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Executive Intent

A Novel

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“For fictional thrill rides on the printed page, get on board with the novels of Dale Brown.”
—New York Newsday

The incomparable Dale Brown (“The best military writer in the country” —Clive Cussler) roars back at full throttle with Executive Intent. The perennial New York Times bestselling master delivers another action-packed tale of international intrigue and technological weaponry that pits the world’s superpowers in a terrifying contest for dominance of outer space and the Earth’s oceans. Vince Flynn and Brad Thor fans will flock to the man whose electrifying visions of near-future warfare remain the gold standard of the techno-thriller genre. Executive Intent is Dale Brown at his best.

From Publishers Weekly

Mar 29, 2010 – China and Russia pursue newly aggressive policies in hot spots like Somalia and Yemen that threaten the U.S. in this exciting near-future political thriller from bestseller Brown (Rogue Forces). Kenneth Phoenix, the U.S. vice president, finds himself at odds with Joseph Gardner, the cautious U.S. president, who's inclined to cancel a space weapon system, which includes a precision-guided artificial meteorite, in favor of negotiating treaties to abolish space-based weapons. Characters from past Brown books, like Lt. Gen. Patrick McLanahan (ret.) and Lt. Col. Jason Richter, play key roles as the U.S. faces growing crises at sea and in space. Congress scarcely exists. Techno-thriller fans will enjoy the detailed descriptions of cutting-edge technologies as they morph into action sequences (“The sabots hit the Earth traveling almost two miles a second, each with the force of a two-thousand-pound high-explosive bomb, creating a crater large enough to fit a jumbo jet within it”).

Customer Reviews


Very slow plot development and way too much detail about things that didn't matter.

Great to Bad

All but the last chapter was good. It was as if the author realized he needed to do something else and needed to finish the book right away. You are in the middle of the story and then it's all over in a couple of pages. I couldn't believe it was wrapped up like that.

Not up to par

The story goes from full-speed to an unexpected full-stop at the end. I had to go back on my iPad and make sure I hadn't skipped over a large portion of the book. Not sure why it was written this way, but not what I've come to expect from this author.

Executive Intent
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  • $5.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: May 11, 2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 480 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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