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Air Battle Force (Patrick McLanahan #11)

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  928 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Edge-of-Your-Seat Action from the Master of High-Flying Adventure Dale Brown is the author of fourteen New York Times bestsellers, and now he soars to new heights with this outstanding, realistic thriller of warfare and global politics that rivals any headline we can imagine.
On America's newest combat base, U.S. Air Force aerial warfare expert Major General Patrick McLan
Kindle Edition, 544 pages
Published (first published May 13th 2003)
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Henri Moreaux
#11 in the series with an ending which clearly foretells there will be a #12 following soon with only minimally more subtly than a bolded TO BE CONTINUED...

If there's one particular thing I take from this book it's that Patrick McLanahan is a terrible employee always seeming to be at odd with whatever it is his bosses want. No matter how seemingly reasonable or logical the request is, like a boundary testing toddler, McLananhan immediately does the opposite.

Passes the time, but there's better bo
#11 in the Patrick McLanahan series.

Patrick McLanahan, maverick USAF general, uses his futuristic weapons, including remote guided stealth bombers, to assist a Taliban guerilla leading Turkmen forces against a Russian invasion of Turkmenistan.
Austin Lookabill
Very detailed

Dale Brown is an amazing author, I have read many of his books. The detail in which he describes the planes and weapons used is like drawing a picture on the page.
Jim Bocko
Patrick McLanahan always seems to be at odds with his bosses. You should read this book to find out how things turned out this time. I listened to the audiobook.
This was a pretty good book but I am enjoying the "Dreamland" series of books (written by Dale Brown and another author) better. Still, it's worth the read if you like high-tech action.
2 of 5 stars for Air Battle Force by Dale Brown (Audio Abridged edition). Hard to tell if the choppy dis-connected nature of the book was an artifact of the abridgement or of the story. Alot of setup for the Nevada Air National Guard Air Battle Force group and their sci-fi aircraft and soldier battle armor. A little setup of a situation in the former USSR states. Even less of the ABF group resolving the issue. Overall, I was disappointed in how all of the sub-stories hung together. Can't recomme ...more
It has been a long time since I've read one of the books in this series. I liked it.
Prefer to give it 2.5 stars. I enjoy most Dale Brown efforts, but this one fell short. Formulaic. I can't help but enjoy some of that formula because I like these types of stories, but it is not recommended for anyone but the hardcore Dale Brown fans. The story line is broken, confused, and completely unrealistic.
Another solid performance by Brown in this book. One of the first, though with a clear lead in to the next book. I've really enjoyed this series, and find that Brown seems to know how much detail about technologic systems and flight minutia to include, and better, how much to leave out.
Wow, this guy is good. Here is another terrific story with great detail, good science, a hint of lust, and some super awesome air battles in Patrick McLanahan's exciting life. One character finds his story underdeveloped a bit, but it doesn't matter. Dudes: read this.
Ed Kovacs
Good, fun, escapist, riveting futuristic action with crusty old warhorse Patrick McLanahan. More than a dozen novels in this series, and Brown keeps churning out the fun.
A futuristic "War In The Middle East" tale featuring a special U.S. Air
Force group. Mediocre story line with redundant dialogue. Not very
Another fine book in the Mclanahan series. I like the progression that the main characters have taken throughout the series
Usual stuff, world political breakdown, Taliban, Russia overlords, insubordination in the US Army and high tech.
Ronald Searl
Another excellent Dale Brown book. Very forward thinking in his military strategy based upon remarkable technology.
Rob & Liz
Thriller but too detailed in technical information. Good plot and future of modern airforce.
So so story. A little too futuristic and a bit over consumed with the Air Force.
Daniel Hamad
May 17, 2015 Daniel Hamad rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody
I only managed to finish this book because I was so invested in the series.
Gary Barrentine
A lot of technical facts over character.
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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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