When a spy mission goes terribly wrong in Russia, the newly elected President actually confesses to espionage...and blows the lid of secrecy off of Dreamland. This same President has vowed to downsize the military, not only sending troops home from abroad, but sending them home as well. When a power vacuum develops in the Balkans, a greedy Russian oil tycoon masterminds the movement of Russian troops into the region, literally guarding the path for his oil pipeline. When the President refuses to act, endagering the stability of the region, Patrick McClanahan and Hal Briggs' ISA group must rescue a spy and save a pair of downed pilots, all the while fighting an administration refusing to act...Led by former President Kevin Martindale, Patrick and company eventually alienate themselves from the rest of the military, taking the fight for freedom and justice into their own hands...A chilling thriller and a fresh look at the way Americans would fight a future conflict...
This report prepared by Jacob Hurt
Putnam, May 2001, 25.95, 469 pp.
For the first time since Washington, an independent wins the election for president of the United States. Thomas Thorn owes nothing to either the Republicans or the Democrats. The former Desert Storm hero believes in isolating America. He orders the ground troops home from Europe, as he has no desire to use the Armed Forces as peacekeepers.
With the Yankees returning home, old rivalries flare up throughout Europe. Many of them are orchestrated by the avaricious Russian druglord Pavel Kazakov, who wants to build an oil pipeline to the Baltic. He needs the cooperation of several former Soviet Republics. To accomplish his goal, Pavel devices a deviously clever plan that keeps the area filled with minor skirmishes and battles. This would lead to the Russians returning to take control and rebuild their former empire. Only General Patrick McLanahan stands in his way and he must defy his Commander-in Chief.
Dale Brown is one of the best writers of techno-thrillers on the market today. Fans of Clancy will love WARRIOR CLASS especially with the radical change in American foreign policy and the world reaction to the withdrawal of the only superpower. The story line is loaded with military action that supports the theme of “My country, right or wrong, my country” vs. the value of doing what the individual believes is the right thing.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner