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Flight of the Intruder

Coonts, Stephen

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ISBN 10: 0870212001 / ISBN 13: 9780870212000
Published by Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1986
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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Cloth-backed paper over boards; illustrated dust jacket; 8vo; pp. [6], 329. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page: "To Flora Mermelstein, Hope you enjoy this little flying story. Its tense in spots, but its an actual description of real hard times. Best Wishes, Stephen Coonts." Corners gently bumped; closed tear at fore-edge of half-title p., affecting just a small portion of the inscription. Dust jacket is fine. First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. Bookseller Inventory # JC8105

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Title: Flight of the Intruder

Publisher: Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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During the Vietnam War, attack pilot Jake Grafton, struggling with his conscience and trying to find meaning to all the senseless death and destruction, decides to plan an illegal bombing raid into the very heart of Hanoi.

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A smash bestseller that spent over six months on the New York Times bestseller list, FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER became an instant classic. No one before or since ever captured the world of Navy carrier pilots with the gripping realism of Vietnam veteran Stephen Coonts, who lived the life he wrote about. More than a flying story, FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER is also one of the best novels ever written about the Vietnam experience. It's all here?the flying, the dying, the blood and bombs and bullets, and the sheer joy?and terror?of life at full throttle.

"GRIPPING...SMASHING."?The Wall Street Journal
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 cockpit every day.

"EXTRAORDINARY!"?Tom Clancy
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...

"SUPERBLY WRITTEN."?Washington Times
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.

"When Grafton is at the controls of his Intruder, the novel comes alive with a jolt."
?Washington Post Book World

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