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This is the story of a broken warrior – a warrior victorious in battle but broken and defeated in peace!
It tells how a man wins a great victory in combat, and then loses his will to live.
For Harry, being a fighter pilot and flying the F-15C fighter plane on Combat Air Patrol over the Iraq-Iran border was the epitome of success. After his wing man is shot down, he finds he must test his abilities and training when faced with overwhelming odds yet decides to engage his enemies in air-to-air combat.
While many have described this part of the story as the best description of air-to-air combat they have read as Harry figures out how to deal with incoming state-of-the-art Su-27 Iranian fighters; that is not the point of this story.
While scenes from this book place the reader in the cockpit of a United States fighter jet in air combat; this is essentially the story of the dissolution of a man who has faced death in the most extreme circumstances, emerged victorious and survived.
In the aftermath, Harry discovers he must dig deep to learn how to fight and survive in the battlegrounds of life. . . Will he?
In this story, Harry faces the most difficult demons of his life. It is a multiple front personal war with demons from a deep past haunting him and some nice newly minted demons resulting from the glory of survival.
This is not a perfectly crafted novella, doesn’t claim to be. If you are looking for Ernest Hemingway or other great polished fiction writers, you would be well served well to look elsewhere. But it does provide a short description of a warrior’s fall and poses questions and delivers a great moral story.
The questions are “Will Harry survive?” and/or, more importantly, “Will Harry prevail?”
The author is struggling with his own demons of doubt and trying to decide if he can continue to channel Harry to see if Harry will find “Redemption” in further episodes.
The author hopes, if you decide to purchase and read, you will appreciate the broken warrior. Not just Harry, but the thousands and thousands of veterans who have served our country faithfully and are dealing with their own issues. Though their travail, they all remain proud of the service they provided their country. They are the true warriors. We continue to pray they will not merely survive but will prevail. We owe them that much and more!