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Book - 2014 | First edition
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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 world's 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. 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 an all-out global conflict for control of space.

Publisher: New York : Willaim Morrow, c2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062262394
Branch Call Number: FIC Brow
Characteristics: 407 p


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Aug 13, 2018

This could have been half the length of 627 pages. There is far too much technical explanation that shows off the author’s vast knowledge but does very little, if anything, to advance the story or describe the characters. In fact, the characters do not drive the story; Events drive it. The story is something of a bore, but quite exciting for all that. One huge thread left hanging is what happened to the state of Russo-American relations, as the Russian president is portrayed as a maniac. Not recommended reading, unless you love thrillers.

Jun 18, 2014

Dale Brown does it once again. Non-stop action from cover to cover this time with the son.

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