Where Few Else Dare #04: Smoke and Mirrors
When Colonel Steven J. Henderson and First Lieutenant Christine Redding, United States Air Force fighter pilots, finished their gruelling six-week assignment in northern Afghanistan, they were both ready to go home. Their time in-country had included being captured, interrogated, and...
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When Colonel Steven J. Henderson and First Lieutenant Christine Redding, United States Air Force fighter pilots, finished their gruelling six-week assignment in northern Afghanistan, they were both ready to go home. Their time in-country had included being captured, interrogated, and almost losing their lives. After the intensity and demands of combat, they had prepared themselves for the expected dull but welcome, twenty-four-hour trip home in a transport aircraft. To do that, they had switched their minds from combat mode to standby mode. It was a fighter pilot thing to do.As the two wait in the departure lounge at Kandahar Air Base, southern Afghanistan, the trip home is suddenly and unexpectedly cancelled. They were reassigned and had no idea why. Few details about the new mission and why they had been chosen, were provided. Even after some initial inquiries, they knew nothing more than they were on special assignment and General Hall, their commanding officer, had authorised the change. However, the chance of it just being routine soon vanished as they became part of a secret, high security, mission, to the United Kingdom. The mission tests their ability to think fast, plan for every possibility, work closely as a team, and see danger where others saw calm normality. The mission literally takes them well out of their comfort zone as they face a very capable and determined, enemy.
George Freeman is a retired engineer living in Queensland, Australia. His working career included retail, construction, government and consulting. As part of his private life, he developed his writing passion in numerous areas from an early age and the later part of his working career included significant technical writing. George now focuses on hard fiction novels where he combines his flying experience with his knowledge of the workings of government and the military. During his career, he interacted with a wide range of people and places and brings aspects of these into his novels. George is also a Christian and delicately brings his faith into his stories.
George has spent time at the controls of an F-15 Eagle fighter jet and on the flight deck of a C-130 Hercules transport plane, which both feature in his work. He also has over five hundred hours in a variety of small and large aircraft, including rotary and fixed-wing, from which he also draws his inspiration. He combines this knowledge with his extensive experience travelling across the United States, Britain, Australia and Europe. He has spent time trekking through harsh environment where he has learnt the unforgiving realities of sweat and exhaustion.
Georges diverse experience combines with a vivid imagination and his faith, to create action novels which come to life and are hard to put down. Where his experience is limited, he thoroughly researches his material to bring together only the best experience for the reader. His novels are definitely worth reading.