Aerial technothriller once again featuring Patrick McLanahan (Warrior Class, 2001, etc.). Now a general in the US Air Force, McLanahan finds himself unwanted everywhichway: the government, the military, and his own family are down on him. This sets him up as fair game for Makta Salaam, beautiful widow of the assassinated president of Egypt. The president of Libya killed her husband, and Makta wants his head and other parts. With McLanahan and his tech-smarts in tow, she beats an assassination attempt against herself and rises to power in Arab North Africa after seducing and killing her husband’s murderer. Then she decides the Gaza Strip belongs in her empire and has her troops invade, with Syria and Israel going on red alert.
Will this be Brown’s 14th consecutive flag-waving, gung-ho charge up the bestseller list? With a wily, romantic female antagonist and US interest in the Gaza Strip at an all-time high? Let’s get serious.