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Executive intent [sound recording]
Dale Brown
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From Publishers' Weekly:

The Chinese and Russian heads of state collaborate, using deception and sabotage to jeopardize the successful U.S. military facilities on the sea and in space. Recurring characters from Brown's previous books play major roles in both thrilling military operations and tense political confrontations. William Dufris is an accomplished and versatile reader; having read previous Brown books on audio, he delivers an experienced and animated performance that adds heft and color to characters that are already easy to visualize, and his talent enhances the story with increasing tension that makes the most of this exciting action techno-thriller. A Morrow hardcover (Reviews, Mar. 29). (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

Brown's latest novel continues a series that began eons ago with Flight of the Old Dog and includes all the familiar but tired characters and the advanced but largely fictitious super military hardware developed in those novels. The Chinese and Russians are fearful that the latest weapon installed on America's space station will threaten their security and stifle their ambitions. Thus, they focus their own weapons on destroying the station and threatening the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Dire dilemmas emerge, especially as it is presidential election time. Will there be war, or will there be at least a somewhat peaceful resolution to the crises? Verdict While the premise is intriguing, the execution is second rate at best. Brown's technothrillers have become stale, the characters lack depth, and the plots utterly implausible. While Brown's fans will slip into a familiar comfort zone here, series newcomers will find that the large ensemble cast, along with the over-the-top technology, is simply overwhelming. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 1/10; unabridged audio CD ISBN 978-0-06-162962-4; HarperLuxe ISBN 978-0-06-197925-5.]-Robert Conroy, Warren, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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