Crack fighter-pilot hero Jake Grafton is back, storming the skies again in the long-awaited sequel to Stephen Coonts' runaway New York Times bestseller Flight of the Intruder. Strap yourself in as Coonts take the heart-pounding excitement of military flying to a thrilling new height...
1973. The Vietnam war is finally over, but for Lt. Jake Grafton, USN, freshly returned for two harrowing combat cruises, his own country seems almost as hostile. When his fists get him in trouble, he lands an excruciating eight-month cruise on the aircraft carrier Columbia teaching jarheads -- Marines -- the nuances of carrier aviation. As a Navy man working beside Marines without carrier aviation experience, Grafton's about to discover another world of fresh hell.
Taking off and landing from a slippery flight deck, on a choppy sea in a pitch-black night, there is no room for error -- or for animosity. And while these Marines have Jake wishing he was back fighting the V.C., he'll have to learn to live with them. For they must fly together in the same cockpit, must lock into each other and into their million-dollar machines, and make the split-second decisions that hurtle them toward their common goals: excellence -- and survival.
This paperback book is in very nice condition with several light spine creases.