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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The story line was slow and the writing not that great. - Goodreads
Characterization was probably the weakest ar - Goodreads
I am also no stranger to Dale Brown's storytelling. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Dayle - Goodreads

Disappointed - I have read Dale Brown for years starting with Flight of the Old Dog but I just couldn't even finish this one. It might get better but I wasn't willing to wait so I flipped to the didn't make me want to fill in the middle. Read full review

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User Review  - Ehb - Goodreads

weird, but as always enjoyed the aviation / space science and hardware, but you need to be a tech nerd to get into it Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Dale Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, from Flight of the Old Dog (1987) to, most recently, Starfire (2014). A former U.S. Air Force captain, he can often be found flying his own plane in the skies of the United States.

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