Many of you know I have a second career writing fiction, with books published by major publishers like Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and Blackstone. My latest, THE AVIATOR, is a military thriller that takes you aboard a modern aircraft carrier and into the cockpit of an F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter.
In THE AVIATOR, the U.S. has fought a short, sharp war with China over Taiwan. In a prison cell in Beijing, Navy fighter pilot Jack Knapp tells his story about the war and how he ended up in a Chinese show trial, accused of crimes against humanity. With his life in the balance, Jack will have to choose between survival and participating in his captors’ lies, and ultimately learn the true meaning of heroism in a war between superpowers where even stories are weapons.
In the sequel, THE WARFIGHTER (coming June 22), peace has returned to the Pacific, but it doesn’t last. War breaks out on the Korean peninsula, drawing America into a fresh conflict that sees use of some of the world’s deadliest weapons. In the aftermath, Jack Knapp tells a news reporter about the war and how he helped prevent a nuclear attack that could have destroyed an American city. As the media simultaneously cheers and questions the war, Jack sets out to explain the truth of its heroism and horror—so that all might understand war’s true cost.
These were a lot of fun to write, and I certainly learned a lot as I did a ton of research to make them as realistic as possible, including using a former TOPGUN instructor as a consultant.
The books are available in eBook (Amazon Kindle), trade paperback, and audiobook (Blackstone). Click here to check them out.