|Battle Born (1999) [Novel]|
by Dale Brown
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Filled with explosive adventure, unforgettable characters and authentic technology, Dale Brown's string of New York times best-selling novels has established him as the undisputed master of the aerial thriller. Now he returns to the air in a spectacular novel about a world on the brink of war and a new generation of brash young heroes.
Patrick McLanahan is back. The USAF veteran has been sent to a B-1B Lancer unit in Nevada to train a new tactical strike unit. He has his pick of the most aggressive personalities in the flying game, yet he knows it may take years to pull his bunch of mavericks together to fight as a team.
Then time runs out when the fragile peace in Asia is shattered. What was supposed to be a joint US-Japan-South Korea mock bombing raid turns lethal as South Korean fighter-bombers abandon the script and streak north to attack key North Korean centres in support of massive people's revolt against the Communist regime. To the world's surprise, the raids are a complete success. The North Korean military surrenders, the borders are thrown wide open and the United Republic of Korea is born.
But with its thousands of captured warheads, united Korea is also the world's newest nuclear power, and it is ready to defy the USA and even attack China to preserve its sovereignty. Thus begins a violent conflict that threatens to embroil all of Asia. Enter McLanahan's raw but audacious team, sent into the fray both to protect United Korea and to stop it . . .
Former US Air Force captain Dale Brown was born in Buffalo, New York, and now lives in Nevada. Battle Born is his twelfth novel. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Western European History and received a US Air Force commission in 1978. He was still serving in the Air Force when he wrote Flight of the Old Dog, his widely acclaimed first novel. Since then he has written a series of highly popular action-adventure novels, including, most recently, Fatal Terrain and The Tin Man.
Original title: Battle Born
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure