One of our Friday Fabulous Fliers is back! Kevin Miller has published his third contemporary and authentic novel of aircraft carrier aviation, this one entitled Fight Fight. It takes place today, in the dangerous South China Sea. Sound familiar?
China is exerting control over this vital sea, areas of which are claimed by seven countries, and only last week a PRC naval combatant challenged and maneuvered aggressively against a US Navy destroyer conducting innocent passage in international waters. China believes the South China Sea belongs to them. The rest of the world does not, but China is building and equipping outposts and patrolling the sea - and waters beyond - with its increasingly muscular navy.
In Fight Fight, a spark off a disputed fishing ground ignites the region into war, a full-blown Air-Sea fight such as the US has not engaged in since WWII. Kevin's characters of Flip, Weed, and Olive deploy on the fictional carrier Hancock with no notice, and must fight their way across the Pacific. Known for his character development, Kevin introduces the reader to Chinese antagonists from four-star commanders to a brash fighter pilot on an outpost spoiling for a fight, and he gets one. Through their eyes we gain a sense of Chinese sensibilities and what motivates them, as we did with regional enemies in Kevin's previous novels Raven One and Declared Hostile.
Fight Fight was published last month through Braveship Books. Kevin's style is to not only put the reader in the cockpit of a supersonic fighter, in his case the FA-18 Hornet, but also in the ready rooms and command spaces to determine strategy as all deal with the fog of war and enemy countermoves no one expected. Want to know what it's like to fly a high-performance aircraft off a ship and into combat? Kevin Miller's unforgettable trilogy lays it all out, including the interpersonal dramas that evolve when thousands of men and women are at sea for extended periods in close quarters.
Fight Fight is Kevin's latest epic techno-thriller and by the initial reviews arguably his best. Download it today on Amazon Kindle.
Enjoy the Journey!