift. Deadly. The U.S. isn't willing to stand by and watch, but when they come to Taiwan's aid, they're dealt an unexpected blow from Chinese forces. It looks like the U.S. is going down... Until aerial strike warfare expert Patrick McLanahan and genius Jon Masters come into the picture. Together, they have created a monster -- the EB-52 Megafortress. A high-tech display of weaponry, fully equipped with stealth cruise missiles. The most sophisticated bomber the world has ever seen. The unsinkable "flying battleship." Now China is on its way to a nuclear high noon. And the Doomsday clock is ticking...
Main Description
The bestselling author of Dale Brown's Dreamland and Warrior Class, Dale Brown thrills readers with his chillingly realistic descriptions of high-tech warfare. Now, in this explosive novel, Brown takes to the Asian skies… The People's Republic of China has launched a terrifying attack against Taiwan. Cold. Swift. Deadly. The U.S. isn't willing to stand by and watch, but when they come to Taiwan's aid, they're dealt an unexpected blow from Chinese forces. It looks like the U.S. is going down… Until aerial strike warfare expert Patrick McLanahan and genius Jon Masters come into the picture. Together, they have created a monster--the EB-52 Megafortress. A high-tech display of weaponry, fully equipped with stealth cruise missiles. The most sophisticated bomber the world has ever seen. The unsinkable "flying battleship." Now China is on its way to a nuclear high noon. And the Doomsday clock is ticking…
Unpaid Annotation
China has launched an attack on Taiwan. The U.S. isn't strong enough to help--until Masters and McLanahan show up. Together, they have built the EB-52 Megafortress, the unsinkable "flying battleship". But is it enough to turn the tides?
Unpaid Annotation
The bestselling author of Dale Brown's Dreamland and Warrior Class, Dale Brown thrills readers with his chillingly realistic descriptions of high-tech warfare. Now, in this explosive novel, Brown takes to the Asian skies…The People's Republic of China has launched a terrifying attack against Taiwan. Cold. Swift. Deadly. The U.S. isn't willing to stand by and watch, but when they come to Taiwan's aid, they're dealt an unexpected blow from Chinese forces. It looks like the U.S. is going down…Until aerial strike warfare expert Patrick McLanahan and genius Jon Masters come into the picture. Together, they have created a monster -the EB-52 Megafortress. A high-tech display of weaponry, fully equipped with stealth cruise missiles. The most sophisticated bomber the world has ever seen. The unsinkable "flying battleship."Now China is on its way to a nuclear high noon. And the Doomsday clock is ticking…

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