Arctic storm rising A novel

Dale Brown, 1956-

Book - 2021

"After a CIA covert mission goes badly awry, U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Nicholas Flynn is exiled to guard a remote radar post along Alaska's Arctic frontier. This dead-end assignment is designed to put his career permanently on ice, but Flynn's not the type to fade quietly into obscurity... As winter storms pound Alaska and northern Canada, Russian aircraft begin penetrating deep into friendly airspace. Are these rehearsals for a possible first strike, using Russia'...s new long-range stealth cruise missiles? Or is some other motive driving the Kremlin to take ever-increasing risks along the hostile Arctic frontier separating two of the world's great powers? When an American F-22 collides with one of the Russian interlopers, things go south fast - in seconds, missiles are fired. There are no survivors. Despite horrific weather, Flynn and his security team are ordered to parachute into the area in a desperate bid to reach the crash sites ahead of the Russians. It's now obvious that the Pentagon and CIA are withholding vital information, but Flynn and his men have no choice but to make the dangerous jump.Soon they're caught in a deadly game of hide-and-seek with Spetsnaz commandos operating covertly on American soil. It seems that the F-22s and their Russian counterparts aren't the first aircraft to have gone missing in these desolate mountains. The Kremlin is hunting for the first prototype of its new stealth bomber - which vanished on what was supposed to be a test flight... while loaded with nuclear-armed stealth cruise missiles. As Russia and the U.S. square off on the brink of all-out-war, it's up to Nick to find the missing bomber-- and prevent a potential nuclear holocaust."--Publisher.

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Brown, Dale, 1956- Nick Flynn novel ; bk. 1.
Subjects
Genres
Action and adventure fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Published
New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers [2021]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Series numeration from goodreads.com.
Physical Description
xvii, 377 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780063015043
0063015048
Main Author
Dale Brown, 1956- (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Brown, whose Patrick McLanahan thrillers have built him a large fan base, launches a new series. Nick Flynn is a disgraced U.S. Air Force intelligence operative, exiled to an assignment in Alaska. But wouldn't you know it: a new Russian stealth bomber on its maiden flight crashes into the Alaskan mountains, and it falls to Flynn to locate the missing aircraft before the Russians can get to it. There may be new characters and a new story here, but otherwise Brown sticks to what's been working: a huge cast (most of whom, except for the leads, are thinly drawn), terminology-heavy prose, nods to real-world tech (the missing plane is a PAK-DA, a real Russian plane currently in development), and a writing style that gets right to the point without any stylistic flair. The author's fans will give this one an enthusiastic thumbs-up, but readers who've never found Brown to be their cup of tea won't change their minds. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

This first in a new series has U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Nick Flynn tasked with beating the Russians to the crash site after an American F-22 and a Russian aircraft meet head-on above Alaska's mountains—in the midst of a raging blizzard. What's worse: The Russians are also seeking a missing aircraft that has nuclear-armed stealth cruise missiles aboard. With a 125,000-copy first printing. Copyright 2020 Library Journal.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

This strong series launch from bestseller Brown (Eagle Station) introduces Capt. Nick Flynn, a smart-mouthed U.S. Air Force intelligence officer banished to a remote outpost in Alaska, where he heads up a ragtag bunch of similar military outcasts with little real responsibility. Suddenly, his unit is ordered into emergency action. The Pentagon has received word that a Russian supersecret stealth bomber, commandeered by Col. Alexei Petrov, has landed somewhere in the Alaskan wilderness, and Petrov is asking for $2.6 billion in exchange for revealing its location. As a winter storm builds, Flynn and his men parachute into the frozen frontier, poorly supplied, a traitor in their ranks, and facing Russia's elite spetznaz fighters. The brisk plot showcases the latest military technology and warfare techniques. The rough-and-ready Flynn, a handsome rogue with good social skills and a doer's mentality, gets lost at times amid the large cast, but the ending suggests he'll play a more central role in his next outing. Brown consistently entertains. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group. (May) Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Exiled to guard a remote radar post along Alaska's Arctic Frontier, U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Nicholas Flynn, after an American F-22 collides with a Russian interloper, is ordered to find a missing stealth bomber before the enemy and prevent a potential nuclear holocaust.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Exiled to guard a remote radar post along Alaska’s Arctic Frontier, U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Nicholas Flynn, after an American F-22 collides with a Russian interloper, is ordered to find a missing stealth bomber before the enemy and prevent a potential nuclear holocaust. 125,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

First in a new series from New York Times bestselling author Dale Brown, featuring U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Nick Flynn on the hunt for Russian commandos in the mountains of Alaska.After a CIA covert mission goes badly awry, U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Nicholas Flynn is exiled to guard a remote radar post along Alaska's Arctic frontier. This dead-end assignment is designed to put his career permanently on ice, but Flynn's not the type to fade quietly into obscurity... As winter storms pound Alaska and northern Canada, Russian aircraft begin penetrating deep into friendly airspace. Are these rehearsals for a possible first strike, using Russia's new long-range stealth cruise missiles? Or is some other motive driving the Kremlin to take ever-increasing risks along the hostile Arctic frontier separating two of the world's great powers? When an American F-22 collides with one of the Russian interlopers, things go south fast'in seconds, missiles are fired. There are no survivors. Despite horrific weather, Flynn and his security team are ordered to parachute into the area in a desperate bid to reach the crash sites ahead of the Russians. It's now obvious that the Pentagon and CIA are withholding vital information, but Flynn and his men have no choice but to make the dangerous jump. Soon they're caught in a deadly game of hide-and-seek with Spetsnaz commandos operating covertly on American soil. It seems that the F-22s and their Russian counterparts aren't the first aircraft to have gone missing in these desolate mountains. The Kremlin is hunting for the first prototype of its new stealth bomber'which vanished on what was supposed to be a test flight'while loaded with nuclear-armed stealth cruise missiles. As Russia and the U.S. square off on the brink of all-out-war, it's up to Nick to find the missing bomber'and prevent a potential nuclear holocaust.