Welcome to Battlefield America
When murderous bands of militiamen begin roaming the western United
States and attacking government agencies, it will take a dedicated group
of the nation's finest and toughest civilian airmen to put an end to the
homegrown insurgency. U.S. Air Force Lieutenant-General Patrick
McLanahan vows to take to the skies to join the fight, but when his son,
Bradley, also signs up, they find themselves caught in a deadly game
against a shadowy opponent.
When the stock markets crash and the U.S. economy falls into a crippling
recession, everything changes for newly elected president Kenneth
Phoenix. Politically exhausted from a bruising and divisive election,
Phoenix must order a series of massive tax cuts and wipe out entire
cabinet-level departments to reduce government spending. With reductions
in education and transportation, an incapacitated National Guard, and
the loss of public safety budgets, entire communities of armed citizens
band together for survival and mutual protection. Against this dismal
backdrop, a SWAT team is ambushed and radioactive materials are stolen
by a group calling themselves the Knights of the True Republic. Is the
battle against the government about to be taken to a new and deadlier level?
In this time of crisis, a citizen organization rises to the task of
protecting their fellow countrymen: the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the U.S.
Air Force auxiliary. The Nevada Wing—led by retired Air Force
Lieutenant - General Patrick McLanahan, his son, Bradley, and other
volunteers - uses their military skills in the sky and on the ground to
hunt down violent terrorists. But how will Patrick respond when
extremists launch a catastrophic dirty bomb attack in Reno, spreading
radiological fallout for miles? And when Bradley is caught in a deadly
double-cross that jeopardizes the CAP, Patrick will have to fight to
find out where his friends' loyalties lie: Are they with him and the CAP
or with the terrorists?
With A Time for Patriots, the New York Times bestselling master of the
modern thriller Dale Brown brings the battle home to explore a
terrifying possibility - the collapse of the American Republic.