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26 April 2004

Dale you truly have some guts to come-out publicly with your statement and apology. I don't believe most people would have done what you've done. You made a mistake (you are human afterall), you fessed-up to it and you're moving on. I've met you a couple of times (Sunrise Mall in Sacramento and Mather AFB BX) and you seemed like a genuine down-to-earth gentleman. You've lost no respect from this fan. I've read each of your books and am anxiously awaiting next month. Good luck to you. Your family and friends (and readers) will still be there for you my friend.


27 April 2004

I am a Belgian reader (heli and sportsplane pilot to) and owner of all your books, some twice because i bought them with another cover sometimes thinking that it was a new one without paying attention to the title.

As a frequent reader, i spent mostly some hours a week with your heroes and their adventures. Sometimes i tap the table making everyone looking up, when i read a trully great genius phrasing or finding. (The little genius girl and the dog etc). Also i greatly appreciate the moral and philosofical sometimes oneliners that say it all. Conclusions. Overdrive mental reasoning etc. I can feel and phrase also and sometimes correct or critic some lines in them as well. I was an english copywriter for local magazines for several years. Having said that in Warrior Class i found only one typefault. But this is not why i write you all this.

One day i can propose a critical view, but for now I wish you GOOD STRENGHT en a GOOD OUTCOME on this tax plea. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD FOR MORE WORKS OF YOU, so do not let bother you to much by whats happening. After all it s only a financial thing. There is no moral problem to chew to long on. Mistake, ok lets change the attitude. Gambled, lost, stop gambling and start again. If in the whole world they put behind bars al the people and companies that try to save for tax on their earnings or try to reduce tax pay in all different ways, we would see something .. (a very quiet planet). In Europe i can say without exagerating to much it's a national sport.

One thing however is very important: Chose very carefully your friends and trustees. In fact never trust anybody to much for the whole length. And save yourself from trubble. For you as we know Patrick Mc Lanahan, it will be a problem of consciensness for you in the lonely hours, driving a drill direction the hart. Stop it before it reaches its goal. Pay whatever there is to pay and forget it.

Let us enjoy more work off fiction from you.

Having said all that. Go on and give us more master tales.

GOOD LUCK

You will survive this.


27 April 2004

Hi, Dale,

I'm just an "old soldier"(Persian Gulf War vintage) who has been a fan ever since he was a seventeen year old kid who discovered a fine tale about an Old Dog.

I would like to offer you and yours encouragement during your time of trouble. For what it's worth, and we all know everyone has an opinion, while you made a mistake, you owned up to it, you've been making restitution, and you're helping the government. You didn't stonewall, or run to a nonextradition country.

It takes a strong man to admit he made a mistake.

Best of luck to you, Dale, and peace.


16 April 2004

From a lady fan in New Zealand:

Thank-you for writing your books, they grab my imagination and let me fly! I bought my first Dale Brown when our 1st Battalion was sent to Timor - I enjoyed the book so much I sent it over to the guys (they were screaming for reading material), and now I have to stand in a long queue to get to buy the rest. I also had to buy a second copy - that's one book that didn't make it back. So, one of your books became a casualty of a minor peacekeeping mission, (though I suspect it was merely a case of one soldier upholding the reputation of our Army's legendary magpie skills). Well, thanks again - they are great books and I look forward to the next one.


10 April 2004

Hi Dale,

I've enjoyed reading your books for many years. I've just finished the two books indicated in the suject, and thought I'd pop a note your way.

I quite understand that these are fiction books, and sometimes logic takes a backseat to action. However, when it goes over the top, it's more difficult to buy back into the story. Below are a few of the things that caught my attention:

A single bomber carrying enough "glue bombs" to sabotage an entire fleet of navy ships didn't work for me.

A plasma based weapon that comes apart and creates a 10 mile sphere plasma field? I'm not a physicist, but that sounds like it would take a tremendous amount of energy to accomplish, although it sounds real neat :)

The Tin Man armour sounds too good to be true as well. However, I remember the North Hollywood shootout, and the number of rounds shot at the suspects that didn't put them down, so perhaps I shouldn't be too squeemish on this one, just as long as they don't start taking tank rounds and jettin' away :)

In Wings of Fire, near the end, you had the Megafortress's transmitting missile launch coordinates to the US Air Force's B-2 bombers, which was certainly a surprise. At every turn, you have the President withold military support, so this was unexpected.

Just some thoughts on things that didn't seem to work that well for me. I do certaintly enjoy your books, hope you keep the Megafortress pages flowing for a long time.

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Plan Of Attack (MAY 2004)

The unthinkable is about to happen in this high-flying novel of adventure and suspense.

In Air Battle Force, Dale Brown introduced U.S. Air Force aerial warfare expert Major General Patrick McLanahan and his air combat unit of the future. Armed with a force of these robotic planes, the general and a handful of commandos were secretly deployed to the oil-rich nation of Turkmenistan to stop a Taliban invasion. And though the Americans won the battle, the war is far from over....

To punish McLanahan and his fleet of robot warplanes for their audacity, Russian president General Anatoliy Gryzlov decides to do the unthinkable: a sneak attack on America-unlike anything ever believed possible-that devastates her strategic air forces.

McLanahan has collected information that not only foretold the Russians' daring plan, but also gave him the data he needs to plan a counterstrike that could stop the Russian war machine dead in its tracks. But Patrick is no longer in charge of Air Battle Force, and the Russian sneak attack has left the embattled U.S. president with few options: retaliate with every weapon in his arsenal, even if it triggers a global thermonuclear war, or to a cease fire on Russia's terms...

...or listen to a disgraced and discredited young bomber commander's long-shot plan of attack.

"The novels of Dale Brown brim with violent action, detailed descriptions of sophisticated weaponry and political intrigue... His ability to bring technical weaponry to life is amazing."
--San Francisco Chronicle

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