Rogue Forces : Patrick McLanahan

  • by Dale Brown
  • Narrated by William Dufris
  • Series: Patrick McLanahan
  • 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The clash of civilizations will be won...by the highest bidder.The newly inaugurated president, Joseph Gardner, pledged to start pulling U.S. forces out of Iraq on his first day of office. Meanwhile, the former president, Kevin Martindale, and retired Air Force lieutenant-general Patrick McLanahan have left government behind for the lucrative world of military contracting. Their firm, Scion Aviation International, has been hired to take over aerial patrols in northern Iraq.Yet Iraq quickly re-emerges as a hot zone: Kurdish nationalist attacks have led the Republic of Turkey to invade northern Iraq, the new American president needs to regain control of the situation, but he's reluctant to send U.S. forces back into harm's way, leaving Scion the only credible force in the region capable of blunting the Turks' advances. But when Patrick McLanahan makes the decision to take the fight to the Turks, can the president rein him in? And just where does McLanahan's loyalty ultimately lie?In Rogue Forces, Dale Brown, the New York Times-best-selling master of thrilling action, explores the frightening possibility that the corporations we now rely on to fight our battles are becoming too powerful for America's good.

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It Is What It Is

Dale Brown has the McClanahan series that seems to be designed along the lines of the Clancy Ops series. Generally meant for paperback sales at airports, they have tried to upgrade them to hardback status at times. As far as short form, fictional military books they work fine.

I like them since I can generally get them finished in book form on one roundtrip flight of six to eight hours with very little time reading while there.

They follow a formula with only a little deviation from that factor. McClanahan starts off the book still in trouble from the command structure from the last book. Manages to find a way to get into deeper trouble. Finds a way to save the day and stay out of jail and the book is over. Lots of battle and small intrigue in the middle. It really doesn't matter if McClanahan is a Colonel or General in the Air Force or an outside defense contractor, the story is basically the same with the same type of protagonists from without and within battling with him.
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Great Narrator

William Dufris does a great job on the story (reminiscent of "Destroyermen"), but the story kinda drifts a little. The problem may be that there are not really any bad guys in the book; things just get outta hand like in a cafeteria food fight. The Secretary of State is an interesting character, and so is McLANAHAN!!! But, most of the characters are very forgettable.
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- Dan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-28-2009
  • Publisher: HarperAudio