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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 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 worlds first orbiting solar power plant.Starfire will not only deliver unlimited and inexpensive electricity anywhere on planet Earth, it can also transmit power to the moon, and even to spacecraft and asteroids. Its 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 Phoenixs plans to militarize and industrialize Earths orbit sparks an arms race in space that eclipses the darkest and most terrifying days of the Cold War.

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Dale Brown

Former U.S. Air Force captain Dale Brown is the superstar author of 21 action-adventure "techno-thriller" novels: FLIGHT OF THE OLD DOG (1987) , SILVER TOWER (1988) , DAY OF THE CHEETAH (1989) , HAMMERHEADS (1990) , SKY MASTERS (1991) , NIGHT OF THE HAWK (1992) , CHAINS OF COMMAND (1993) , STORMING HEAVEN (1994) , SHADOWS OF STEEL (1996) , FATAL TERRAIN (1997) , THE TIN MAN (1998) , BATTLE BORN, (1999) , WARRIOR CLASS (2001) , WINGS OF FIRE (2002) , AIR BATTLE FORCE (2003) , PLAN OF ATTACK (2004) , ACT OF WAR (2005) , EDGE OF BATTLE (2006) , STRIKE FORCE (May 2007) , SHADOW COMMAND (2008) ROGUE FORCES (2009) , EXECUTIVE INTENT (2010) and A TIME FOR PATRIOTS (May 2011) . Fourteen of his novels have been New York Times best-sellers. He is also the co-author of the best-selling DREAMLAND techno-thriller series and writer and technical consultant of the Act of War PC real-time strategy game published by Atari Interactive and the Megafortress PC flight simulator by Three-Sixty Pacific. Dale's novels are published in 11 languages and distributed to over 70 countries. Worldwide sales of his novels, audiobooks and computer games exceed 12 million copies.

Dale was born in Buffalo, New York on November 2, 1956. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Western European History and received an Air Force commission in 1978. He was a navigator-bombardier in the B-52G Stratofortress heavy bomber and the FB-111A supersonic medium bomber, and is the recipient of several military decorations and awards including the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Combat Crew Award, and the Marksmanship ribbon. Dale was also one of the nation's first Air Force ROTC cadets to qualify for and complete the grueling three-week U.S. Army Airborne Infantry paratrooper training course. He was also an Air Force instructor on aircrew life support and combat survival, evasion, resistance, and escape.

Dale supports a number of organizations to promote law enforcement, education, and literacy. He is a Life Member of the Air Force Association, U.S. Naval Institute, and National Rifle Association. He is a command pilot for Angel Flight West (www.angelflightwest.org) , a group that donate their time, skills, and aircraft to fly medical patients free of charge. He is also a mission pilot with the Civil Air Patrol, flying a variety of missions in support of the U.S. Air Force and other federal agencies. He is a multi-engine and instrument-rated private pilot and can often be found in the skies all across the United States, piloting his Piper Aztec-E airplane. On the ground, Dale enjoys tennis, scuba diving, and soccer. Dale, his wife Diane, and son Hunter live near Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

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