What’s going to happen when the American and Iranian Air Force Top Guns meet in aerial combat?
An orphaned teenager stands before three graves. In despair and desperation, he enters the United States Air Force as a driver. Inspired by the pilots he ferries to their planes, Harry rises to become a Top Gun fighter pilot.
While flying his F-15 Eagle in a Combat Air Patrol show of force mission over the border of Iran and Iraq, Harry’s wingman is shot down by Iranian Captain Zandi (also known as Mar) using an experimental missile.
In the ensuing air battle, Harry displays amazing airmanship but loses consciousness, endures a life-threatening situation, and undergoes a near-death experience. After the mission, the air force grounds Harry.
In the meantime, his enemy, Mar, attains even greater aerial victories helping Pakistani pilots fly combat against Indian Air Force fighter pilots.
While he waits for the results of his medical evaluations, Harry is assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He discovers he has a natural investigative ability, but this does not keep him from falling into a pit of despair.
Faced with the fate of losing his flying career, Harry relieves his frustrations and feelings of abandonment and loneliness with alcohol and an assortment of women.
Will his love for Katie, a computer geek he meets on a case, help him?
And will he ever meet Mar in aerial combat to avenge the loss of his wingman?
Will Harry ever find redemption?
Reviews for the Book
The young protagonist loses his parents twice (biological and adoptive) in a series of unfortunate events that leave him in a difficult and fragile state of mind. He tries his best to cope with the difficult situation by learning to fly and becoming a top gun fighter pilot, which soothes the loneliness and the empty feeling inside him as he feels he found somewhere he belongs. However, during one of his combat missions, he loses consciousness and nearly his life, which leads to him being grounded from future flying missions. He finds himself adrift and hits the bottle, but a chance meeting with Katie, a computer geek who helps him in his investigation, leads to love blossoming between them and a new hope for the future. -Concise Review
About the Author: Ed Benjamin
Ed Benjamin retired from the United States Air Force in 1990 where he served as an aircraft maintenance supervisor.
He currently works part-time as a proposal writer helping companies obtain business with federal, state and local governments.
He also writes short stories and novellas; some of which he offers for sale via digital download. He has recently published a short real life travel adventure entitled, “This is Alaska,” and a novel, “Redemption,” featring Harry Miles.
For more information, visit Ed’s website at http://EdBenjaminBooks.com
Ed also publishes gratitude journals, wedding planners, reissues of classic novels, and other publications via his two publishing ventures at Bulverde Books and Front Porch Press. These works are available exclusively on Amazon via Kindle Direct Publishing.
Ed is located on Twitter at @colbenjamin
Readers may contact Ed via email at Flowingwp@gmail.com
Ed and his spouse live in Bulverde, Texas – also known as the “front porch” of the Texas hill country.
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