Starfire: A Novel

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HarperCollins, May 6, 2014 - Fiction - 432 pages
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New York Times bestselling author Dale Brown—"the best military writer in the country" (Clive Cussler)—is back with Starfire, a masterful military thriller that explores a future that is all too possible, and all too close–the weaponization of space

With the death of his heroic father, bomber and space warfare veteran Patrick McLanahan, Bradley McLanahan must now fly solo, leading a team of young engineers designing Starfire, the world's first orbiting solar power plant.

Starfire will not only deliver unlimited and inexpensive electricity to anywhere on planet Earth, it can also transmit power to the moon, and even to spacecraft and asteroids. It's a crucial first step in the exploration of the solar system, and Bradley and his team are on the cutting edge.

But U.S. president Kenneth Phoenix's plans to militarize and industrialize Earth's orbit sparks an arms race in space that eclipses the darkest and most terrifying days of the Cold War. Before he can prevent it, Bradley and his team are caught at the center of a battle that threatens to become all-out global war for control of space.

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User Review  - Brandi - Goodreads

The premise for this book was fantastic, it had a lot of potential. The story line was slow and the writing not that great. Not his best work. Read full review

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User Review  - Al Smith - Goodreads

Much like Clancy's books featuring Ryan Junior, Brown's McLanahan series featuring young Bradley lacks originality and intrigue. I found myself reading only short sections of this book before losing interest. Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Dale Brown is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, starting with Flight of the Old Dog in 1987, and most recently Tiger's Claw. A former U.S. Air Force captain, he can often be found flying his own plane over the skies of Nevada.

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