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Iron wolf / Dale Brown.

By: Brown, Dale, 1956-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]Copyright date: ©2015Edition: First edition.Description: xxiv, 480 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780062262370 (hardcover).Subject(s): Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction | Political fiction | Heroes -- United States -- Fiction | World politics -- Fiction | United States -- Foreign relations -- Russia -- FictionDDC classification: 813/.54 Summary: In the spring of 2017, the U.S. economy is rebounding under President Stacy Anne Barbeau, the country's first female president. But her leadership is about to be severely tested: Russian president Gennadiy Gryzlov has sent Special Troops, disguised as pro-Russian activists, into Ukraine and Moldova. Though NATO is outraged, its response is tepid. Refusing to let Russian aggression go unpunished, former U.S. president Kevin Martindale approaches Polish president Peter Wilk with a radical solution: a counterattack using a covert force of Cybernetic Infantry Device (CID): manned robots. Underwritten by the wealthy Wilk, Operation Iron Wolf is launched - without the knowledge of the Americans or its NATO partners. The CID's initial strikes are successful, infuriating Gryzlov and propelling President Barbeau to pledge western help to investigate the attack. With international tensions at the boiling point, Martindale's secret alliance, supported by the best military technology, is determined to outmaneuver the Russians.
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In the spring of 2017, the U.S. economy is rebounding under President Stacy Anne Barbeau, the country's first female president. But her leadership is about to be severely tested: Russian president Gennadiy Gryzlov has sent Special Troops, disguised as pro-Russian activists, into Ukraine and Moldova. Though NATO is outraged, its response is tepid. Refusing to let Russian aggression go unpunished, former U.S. president Kevin Martindale approaches Polish president Peter Wilk with a radical solution: a counterattack using a covert force of Cybernetic Infantry Device (CID): manned robots. Underwritten by the wealthy Wilk, Operation Iron Wolf is launched - without the knowledge of the Americans or its NATO partners. The CID's initial strikes are successful, infuriating Gryzlov and propelling President Barbeau to pledge western help to investigate the attack. With international tensions at the boiling point, Martindale's secret alliance, supported by the best military technology, is determined to outmaneuver the Russians.

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Booklist Review

Brown's latest has that eerie ripped-from-tomorrow's-headlines feel. The Russian president destroys a small town in Poland that he believes is harboring terrorists, and the first female president of the U.S. demands answers. Negotiations seem to be nothing more than a stall tactic, prompting a former U.S. president to conspire with the Polish president to launch an attack against the Russians using armed robots. The ending is a bit abrupt, but it ignites reader interest in the rest of the story, to come soon. The action, the technology, the politics, and even the personal stories make this tale one of Brown's best in some time.--Ayers, Jeff Copyright 2015 Booklist

Kirkus Book Review

As a diabolical false-flag scheme fractures the uneasy Ukrainian peace, Brown (Starfire, 2014, etc.) out-Clancys Tom in his latest action thriller. In the near future, new U.S. President Stacy Anne Barbeau plays softball when 'roid-raging Russian President Gennadiy Gryzlov goes super-Putin. Former Russian leader Igor Truznyev secretly directs partisan attacks in occupied Ukraine and points to the Poles as culprits. Barbeau prefers politics to statesmanship"Have your people focus-grouped it?"and she leaves Polish President Piotr Wilk at Russia's mercy. Into the breach steps one-time U.S. President Kevin Martindale and his private military contracting company, Scion, providing "special infantry with remarkably powerful weapons and a mix of advanced unmanned aircraft." Thereafter explodes a firestorm of acronym-powered actionsJASSMs, MALDs, AGM-154A, AIM-120Call as "a means to offset Russia's superior numbers and more advanced weapons." Brown's love for obsolete aircraft asserts itself as F-111 fighter-bombers are reconfigured as drones. The big dogs in the fight are Cybernetic Infantry DevicesIron Wolves12-foot-tall "remarkable force multiplier[s]," two of which alone wipe out a Russian air base. The plot's plausible, but there's irony to be found in the paragraphs about the perils of mercenary forces that are followed by praise for troops who are essentially mercenaries, "these brave American allies." The action's relentless, but characters, neither complex nor deep, are role-players excepting someone new, a cyborg: Patrick McLanahan, a rebellious U.S. general thought to have been killed but now doomed to live within a CID set to monitor "his brain and body and [supply] the oxygen, water, and nutrients needed to sustain his life." While linked to Brown's previous novel, this fast-paced read has enough explanation to allay confusion as high-tension, all-out action-adventure flames across Eastern Europe. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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