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Shadow Commandby Dale Brown
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Following their success in crushing Irana (TM)s hostility in Strike Force, General Patrick McLanahana (TM)s new a oeAerospace Battle Forcea has grown into a full-fledged space-based task force, based in orbit on the Armstrong Space Station. But not everyone is supporting McLanahan and his Force. Russia argues that the program is a threat to international peace and security. Under pressure from Russia, the United Nations, and the liberal American press, newly elected US President Joseph Gardner cuts off all funding for this provocative force and dismisses McLanahan, because he says McLanahan will never be part of the a oepath to peace.a Unbeknownst to the public, however, the Russians have blackmailed Gardner into this action with documents exposing the presidenta (TM)s numerous affairs and other potential scandals.
With the ABF decommissioned, Russia sends 125,000 troops into Turkmenistan and Iran and fills the Persian Gulf with its warships. Disobeying orders, McLanahan orders the ABF to strike the Russian forces, momentarily holding off the Russian attack. President Gardner is outraged at McLanahana (TM)s disobedience and orders him back to Washington for disciplinary action. McLanahan refuses the Presidenta (TM)s command and warns Russia that he is prepared to act unilaterally to stop Russian forces from advancing in the Persian Gulf.
The president orders McLanahana (TM)s immediate arrest. But therea (TM)s a problem: McLanahan is virtually untouchable. He is located at one of the most secure bases in the world, with an arsenal of the worlda (TM)s most sophisticated air weapons; plus, he has control of the Aerospace Battle Force and the Armstrong Space Station. Army, MarineCorps, and FBI units converge on the base, but they are easily turned away...but for how long? McLanahan must hold off his own countrymen and battle the aggression of the Russians - while working to clear his name and expose the presidenta (TM)s corruption.
Gen. Patrick McLanahan's Aerospace Battle Force is dismissed when a newly elected U.S. president is blackmailed by the Russians. When Russia attacks, McLanahan refuses the president's command and prepares to act unilaterally to stop the aggressors. Unabridged. 9 CDs.
General Patrick McLanahan's new Aerospace Battle Force has grown into a full-fledged task force based on the Armstrong Space Station. Providing almost instant access to space and every corner of the globe using the Black Stallion spaceplanes, the ABF's powerful network of satellites and unmanned aircraft controlled from space can not only attack any target anywhere on the planet within hours but can even invade any computer network as easily as making a phone call.But the program has its critics and doomsayers, including Russia, the United Nations, and the American press. Wealthy, Western-educated, and sophisticated Russian president Leonid Zevitin uses a combination of top-secret anti-spacecraft weaponry, fearmongering, and new U.S. president Joseph Gardner's own egotism in an effective plan to eliminate all support for the space program. Gardner and his allies in Congress and the Pentagon will stop at nothing ? even destroying one of their own ? to get what they want.Yet McLanahan and his forces refuse to allow the Russian aggression to stand. McLanahan ignores directives from the White House and Pentagon to stand down and orders the ABF to attack secret Russian bases in Iran.President Gardner orders McLanahan's immediate arrest. But before authorities can throw him in jail, they have to figure out how to retrieve him from the space base orbiting the earth. Currently in control of the Aerospace Battle Force from Armstrong Space Station, McLanahan closely watches Russia's movement of weaponry while defending himself against the President's attempts to discredit him. In a race against time, McLanahan must outmaneuver his own countrymen, defeat the Russians, and expose the truth?or die trying.
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