Don Brown

Don Brown

NATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DON BROWN, (born June 3, 1960) is an American author of eleven published novels, and four significant military works of non-fiction, including CALL SIGN EXTORTION 17: The Shoot-Down of SEAL Team Six, and THE LAST FIGHTER PILOT: The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II. LAST FIGHTER PILOT became a national bestseller the first week of its release, being named to the PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLERS LIST in nonfiction for all hardbacks. The NEW YORK POST called LAST FIGHTER PILOT a "MUST READ." The book was also endorsed by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and spent several weeks on the nationally-acclaimed Conservative Book Club's national bestseller list. In addition to LAST FIGHTER PILOT, he is perhaps best known for his non-fiction military expose, CALL SIGN EXTORTION 17: The Shoot-Down of SEAL Team Six, released by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Company in 2015. TREASON explored the issues and dangers of radical Islamic infiltration in the US military. CALL SIGN EXTORTION 17 is a non-fiction account of the 2011 Chinook shootdown in Afghanistan of the U.S.Navy SEAL Team, with Brown contending that the SEAL's deaths were caused, in part, because of "politically correct" rules of engagement. Don has been interviewed by SEAN HANNITY, TOMI LAHREN, GEORGE NOORY, and has been featured in the WASHINGTON TIMES and the NEW YORK POST in connection with the EXTORTION 17 shoot-down. CALL SIGN EXTORTION 17 served as a basis for the 2021 docudrama movie, FALLEN ANGEL:Extortion 17, ( released by Triple Horse Studios, in which Don makes several appearances in the film and serves as it's narrarator. In 2003, Don began writing TREASON, his first novel in the NAVY JUSTICE SERIES, chronicling the life and adventures of JAG officer ZACK BREWER. TREASON explored the dangers of radical Islamic infiltration in the United States Military. Don wrote the novel, in part as a warning to the public about those dangers. TREASON was released in 2005. Then, on Thanksgiving Day of 2009, TREASON rocketed to the number 1 bestselling novel for fiction on the prestigious bestselling list for fiction, where it remained for more than a week. Why? Because the novel included a scene depicting virtually the same scenario which later occurred at Fort Hood, where a radical Muslim member of the United States military opened fire indiscriminately at a US Military base, in furtherance of a radical political agenda. Some even said the novel had "predicted" the Fort Hood tragedy. On May 26 of 2010, ranked Don's three novels of the NAVY JUSTICE SERIES -- TREASON, HOSTAGE and DEFIANCE -- among its list of "50 Best Legal Novels for Both Lawyers and Laymen." TREASON, HOSTAGE and DEFIANCE were rated 3,4 and 5 in the "Supsense" category among the list of 50. In August of 2011, Zondervan released Don's sixth novel, THUNDER IN THE MORNING CALM, an explosive thriller about North Korea. THUNDER IN THE MORNING CALM examines the question -- "Did America leave men behind in North Korean Prison Camps some sixty years ago?" Will this, too, turn out to be prophetic? In November of 2012, FIRE OF THE RAGING DRAGON, Don's seventh novel, examined a fictional war in the early 21st Century between China and Taiwan. The US President sends in the Seventh Fleet to try and break up the war between the two Chinas. But with America trillions of dollars in debt to the Commmunists, and with the President's daughter's life on the line, can America still stand for freedom? DON BROWN served on active duty for five years in the Navy as a JAG officer, during which time he served as military prosecutor, a Special Assistant United States Attorney, and also won the New York City Bar Association Trial Advocacy Award for winning the trial advocacy championship at the United States Naval Justice School. DON BROWN remained on inactive reserve status with the Navy through 1999, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He currently lives in his native North Carolina.
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