Flight of the Intruder (Jake Grafton, Bk 1)
Flight of the Intruder - Jake Grafton, Bk 1 Author:Stephen Coonts Grazing the Vietnam treetops at night at just under the speed of sound, A-6 Intruder pilot Jake "Cool Hand" Grafton knows exactly how precarious life is. Landing on a heaving aircraft carrier, dodging missiles locked on his fighter, flying through clouds of flak--he knows each flight could be his last. Yet he straps himself into a cock... more »pit every day.
Then a bullet kills his bombardier while they're hitting another 'suspected' truck depot. Jake wonders what his friend died for--and why? Hitting pointless targets selected by men piloting desks just doesn't make sense. Maybe it's time to do something worthwhile. Something that will make a difference...
Jake and his new bombardier, ice-cold Tiger Cole, are going to pick their own target and hit the enemy where it hurts. But to get there and back in one piece is going to take a lot of nerve, even more skill, and an incredible amount of raw courage. Before it's over, they're going to fly into hell.« less
Great Vietnam war novel from Stephen Coonts. Fast moving and interesting, Coonts writes like Tom Clancy without the heavy technical jargon. Reading this book introduced me to Coonts, and I have now read several. It's no wonder this book was on the Times bestseller list for over 6 months.