THE KREMLIN STRIKE by Dale Brown

THE KREMLIN STRIKE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A despotic Russian leader builds a technologically advanced space station with the power to decimate American satellites.

Brown (The Moscow Offensive, 2018, etc.), a former U.S. Air Force captain, has written the next chapter in the ongoing saga of fabled American pilots Patrick McLanahan and his son, Brad, who are ever adapting to new advancements in techno-warfare and looming threats to the security of the entire world. It's spring 2021, shortly after the U.S. public voted the incompetent president Stacy Anne Barbeau out of office. The new president, John Dalton Farrell, has “every intention of reversing her earthbound policies of drift, indecision, and isolationism.” Evidently, America, and the rest of the free world, will need a strong leader because Russia—under the rule of coldblooded autocrat Gennadiy Gryzlov—has just created a dangerous new weapon. Modeled after a scrapped American defense initiative from the Reagan years, this “coaxial plasma rail gun,” nicknamed Thunderbolt, could potentially make Russia the world’s unchallenged superpower. With the American space defense slowly revitalizing, this unchecked aggression from Russia must be stopped by Brad, his romantic interest (and former Polish special forces soldier) Maj. Nadia Rozek, and the Iron Wolf Squadron, an elite group of operators entrusted with the job of protecting Eastern European allies. This action-packed techno-thriller is filled with enough complex aerospace and aeronautical jargon to sizzle the senses of those who spend time up in the clouds while leaving some of those down on the tarmac dizzy with details.

A well-researched and fast-paced story that provides all the requisite sparks to keep the pages turning.

Pub Date: May 7th, 2019
ISBN: 978-0-06-284301-2
Page count: 464pp
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2019




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