Arctic Storm Rising: A Novel (Nick Flynn #1) (Hardcover)
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.
Dale Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, from Flight of the Old Dog (1987) to, most recently, Eagle Station (2020). A former U.S. Air Force captain, he can often be found flying his own plane in the skies of the United States. He lives near Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
— The Real Book Spy
“This action-packed techno-thriller is filled with enough complex aerospace and aeronautical jargon to sizzle the senses.... A well-researched and fast-paced story that provides all the requisite sparks to keep the pages turning.”
— Kirkus Reviews on The Kremlin Strike
“Spectacular… The action builds to an exciting climactic battle... Brown shows once again why he stands out in the crowded military thriller genre.”
— Publishers Weekly on The Kremlin Strike
“Dale Brown is a superb storyteller.”
— W. E. B. Griffin
“Brown’s spectacular future space weapons systems are utterly convincing. Tom Clancy fans won’t want to miss this one.”
— Publishers Weekly on Eagle Station
“The best military adventure writer in the country today.”
— Clive Cussler
“Brown’s look at the future of the military and potential conflicts with new technology and warfare continues to be engaging.… Fans who have grown fond of Patrick and his team will love this latest installment.”
— Booklist on The Kremlin Strike
“Plenty of action-filled flying time described in the type of detail that will thrill most space junkies and fans of flight. A well-researched tale of technologically rich thrills.”
— Kirkus Reviews on Eagle Station