Review: Drone Strike – Dale Brown

Mass Market Paperback: 528 pages
Publisher: Harper (May 27, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062122827
ISBN-13: 978-0062122827
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Captain Turk Mako – U.S. Air Force Pilot.
Christine Todd – U.S. President.
Captain Parsa Vahid – Iranian Pilot.


The U.S. has discovered that Iran may be secretly working on nuclear missile technology. A special department of the Department of Defense pulls in Captain Turk Mako to go behind Iranian lines and destroy the production facility. However, things are not as simple as they seem. While trying to destroy the factory, Turk must also avoid and fight off his Iranian counterpart Parsa Vahid.


This was a fairly exciting novel with a lot of action sequences. For those who like Air Force type thrillers, air battles, and scientific weaponry, this is a thriller made for you. The writing style was very detailed and presented a visual image of Turk’s surroundings as he battled his way in and out of Iran.

The characters were well developed, and I found myself like Turk. While war novels typically aren’t a genre I read a lot of, I found myself enjoying this, and would definitely read of Turks adventures. If I had to put it into a category, I’d say fans of Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy will probably find a lot to love in this book.

I’d rate it PG-13 for teens and older due to the content. But for a fun, fast ride into and out of Iran, and some great air battles, pick up Drone Strike, and be sure to drop back by and let us know what you thought.

About the Author

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 (, 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.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to MeganĀ at Harper Collins for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review. You can discuss it here or join my facebook page and discuss it there.