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Rogue Forces [Paperback]

Dale Brown
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4 Aug 2011
Newly inaugurated president Joseph Gardner has followed through on his pledge to pull American forces out of Iraq. But the region has quickly re-emerged as a hot zone, as Kurdish nationalist attacks have led the Republic of Turkey to invade northern Iraq. Reluctant to recommit U.S. troops, the commander-in-chief turns to former president Kevin Martindale and retired Air Force Lieutenant-General Patrick McLanahan, who have left government behind for the lucrative world of military contracting. Their private firm, Scion Aviation International, is suddenly the only credible armed force in the region capable of blunting the Turks' advances. America's most lethal military contractor has become more powerful than anyone anticipated-too powerful for even the President to control. Now Patrick McLanahan is going rogue, determined to take the fight directly to the Turks, and no one is going to stop him. But where does his loyalty ultimately lie: with his country, his commander-in-chief, his fellow warriors . . . or with his company's shareholders? Praise for Dale Brown: 'Clancy's got serious company.' New York Daily News. 'When a former pilot with years of experience turns his hand to writing thrillers you can take their authenticity for granted. His writing is exceptional and the dialogue, plots and characters are first-class!far too good to be missed.' Sunday Mirror. 'Brown puts us into the cockpits of wonderful machines and gives us quite a ride. His flying sequences are terrific, authentic and gripping.' New York Times Book Review. 'The best military adventure writer in the country.' Clive Cussler

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Corsair (4 Aug 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849016860
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849016865
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 441,717 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 latest bestseller from Dale Brown.

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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.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Truly atrocious! 6 Sep 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
As this book progresses it becomes ever more ludicrous and for the first time in years I'm about to give up having already ready 75% of it.

Dale Brown's story telling is actually pretty good, but this certainly isn't the military techno thriller I was expecting. It starts out in a vaguely plausible way but rapidly descends into utter farce as the central characters unleash their utterly implausible Robocop character on the Turkish army. If you want a good trashy read (which I really do), this isn't it. Save your money and buy a Tom Clancy, Jeffrey Archer or even Clive Cussler. All of them would be classified as highbrow non-fiction compared to this drivel. I want my money (and 5 hours of my life) back!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as usual 11 May 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I'm a regular Dale Brown reader, both his own books, and the collaborations with Jim Defelice, and have enjoyed them all, and look forward to the next.

However, this is the first (hopefully, only) one that I've been disappointed by, I'm not sure exactly what it is, but it feels lightweight, the characters aren't as detailed as usual, the plot wasn't as involving.

Not out-and-out bad, but definitely not as good as it could be.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pot boiler with nothing new. 15 Aug 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Sorry Dale - loved your earlier books but this is just a rehash of old concepts with nothing new to say. With the best will in the world I got close to the end but couldn't be bothered to finish it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good read 15 Feb 2010
I liked the basic plot and again McLanahan does what what he does best, upsetting the White House and getting the job done.
In addition I enjoyed the conversations between the US and Turkish Presidents.
This book proved to me that Dale Brown is still one of the best authors in military(aviation) fiction.
Like always, he picks true world events and spins a good story around it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight fun 30 Jan 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'd not read (as I recall) a Dale Brown book before, but as this was a daily deal on Kindle and I've enjoyed novels of a similar style before (judging by all the "The new Tom Clancy" plaudits on his books) I thought it would be a good holiday read for a skiing trip.

As I forgot to take my usual selection of magazines with me on this holiday, I got through it all while I was away.

It is very much in the style of Tom Clancy with lots of 'techno-babble' (much of it made up!), but it was an enjoyable, lightweight read for a holiday and certainly better than a "Tom Clancy with" book I read recently.

I'm not going to rush out and buy a load more Dale Brown's on the strength of it though, but equally I wouldn't mind picking up another some time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book 14 Jan 2012
Having read nearly all of Dale Brown's previous novels, this one does not disappoint! There are good clear links back to characters and events in his previous books and the ongoing plot to oust the main character, Patrick, from his 'priviledged' position continues unabated.

The scenario, based in Turkey, is compelling and if you have read his previous books, you will notice that places and military bases mentioned in this book, where Turkey 'becomes the enermy', were previously mentioned in the context of 'friendly forces' that helped Patrick, Sky Masters, Scion International and the United States out of historic scraps with old and not-so-old enemies. There's even a reference to a weapon system from very early on in the series (for those 'in the know', used in the skirmishes with the Chinese navy) that makes a welcome return with great effect!

At one stage, I really felt that this story was suddenly going to 'flop' and to 'decelerate' rapidly, which would be out of character for Brown - I did actually have sudden doubts about Brown and wondered whether this might be a first in this respect (shame on me for doubting him!); however, thankfully, the pace quickly picked up again and an excellent and appropriate ending was delivered with crisp clarity and a certain finality (I won't spoil it for you). The story ends (if Brown's 'ongoing' stories ever do!!!) with a few obvious possibilities for future novels and you are not left in any doubt that Patrick will live to fight another day, perhaps even stronger than before and more emboldened than ever. As a bonus, a sudden twist appears at the end and the US president gets a 'friendly chat' from an unexpected source - that should make the next novel most interesting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dale Browns Rogue Forces 29 Sep 2011
Rogue forces is way up with the best Techno thrillers,Keeps you gripped with the story line with every word. like all the best writers they keep you enthralled with their ability to keep you on the edge of your seat
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rogue Forces 8 Mar 2010
Once again I was enthralled with the way that Dale Brown gets you involved with the story. It does'nt matter what the story is doing you are engaged with the people involved and you get the feeling that you know them and if anything happens you hurt the same way.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Riveting read..
Published 2 days ago by John
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what it seems.
Expecting a gripping war story, all I got was second rate unbelievable science fiction. Waste of money, would not bother again.
Published 3 months ago by GC Leicester
4.0 out of 5 stars Not rogue
Dale Brown does what he does best. An entertaining read with some interesting characters and a nice flowing plot. Well worth it for fans of this type of novel.
Published 5 months ago by h d malsher
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant writer and things could happen for real
Enjoyed this and other Dale Brown books, because certain events are similar to actual events in the past and possible in the future
Published 6 months ago by Kevin Rowe
5.0 out of 5 stars Rogue Forces
Like all of the other Dale Brown books a good read. If you haven't read any of the others in this series this is a good start.
Published 10 months ago by Philip Boaler
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
Quite a fast pace. Easy book to pick up and read a few chapters at a time without losing the plot
Published 10 months ago by AndyM1966
5.0 out of 5 stars My type of book - action all through
This is non stop, edge of the seat action that includes feasibility, reality, fantasy and Dale Brown. What more would readers of action books want. Good stuff.
Published 10 months ago by NodNodPilot
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Excellent story that keeps you interested all the time. Never a dull moment and would be great while relaxing on the beach.
Published 11 months ago by George Ian Jennings
4.0 out of 5 stars Good action to stretch the imagination
Like any good action movie this book stretches the bounds of the possible, many complain about this kind of stuff being unbelievable, its meant to be, its fiction. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Gerard McGuinness
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
As always Dale Brown keeps you glued to the story it's full of action and great characters and you won't want to put it down
Published 12 months ago by David Doig
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