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VENGEANCE IS SECOND IN A TRILOGY SET IN WWII. THE FIRST, PROJECT 7 ALPHA WON THE HISTORICAL FICTION AWARD FOR 2012 (Gold Medal Award); by the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA): Action explodes from the pages of Novelist LC Shanle's latest. World War II experienced from the cockpits of fighter aircraft, and through the eyes of men trapped in island Tropical Hells. Written by a retired Naval Aviator and former Paratrooper; the author puts the reader in the F-4F Wildcat and jungle, as warriors engage in a titanic struggle around the globe.
A diverse and rich cast of characters reveal the sacrifice and frustrations of war. A no holds bar accounting of the actual battles, shown through the eyes of the novels characters, uncovers mistakes and even incompetence at the highest levels. Vengeance shows the disastrous results of these decisions, on the lowest common denominator; the war fighter. Closely following the actual battles of Midway and Guadalcanal the reader gets an insider's view so vivid the smell of cordite will hang in the air.
A rare perspective written by an author that flew modern fighters over the historic battlefields, even from the decks of aircraft carriers that fought in the Pacific. A riveting story, Vengeance tells of the impact at an individual level, a personal level; of an entire world at war. From the struggles of a young man in Officer Candidate School facing down a sadistic Drill Instructor; to entire fleets engaging in War At Sea.
Vengeance will pull back the curtain of historical perspective and frame it in reality. The harsh reality will come as a shock to readers who have read of great victories. But know little of the tremendous cost; like fifteen hundred sailors lost in a single nights battle, all five of the Sullivan brothers among them.
To the soldier, sailor or airman: war is about the small unit they are a part of and the struggle not only to stay alive, but protect their comrades. Sometimes, even to avenge their deaths.
Shanle's latest novel; End Game in the Pacific, will be released in the new year.

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I'm one of the lucky few; my occupation is my passion.  A few years ago I was flying a training mission at twilight off the coast of Southern California. The Hale-Bopp comet was blazing overhead.  I decided to get a better look; dumping the nose of my F-4N Phantom II, I held it at zero g as I shoved the throttles to full afterburner.  With no induced drag on the aircraft, the J79-GE-8 engines very quickly pushed the jet supersonic.  Leveling at 35,000, its best energy addition altitude, I let the Phantom run up to 1.5 Mach and then began a climb.

Burying the needle of the VSI above it's 6,000 feet per minute climb limit, the Phantom ascended toward the peeking stars. I should have leveled at 50,000 feet, the limit without a pressure suit, but I didn't.
Above me the stars were coming alive for the night, below me was the ocean, glistening in the pastel color of a sun just set.  Glancing to the east, the coast and San Diego; the city's lights brighter than the emerging stars.  To the west the curvature of the earth was accentuated by the dark ocean against back lit sky.

Finally I looked up to the moon and watched as the Hale-Bopp Comet streaked the sky, just below it.  I wondered how I could share this; and some of the other amazing and horrific things I've seen in a life of aviation. I have since tried through: film, video, and mostly the written word.

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Lieutenant Commander, USN (Ret.) Leland Shanle puts you in the cockpit, in the air, and in the line of fire.                                      VENGEANCEThe second in Shanle's aviator trilogy, Vengeance offers readers a rare perspective on the battles of Midway and Guadalcanal. A retired Naval Aviator and former paratrooper, Shanle puts readers at the controls of the F-4F Wildcat as fighter pilots engage in a titanic struggle around the globe. From the struggles of a young man in Officer Candidate School facing down a sadistic drill Instructor to entire fleets battling for control of the Pacific Theater, Vengeance reveals the bravery and sacrifice of men at war and the families that await them back at home. While many are familiar with the heroic victories, it is the tremendous cost of victory--like fifteen hundred sailors lost in a single night's battle, all five of the Sullivan brothers among them--that haunts the warrior even years later. To the soldier, sailor, airman, or marine, war is about the small unit they are a part of and the struggle not only to stay alive, but to protect their comrades. Sometimes, even to avenge their deaths.                            PRAISE FOR PROJECT 7 ALPHA "This is an excellent story concerning this forgotten and misunderstood area of WWII. Describing the heroic and disturbing times of American Airline aviators flying combat missions" - BobCard, AeroScale"As an airline captain and a former check-airman, I was excited to find an aviation novel that is fun to read and technically accurate! On top of that, I learned a few things about World War II as this novel is Historical Fiction and Mr. Shanle's characters interact with real people, places, and events. It's a job well done and a real page turner." - Mark L Berry, MD80 CaptainColes Aircraft colesaircraft.com Cover designed by Kristina Blank Makansitreehousepublishinggroup.com

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