FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER--20th Anniversary Ed.

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FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER--20th Anniversary Ed.
A Novel
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591141273
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Era: Vietnam
  • Number of Pages: 344
  • Subject: Fiction
  • Date Available: October 2006
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In Flight of the Intruder Jake Grafton is an A-6 Intruder pilot during the Vietnam War who flies his bomber on sorties past enemy flak and SAM missiles, and then must maneuver his plane, often at night, onto the relatively small deck of an aircraft carrier. Former Navy flyer Stephen Coonts gives an excellent sense of the complexities of modern air raids and how nerve-wracking it is, even for the best airmen, to technically solve sudden problems over and over, knowing that even a twist of fate like a peasant wildly firing a rifle from a field could wipe out the crew. Grafton alternates between remorse over the fate of his unseen Vietnamese victims on the ground and a gung-ho "let's win this war" sentiment that lashes at both policymakers who select less-than-important targets for the dangerous missions and advocates for peace back in the States. The action is realistically detailed and absorbing.  Publishers Weekly

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Stephen Coonts is the author of sixteen New York Times bestsellers that have been translated and published around the world. A former naval aviator and Vietnam combat veteran, Coonts is a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Colorado School of Law. Visit his website at www.Coonts.com.

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