Punk's War

A Novel
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Published:March 15, 2014
By Ward Carroll (Author)

An F-14 aviator takes his readers into the cockpits, ready-rooms, and bunkrooms of today's Navy to show what it's like to fight in a time of so-called peace. From the opening chapter where a Tomcat fighter squadron's commanding officer botches an intercept of a hostile Iranian F-4 to the final uplifting scene, his novel reveals the inner workings of the military as only an insider can. It is a thriller without an airshow groupie's pretense, a fighter pilot's story as honest as it is riveting. Punk’s War reveals the inner workings of the Navy as only an insider can. An authentic and riveting thriller, it is a highly acclaimed novel of a fighter pilot’s experiences in the era just before 9/11. As the U.S. military currently enters another post-conflict period, the themes of leadership during crisis and accomplishing the mission make Punk’s War more relevant than ever.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Fiction
  • Paperback : 240 pages
  • Illustrations: 1 map
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (March 15, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1591141761
  • ISBN-13: 9781591141761
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 11.52 oz
  • "Suspense, drama, and action as hot as a fighter jet's afterburner, Carroll's account of modern naval aviation reads like Top Gun on steroids...Speaks volumes about military careerism, aviation technology, naval operations in harm's way, and the men who fly and fight for a living." —Publishers Weekly
  • "Tom Clancy meets Joseph Heller in this riveting, irreverent portrait of the fighter pilots of today's Navy. At last somebody got it right. I couldn't put it down." —Stephen Coonts

Ward Carroll flew F-14 Tomcats for fifteen years after graduating from the Naval Academy. Retired from the Navy, he is the editor of Military.com. He was named Naval Institute Press Author of the Year in 2001 for this novel and is also the author of Punk’s Fight and Punk’s Wing.

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