Filled with explosive adventure, unforgettable characters and authentic technology, Dale Brown's string of New York times
best-selling novels has established him as the undisputed master of the aerial thriller. Now he returns to the air in a spectacular
novel about a world on the brink of war and a new generation of brash young heroes.
Patrick McLanahan is back. The USAF veteran has been sent to a B-1B Lancer unit in Nevada to train a new tactical strike unit. He
has his pick of the most aggressive personalities in the flying game, yet he knows it may take years to pull his bunch of mavericks
together to fight as a team.
Then time runs out when the fragile peace in Asia is shattered. What was supposed to be a joint US-Japan-South Korea mock
bombing raid turns lethal as South Korean fighter-bombers abandon the script and streak north to attack key North Korean centres
in support of massive people's revolt against the Communist regime. To the world's surprise, the raids are a complete success. The
North Korean military surrenders, the borders are thrown wide open and the United Republic of Korea is born.
But with its thousands of captured warheads, united Korea is also the world's newest nuclear power, and it is ready to defy the USA
and even attack China to preserve its sovereignty. Thus begins a violent conflict that threatens to embroil all of Asia. Enter
McLanahan's raw but audacious team, sent into the fray both to protect United Korea and to stop it . . .
Former US Air Force captain Dale Brown was born in Buffalo, New York, and now lives in Nevada. Battle Born is his twelfth novel. He
graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Western European History and received a US Air Force commission in 1978.
He was still serving in the Air Force when he wrote Flight of the Old Dog, his widely acclaimed first novel. Since then he has written
a series of highly popular action-adventure novels, including, most recently, Fatal Terrain and The Tin Man.
"Like the thrillers of Tom Clancy, Stephen Coonts and Larry Bond, the novels of Dale Brown brim with action, sophisticated
weaponry and political intrigue . . . first-rate"
--SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
"Brown has the technothriller down cold"
"Dale Brown is a master at mixing technology and action.
He puts readers right into the middle of the inferno"
"Unusually thoughtful . . . Brown is a master of this school of fiction,
bringing life to his characters with a few deft strokes"