Executive Intent (Patrick McLanahan #16)
The United States has just launched the most powerful weapon in history -- a missilelaunching satellite called "Thor's Hammer" that can strike anywhere on the planet in seconds. The world's other major superpowers, Russia and China, are rocked by America's development, and they scramble to respond by gaining control of the seas.
But when terrorists hijack Pakistani missiles...more
What I liked about this book:
** Geopolitical tensions between the powers of China, Russia, and the US. At last, a book that isn't just about Islamic extremists!
What I disliked about this book:
** Pages and pages of descriptions of weapons, cockpit technologies, and more. For me, it was too much detail and I couldn't follow i...more
When two power hungry counties, China and Russia, join forces against the US after an incident, much quick decision making has to be done. The fundamental differences in the President and the Vice President...more
New President, Joseph Gardner, knows the way he wants to strengthen and maintain America’s dominant presence in the world. It takes an increase in aircraft carriers. This leaves the budget too tight to pursue any space weapons systems and some countries are noticing America’s vulnerabilities.
When two power hungry counties, China and Russia, join forces against the US after an incident, much quick decision making has to be done. The fundamental differences in the...more
EXECUTIVE INTENT is the 16th book involving Patrick MacLanahan. It...more
I’ve missed a couple of Dale Brown’s thrillers. This takes place a few years after Tin Man. An insipid president is faced with multiple international incidents and reacts with timidity. An assertive vice-president deals with the crisis with the help of retired General Patrick McLanahan.
Dale Brown keeps one foot in the present and his head and the other foot in the near future. He projects current events into the near future with often painful clarity. His stories a...more
It took me a while to read it because I couldn't find a connection which came when I realized how lethargic President Gardner was. At least the VP was able to demonstrate authority. I noticed that the characters were developed slower than other books of these genre. Throughout the story was at times similar to an extensive report with too many tech details and initials. It became a little...more