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Night of the Hawk (Patrick McLanahan #2)

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Five years ago, the Old Dog crossed the skies of the Soviet Union on a daring mission. One brave airman sacrificed his life to save his fellow crew members. His body was left in the Siberian wastes, while the Old Dog soared off to victory. Now, it has been discovered, David Luger never died. Captured and brainwashed by the KGB, Luger revealed U.S. military secrets of steal ...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published May 1st 1993 by Berkley (first published June 15th 1992)
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Brett Tompkins
I have a difficult time starting Dale Brown books because the print is always small and the first part is usually pretty slow. However, as with other Brown books I've read, once the action starts I can't put it down. This story was fantastic.
Henri Moreaux
This is the second book in the Patrick McLanahan series (Hammerheads takes place before this novel but is officially not part of the series).

The book takes place primarily in Lithuania & Belarus where after the collapse of the United Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) / Союз Советских Социалистических Республик (CCCP). A now ex-KGB officer holds a US prisoner from the first book, David Luger, who is forced to collaborate on aircraft design at a facility in Lithuania. With the collapse of the
When I first read this book, just after it was published, I thought it was a ripping good yarn. Then, I went through a phase of despising 'unreality' in books and I unloaded all my Dale Brown novels and others that did not meet my standards for reality. I've since chilled a bit and recovered many of the books that were purged back then. Technically, this book is fairly accurate and if Dale Brown had stuck to a straight middle-of-the-road techno-thriller, it would probably have gained another sta ...more
Bob Conner
Dale Brown had me with Flight of the Old Dog and he doesn't believe in catch and release. Another awesome read from Brown and the very effective use of continuation of main characters.

When I read Dale Brown, I'm often awed at his technical knowledge, but even more intriguing is his almost clairvoyant ability to write stories that connect with the future.
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Brandon Mendoza
this is by far one of the best book ive read recently! this is a very good mix of fiction and non fiction that is based on the cold war between U.S and the soviet union. Night of the hawk is a great book that begins at sea, aboard an aircraft carrier, and this happens to be when there is a secret mission that this pilot (luger) has to be apart of, and during this mission his plane gets shot down. Everybody is lead to believe he has died, whiloe the truth is, he has not. So he is working for the ...more
Great novel. A bit political for the first half but it seems necessary to set up the finale. The ending was a little abrupt and apart from finding out where Dave Luger ended up, we don't get to really explore the effects of his years of brainwashing. More emphasis on that story line would've been good as well and may have added a little extra to the book. Other than that though, I enjoyed it thoroughly and am looking forward to the next book in the "Patrick McLanahan" series!
Ken Johnson
Too much detail on the weaponry specifics took away from the adventure almost stopped reading half way through
Kurt Vosper
I like this particular series of books about the hero in question. I thought this was the second best on in the series after Flight of the Old Dog.
This is a great story about the attempted rescue of Dave Luger from war-torn Lithuania after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
I found out that this is the second in the timeline..
I always enjoy Dale Brown's books. Highly recommended.
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Bill Klanderman
Another good book by brown
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Former U.S. Air Force captain Dale Brown is the superstar author of eleven consecutive New York Times best-selling military-action-aviation adventure novels: FLIGHT OF THE OLD DOG (1987), SILVER TOWER (1988), DAY OF THE CHEETAH (1989), HAMMERHEADS (1990), SKY MASTERS (1991), NIGHT OF THE HAWK (1992), CHAINS OF COMMAND (1993), STORMING HEAVEN (1994), SHADOWS OF STEEL (1996) and FATAL TERRAIN (1997) ...more
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