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Patrick McClanahan is back again...and this time it's personal. Gregory Townsend, the senior survivor of the Henri Cazaux terrorist cell, has begun to grab the reins on the drug trade in California, and he will stop at nothing to accomplish his goal. Among the first casualties of his campaign of terror is Patrick's younger brother, a rookie cop. Patrick must now take his revenge, using the latest in military technology developed by the boy genius Jon Masters...A thrilling account of revenge, comparable to Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (at least in general themes)...Packed with action and sci-fi thrills...
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The review of this Book prepared by Jacob Hurt

A fast-paced action thriller which would make one hell of a movie! Patrick MacLanahan, ongoing hero of Dale Brown's novels, must go into action when his rookie cop brother is seriously wounded in a shootout between police and mercenaries at a robbery which goes wrong. His friend Jon MAsters, inventor of high-tech military weapons, has devised the ultimate body armour - an electronic suit using nanotechnology and composite materials which can instantluy harden into stronger-than-steel armour for his Ultimate Soldier project for the US Army. Patrick and Jon go into combat, blowing the city of Sacramento wide open on the train of Gregory Townsend, an ex-SAS soldier who buys out all the California drug gangs and forms the ultra-right-wing Aryan Brigade, causing terror and mayhem. But what are his real motives? Highly enjoyable in a ROBOCOP way, this is a fantastic holiday read, in spite of some farfetched ideas. But then again, you never know what military secrets exist!
The review of this Book prepared by Nick Warren

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story:    -   near future Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   drug dealers    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   pilot, airforce Age:    -   40's-50's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Misc setting    -   prison    -   fort/military installation    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   dropped from large heights    -   run over    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   exploded into bits Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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