The world is falling apart, and there are plenty of people willing to take advantage. One of
them is Parvel Kazakov, a Russian oilman with close ties to organized crime and an audacious
idea: build a huge pipeline through the Balkans, get the Russian army to back him and
everybody gets rich. Though NATO will object, the new American President's emphatic policy
of isolationism will guarantee no effective opposition. Russia will dominate Europe. Kazakov
will dominate the oil supply.
But he hasn't reckoned with Patrick McLanahan. The young Air Force general leads a combat
mission deep into Russia - until he is put in check by the President himself. As Kazakov and
Russia continue their unrelenting drive towards European hegemony, McLanahan and his team
find themselves faced with a dire choice. Which is the greater threat: the dangerous empire in
front of them - or the dangerous president at home? Which ever way they choose, there is no
"Like the thrillers of Tom Clancy, Stephen Coonts and
Larry Bond, the novels of Dale Brown brim with
action, sophisticated weaponry and political intrigue…
--SAN FRANSISCO CHRONICLE
"Brown is the best military adventure writer in the
country – a master"
"Dale Brown is a superb storyteller"