Storming Heaven (Independent Series #4)

Storming Heaven (Independent Series #4)

by Dale Brown

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Beginning with his bestselling debut, Flight of the Old Dog, ex-Air Force captain Dale Brown has redefined the modern military thriller. Now, in his New York Times bestseller Storming Heaven, Brown brings back the heroic Coast Guard admiral Ian Hardcastle in a tale of covert warfare that will leave reader hanging on the edge of their seats.

“Dale Brown is superb storyteller.”—W.E.B. Griffin
“A master at mixing technology and action . . . He puts readers right into the middle of the inferno.”—Larry Bond
“Brown has mastered this genre.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Riveting.”—The Buffalo News
“A superior book . . . An action-loaded plot.”—The Virginian-Pilot
“Smashing . . . The prose here is crisp, the action scenes move.”—The Sacramento Bee

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425147238
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/02/2002
Series: Independent Series , #4
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Former U.S. Air Force captain Dale Brown is the author of several best-selling military-action-aviation-adventure 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) and Shadows of Steel (1996). Dale's novels are published in 11 languages and distributed to over 70 countries.

Dale was born in Buffalo, New York on November 2, 1956. He graduated from Penn State University 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. He flew over 2500 hours in various military tactical and training aircraft from 1978 to 1986 and was also a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne School.

Dale is a volunteer pilot for AirLifeLine, a non-profit national charitable medical transportation organization who fly needy persons free of charge to receive treatment. He also supports a number of organizations to support and promote law enforcement and reading. He is a member of the Airplane Owners and Pilots Association, The Writers Guild, and a Life Member of the Air Force Association and U.S. Naval Institute. 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 Aerostar 602P. On the ground, Dale enjoys tennis, scuba diving, and hockey. He lives in Incline Village, Nevada.

What People are Saying About This

Larry Bond

A master at mixing technology and action...he puts readers right into the middle of the inferno.

Clive Cussler

The best military adventure writer in the country today.

W E. B. Griffin

Dale Brown is a superb storyteller.

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Storming Heaven (Independent Series #4) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Av3ryRD More than 1 year ago
I read this book and really liked it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author really pegged an internationally known church that is really a greedy cult but I wont give names. I loved everything except the ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very well-written novel that deals with the issue of terrorism and commercial aviation. Hitting targets of high value with civil-aviation assests is not a new idea. Tom Clancy may be a great author and Executive Orders/Debt of Honor were both well written books but they did not contain original thought in the use of civil aircraft as weapons. Dale Brown deserves a lot of credit for his original thinking.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Storming Heaven, Brown takes a break from his usual characters (McLanahan, Luger, etc) to bring back Coast Guard Admiral Ian Hardcastle who, along with Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Al Vincenti, must find and stop crazed arms dealer terrorirst Henri Cazaux, who has began a bombing campaign across the US, before he can hit his next target, Washington, D.C. This was only an average Brown novel, though still good. The ending is one of Brown's finest and Cazaux is his best villain.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading several of Brown's efforts including Night of the Hawk and Silver Tower among others, I don't know if I'll read another one. Storming Heaven is such a great book I have a feeling the rest may disappoint. Brown puts you in the cockpit of the fighters and the emotions the pilots must feel. Characters come to life in this book and there is no shortage of political gridlock. The only drawback is Brown's numerous derogative comments about President Clinton and his Administration. While all Americans can choose whom they like and don't like in politics I'm not sure Fiction books are the appropriate place to share them. A definite must read I couldn't put it down once I started.