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Lightning Flight!: Military Aviator's Topical & Thought-Provoking New Novel Brings World to Brink of WWIII, as War on Terrorism Is Forever Changed

Bill Eads’ ‘Lightning Flight!’ sees the President approve a non-conventional strike against an underground terrorist compound that uncovers an intricate plot to assassinate top-level political leaders in America. While of course fiction, current conflict in the Middle East makes thirst for Eads’ work stronger than ever. Could his narrative leak its way into reality in the not-too-distant future? Read on!


Mesquite, NV -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/16/2014 -- President Obama’s recent approval of air strikes against ISIS, as well as the Western world’s growing alliance for the mission, has put the changing face of terrorism front-and-center in the minds of the American public. While unintentional in timing, a gripping new novel from retired aviator, Bill Eads, sees fact and fiction collide with a narrative startlingly close to home.

‘Lightning Flight!’ will have readers re-examining their opinions about terrorism, as well as their own safety.

Two F-35 Lightning II strike fighters launch from the Navy's newest aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. This covert mission, authorized by the President, is to conduct a non-conventional strike on an underground terrorist compound located in the disputed area along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The unanticipated result of this operation causes a chain reaction that threatens to impeach the President and brings the major military powers to the brink of World War III.

Congressman Blake Ettington is sent to the Middle East to investigate and finds himself involved in an ongoing battle between American forces and international terrorism. He and his team, consisting of JAG Officer Debbi Schelling, CIA operative T.J. Butt, and Marine pilot Gordy Whitworth, enter the clandestine world of espionage and combat taking place in the primitive, war-weary country of Afghanistan. The investigation reveals an intricate plot to assassinate political and military leaders in America. Domestic terrorists and Mexican drug cartels are involved in a master plan to bring the United States of America to her knees!

“The narrative will ultimately capture each readers’ bold desire for resolution,” explains Eads, who has accumulated an impressive 20,000 hours at the controls of military fighters and civilian airliners. “The narrative is extremely relevant to today’s world and surprising plausible for the future. I’m not saying that we are on the brink of WWIII, but nobody can deny that geopolitical and religious conflict is higher now that it has been since the end of the Cold War.”

Since its release, the book has garnered a string of rave reviews. Cleve Leuce comments, “Bill Eads has done it again! This is one of the most exciting, riveting novels I have ever read. From page one, to the end, the action moves unexpectedly from one dire situation to the next, to the next, and to the next. A definite page-turner. Breathtaking fiction.”

Jack J. Sternlieb adds, “The plot is fantastic and keeps the reader’s interest until reaching the unexpected ending. I’m looking forward to Bill’s next book and hope he includes some medical suspense in the plot.”

‘Lightning Flight!’, from FriesenPress, is available now: http://amzn.to/1CkPXWD.
For more information, visit the author’s official website: http://www.billeadsbooks.com.

About Bill Eads
Bill Eads served as a Naval Aviator with forty-three missions over North Vietnam and retired as a Captain with United Airlines. The author has over 20,000 hours of flight time in planes ranging from single-engine strike fighters to the Boeing 747 jumbo jet. His first book, When Flying Was Fun! was published in 2007 and is a collection of four decades of aviation anecdotes.