On Sale: February 23, 2010
Featuring: Joseph Gardner; Patrick McLanahan
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The clash of civilizations will be won . . . by the highest
What happens when America's most lethal military contractor
becomes uncontrollably powerful? His election promised a new
day for America . . . but dangerous storm clouds are on the
horizon. The newly inaugurated president, Joseph Gardner,
pledged to start pulling U.S. forces out of Iraq on his
first day in officeâ€”no questions asked. Meanwhile, former
president Kevin Martindale and retired Air Force
lieutenant-general Patrick McLanahan have left government
behind for the lucrative world of military contracting.
Their private firm, Scion Aviation International, has been
hired by the Pentagon to take over aerial patrols in
northern Iraq as the U.S. military begins to downsize its
presence there. Yet Iraq quickly reemerges 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 situationâ€”immediatelyâ€”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: with his
country, his commander in chief, his fellow warriors . . .
or with his company's shareholders?
In Rogue Forces, Dale Brown, the New York
Times bestselling master of thrilling action, explores
the frightening possibility that the corporations we now
rely on to fight our battles are becoming too powerful for
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