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The Warbirds (A Jack Locke Thriller Book 1)

By Richard Herman

The Pentagon, Washington. A worldwide crisis that only one man can solve . . .

“He had just killed a man. His stomach tightened in a knot. His heart burned. He wasn’t so sure it was something to be proud of . . . But he could have just as easily been the pilot in the burning wreckage.”

Meet Jack Locke — a gifted fighter pilot. He’s hard to manage and harder to kill. Can he follow orders long enough to stop World War III?

Fate puts him at the centre of a crisis that could plunge the world into all-out war. The USAF’s 45th Tactical Fighter Wing shoots down a Libyan MiG jet that is threatening the safe passage of a UN food relief flight, increasing instability in North Africa and the Middle East.

Kicked out of North Africa, the 45th relocate to England. Colonel Anthony Waters is sent there to whip a band of rogues and mavericks into a disciplined fighting force. Because their country could ask them at any time to fly their F-4s into the eye of the firestorm, to face an overwhelming enemy and brave the flames of hell itself without question and with no support.

Jack Locke knows his own talent and what the Air Force needs from him. Tomorrow that call will come. And there will be no turning back when the heavens explode.

Written by former USAF pilot, Richard Herman, who flew F-4s on active duty, The Warbirds is the first of his two books featuring fighter pilot Jack Locke. It’s a no-holds-barred close-up view of aerial warfare and the people and machines involved.

A great choice for fans of Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, Frederick Forsyth, Stephen Coonts, L.T. Ryan, W.E.B. Griffin, Dale Brown and Larry Bond.

Critics and readers love Richard Herman’s Jack Locke novels:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is the best fighter pilot book I have ever read.’ David W.

‘An imaginative action story told to perfection.’ Clive Cussler

‘This is the sharp end, with vivid descriptions of air combat, the smell of hot oil and fear.’ The Times

‘Herman leaves no doubt that he knows fighter-flying.’ Publishers Weekly

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