It is up to the President of the United States to make the
tough call in serious times and set the course of action.
Yet, Presidents are only as good as their advisers and those
to whom they will listen more than others. Such was the
choice faced by President Joseph Gardner, a man more
political than military maneuvers, when confronted with a
midnight emergency meeting about the take over of key
missiles in Pakistan by terrorists. Forced to make an
almost split second decision to save New Delhi and the loss
of millions of lives, he makes his choice.
Deciding to use an incredibly powerful (but still not fully
tested) weapon, Gardner achieves his objective but gives
his enemies new fodder to move forward in changing the
power imbalance against the United States and to end its
dominance in world order.
Using the capture of a freighter by Somalian
pirates as an excuse, China brutally and forcefully invades
and conquers Somalia, then sets it eyes on other key port
targets. As the powerful Russia Bear supports China in its new
external ambitions, they move to shift the tide on American
supremacy. With President Gardner's eyes more on his
campaign clothes for photo-ops and thwarting the political
aspirations of his Vice-President, will he give the rapidly
deteriorating and changing shift in control the attention
it deserves? Will the advice he follows be the right
one? Will he leave his astronauts in space to be
totally vulnerable to attack?
Anyone who follows world news will be shocked and alarmed
by the realism and powerful unfolding of the plot in
this latest political thriller by New York Times best
selling author, Dale Brown. Renowned for his understand of
the latest in military and space technology and
weapons, EXECUTIVE INTENT (16th book in the Patrick
McLanahan series) will be welcomed by his existing fans
while still a very readable thriller by new ones. A
must read book for sure!
When America develops the most powerful defense system in
history, will it be used to protect the nation-or will it be
used to force universal domination? This question must be
answered in the stillness of outer space and the corridors
of the White House.
The United States has just unleashed the most powerful
weapon in history-a missile-launching satellite called
Thor's Hammer that can strike anywhere on the planet in
seconds. Now the United States stands unchecked in military
Or does it?
The world's other major superpowers, Russia and China, are
rocked by America's development, and they scramble to
respond by gaining control of the seas. When terrorists
hijack Pakistani missiles and fire them at Indian cities,
U.S. president Joseph Gardner has only one option: to use
the untested Thor's Hammer. But something goes awry and the
Hammer misses one of its targets, killing thousands of
Pakistani civilians. In retaliation, Pakistan and the Middle
East decide to give China strategic naval advantage by
granting it access to Middle Eastern ports.
To make matters worse, days after the crisis, Somali pirates
board a Chinese freighter off the coast of Mogadishu and
slaughter the crew. China responds by brutally attacking and
then occupying Somalia, quickly setting up missile pads that
can target U.S. naval ships across vital sea-lanes in the
Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden, as well as any ships
transiting the Suez Canal. Now the U.S. high command is on
red alert and the country's security is in total jeopardy. . . .
Another flash point quickly emerges-in Earth's orbit. When
Chinese and Russian spacecraft surround an American space
station, the threat is clear: negotiate and compromise, or
China and Russia will cripple the U.S. Navy with ballistic
missiles. Retired Air Force lieutenant general Patrick
McLanahan returns to assist the commander of the U.S. Space
Defense Force, Kai Raydon. But can McLanahan and Raydon stop
the Chinese and Russian spaceships? Or will the world's
superpowers be plunged into a full-scale war? All the while,
President Gardner must face threats from within when his own
vice president begins to challenge his decisions-and maybe
even his job.
With Executive Intent , the New York Times bestselling
master thriller-writer Dale Brown crafts an action-packed
tale of intrigue and technological weaponry that pits the
world's superpowers in a contest for Earth's oceans and
ultimate high ground-space.