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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Company; 1 edition (11 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061560855
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061560859
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 771,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dale Brown is a former US Air Force captain who served as a navigator from 1978 to 1986, logging thousands of hours aboard both B-52 and FB-111 bombers.

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The very latest techno-thriller from the master of the genre, Dale Brown. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Dale Brown is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, starting with Flight of the Old Dog in 1987. A former U.S. Air Force captain, he often flies his own plane over the skies of the United States. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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3.8 out of 5 stars

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Ross Sidor on 17 May 2010
Format: Hardcover
Despite a few books that have been downright horrible, most of Dale Brown's books have been immensely entertaining. A large cast of characters, great action and adventure, great stories.

Although a little light on the action, Executive Intent is no different. Like the previous books, Brown continues to shift his focus from strategic bombers to weapons systems in space. Although a couple of his recent books have been pretty far fetched, the scenarios here are realistic and believable. The US's technological advancements in this area have greatly boosted its ability to project power around the globe. China and Russia respond to challenge American power, in Africa, on the oceans, and in outer space. With that setup, Executive Intent follows the usual Brown formula with detailed scenes of politics and policy making in the White House, strategic planning, and descriptions of military technology in action. The books looses one star for a noticeable lack of action. I don't need lots of action to be entertained, but I do expect more battle scenes in a Dale Brown deliver, and this one didn't completely deliver on that count. The action here mostly consisted of a couple minor, routine naval skirmishes, but all the space scenes were definitely cool. I kept anticipating the book to lead up to a big confrontation at the end, but it was somewhat anti-climactic and events at the end seem rushed. Still a quick, enjoyable story, especially if you've read Brown's previous books.

This seemed to be a transitional book, setting up the new scenarios, characters, plots, and geopolitics the next installments will likely cover.

Brown's written over 20 twenty books, going back to the 1980s. The best books for new readers interested contemporary geopolitical thrillers and a great series should check out Warrior Class, Air battle Force, Plan of Attack, Strike Force, Rogue Forces, and Executive Intent. Brown's Dreamland spin-off series also includes lots of great books.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. Cheung on 16 Aug 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I've always been a big fan of Dale Brown having read most of his books. So this was the first book out of my bag during my recent holiday.

To be fair the plot is typical Brown and the story built itself up nicely. Without giving too much away my disappointment was at the ending. Usually you expect a finale, the culmination of events during the book. The feeling I came away with was that the story just ran out of steam. A bit like balloon flying around the room with air coming out. Zipping all over the place before suddenly coming to a stop then just falling onto the floor.

Sorry maybe it was just me but I didn't care for this one at all.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Inspector John on 20 Dec 2012
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A very slow read, with too much technical detail. I got bogged down in the detail and lost the thread. Could not finish it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ChrisW on 25 Aug 2012
Format: Paperback
I bought this book by mistake, though it was dan brown... Oops... It starts well includes real world news clips to set the scene then a tense fairly well written first chapter, mentions the American holocaust in 2004 in passing - hold on what was that bit again? The American holocaust... Ok skip over that the first chapter ends well, getting towards page 50 and the American holocaust pops up again, which turns out to be a totally ludicrous sneak attack by Russia on all American ICBM sites and anti ballistic missile sites around the world followed by the Russians allowing the American to fly around russia casually bombing their bases in return LOL. Now that's got to be just about the most implausible plot I've ever read and I've read some stinkers. Even so carrying on until we get to the fact that the Russians some 6 years later are still relied upon to service the space station with a Soyuz capsule even though the plot has already used a single stage to orbit spaceplane to practically do the same thing, Its as if this was written by more than one person and they didn't read each others work.

Stopped reading ... Start sending to charity shop!

Note to self buy glasses before going shopping next time...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Avid reader on 7 Jun 2012
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How many times can the world be saved by one man and his incredible fighting machines? How many times will he go against his own government before they decide to get rid of him? The books have a formula and are very much the same now. Good if you like the world being saved and are reading for the first time, but bad if you've read previous books. Time for a new hero and storyline.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By kes on 31 May 2012
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I found this novel interesting from a futuristic/technical aspect,but with a superficial plot,not very believable characters,and a truncated ending,suggesting more of the same will be forthcoming.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. E. Bray on 7 Oct 2013
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The yarn is a feeble attempt to continue his earlier success, but the storyline is too far-fetched, to the point it has become ridiculous.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bones on 24 May 2013
Format: Paperback
I wanted to enjoy this so badly, but it was the most frustrating book I have ever read. 360 pages of a lame duck president whining and shouting surrounded by sycophantic, stupid yes people and the US forces getting randomly attacked while being "powerless" to respond. Then in the space of one paragraph McLanahan's "Cybernetic Army" attacking Russian forces is "detailed" in one paragraph to kill the story off... Awful, awful, awful. McLanahan and his band of renegades destroying the enemy while the US military sits around with their thumbs up their a$$es in every book... it was great to start with, but this formula is old now. Rogue Forces was brilliant, and hopefully A Time for Patriots and Tiger's Claw with make up for this lame plot.

I don't normally take the time to review a book, but this one really annoyed me because Dale Brown is one of favourite authors.
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