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Wilson shot a glance over his right shoulder at San Ramon. In addition to the blinking of anti-aircraft artillery guns, he could see clouds of smoke on the field from the numerous Slash hits. Breathing through his mouth, he concentrated on getting fast and maintaining a slight climb. Bright fireballs of AAA shot by him in groups of three and four, orderly trails from low to high. His body was tense, ready for impact. He felt and heard the thud behind, on his right. Terrified, he twisted his body in the ejection seat to see what he could, pushing his helmet and goggles with his left hand to see over his wing. Through the narrow field of view of the goggles, he sensed flickering behind him. He then felt the airplane yaw right. Both were signs he had lost thrust on the right side. Sonofabitch!

©2016 Kevin P. Miller (P)2017 Tantor

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Perfect.

This, second book of a series is even better than the first one! Well done Captain Miller!

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really good book.

better than raven one.. this one has side stories of friendship. betrayal and personal hurt..

great book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-10-17

Declared Hostile - fantastic.

Declared Hostile was even better than Raven One! Colorful characters, well developed. Put me on the edge of my seat a lot. Combat scenes made me feel like I was in the cockpit!

Great follow up to Raven One. You should read this book.

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  • Arthur
  • 22-10-18

A great read!

I found this book to be very well written. Declared hostel is well researched, and the characters are quite believable, as is the story itself. This would be a great story for anyone who is interested in military action novels, or related genres.

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  • "nstudt"
  • 14-02-21

Another excellent military thriller

A great read if limited in scope. The book touches on some ancillary topics but focuses mainly on events surrounding carrier operations and it's personnel. It would have been a better read if additional political aspects were addressed such as details on the Venezuelan government or the US congress which was apparently in recess while an undeclared war was prosecuted.

Still, Capt MIller is a master story teller and I enjoyed the book very much, particularly the detailed technical descriptions of carrier operations and aircraft.

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  • 26-01-21

Absolutely excellent!

Kevin Miller’s best work yet! Incredible story, carrying the credibility of a retired Captain as the author. Compelling characters and complex character development, moral questions, leadership, service, and a thought provoking ending.







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  • SubChop
  • 31-12-20

A Second gripping read from Kevin Miller

Plenty of excitement for those who love naval/military fiction. This book, like the first in the series, is filled with exciting combat scenes, along with the everyday personalities in ships and squadrons that cross over into how military personnel perform under the stress of adversity. This adds a level of reality that is not found in many books of this genre.
The narration is also excellent, and I recall none of the "annoying" mispronunciations of ships and/or locations in this audiobook.

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  • Rob
  • 29-10-19

Kevin Miller Scores Again!

Miller does a masterful job adding virtue into his stories without ever sounding preachy. It's always a delight hearing our main protagonist; Wilson and the squadron get together they struggle through military life because it feels authentic. Miller (a former fighter pilot) knows what military life is really like in terms of gender relations, diversity, leadership(good/bad). The flying sequences are fun and exciting while being very nicely detailed for someone who loves aviation. My only complaint is the portrayal of the Venezuelan drug cartels is a little on the silly side, but this keeps the story from getting too dark making it accessible to young adults.

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  • Joe
  • 04-04-22

Great Book

A great book for people who love aviation. It was well read. Hope they will be more like it.

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  • James l Rainey
  • 08-03-22

fresh story and great new characters

surprisingly new take. completely different from first book and a great listen. Give it 5 chapters then they start flying by

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  • Seth Foster
  • 24-02-22

Better than the first book.

Not the best book I've ever read, but it's still pretty good. The characters are still kind of dry. The story line is flat and predictable. The best thing about this book is the military detail and the flight jargon. The author knows his stuff and makes the flight portions of the book believable. The other parts aren't bad but aren't the best.

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  • Chuck Akin
  • 08-05-21

Entertaining!

Entertaining, held my attention. Technical knowledge of equipment is the strongest aspect. Fun listen! Not a masterpiece but solid narrative and the reader was very strong!