America is ready for a new type of hero. John Paxton is a man who understands duty—both to his family and to his country. As a highly decorated pararescueman in the Air Force, he’s risked his own life numerous times to save the lives of others. He is the epitome of the pararescue motto: These Things We Do That Others May Live. But now that he’s married with two small children, he’s content as an instructor at Lackland Air Force Base.
Then Paxton is commanded to lead a team on a dangerous mission—supposedly to rescue the pilot of a stealth fighter shot down over Serbia. Yet, nothing is as it seems. As the mission goes from bad to worse, Paxton uncovers a deadly plot that threatens National Security. But to fight an enemy with ties to one of the most dangerous organizations on the planet, he risks not only his own life, but also the lives of the people he loves the most.
Robert, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
Pararescueman John Paxton has to leave on a dangerous mission so suddenly that he never gets a chance to say goodbye to his family. That is something that will plague him throughout the book.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Pararescueman John Paxton because he is tough, honorable, smart and lives the Pararescue motto: These Things We Do That Others May Live.
Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?
That the unsung heroes of the United States Air Force Pararescue can always be counted on no matter how dire the circumstances or personal risk.
What would/could a reader or reviewer say about this book that shows they “get” you as an author?
The realism and detail made me feel like I was right there in the middle of the action.
Give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:
“From life and death at 50,000 feet to door busting close combat, from cloak and dagger mystery to raw human survival this book has something for everyone and you will not want to put it down.”
Where can people learn more about your writing?