Lions of the Sky by Paco Chierici – In the world of fighter pilots, the most alpha of the alpha, competition is everything and the stakes are impossibly high. A Top Gun for the new millennium, LIONS OF THE SKY propels us into a realm in which friendship, loyalty, and skill are tested, battles won and lost in an instant, and lives irrevocably changed in the time it takes to plug in your afterburners.
Publisher: Braveship Books (April 12, 2019)
Genre: Military Thrillers
About the author: (from Goodreads.com) During his active duty career in the U.S. Navy, Francesco “Paco” Chierici flew A-6E Intruders and F-14A Tomcats, deployed to conflict zones from Somalia to Iraq and was stationed aboard carriers including the USS Ranger, Nimitz and Kitty Hawk. Unable to give up dogfighting, he flew the F-5 Tiger II for a further ten years as a Bandit. Throughout his military career, Paco accumulated 3,000 tactical hours, 400 carrier landings, a Southwest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Star and three Strike/Flight Air Medals.
Prior to writing Lions in the Sky, Paco published extensively in Aviation Classics Magazine, AOPA Magazine, and Fighter Sweep, as well as creating and producing the award winning naval aviation documentary Speed and Angels.
Currently a 737 captain, Paco can often be found in the skies above California flying a Yak-50 with a group of likeminded G-hounds to get his dogfighting fix. A graduate of Boston University, Paco lives in Northern California with his wife Hillary, and two children.
Review of Lions of the Sky
Lions of the Sky is a fast-paced military thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the beginning to the end. Perfect for fans of aviation and military novels or the movie Top Gun. A captivating story that is full of twists and turns, engaging characters, thrilling suspense, and action. Chierici takes you into the closed world of Navy Fighter Pilots taking readers to places very few will ever now. Lions of the Sky is perfect for fans of action military thrillers. *I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.*