by Kevin Miller
A contemporary Air-Sea heavyweight fight…the like we haven’t seen since The Pacific War.
A routine U.S. Navy Freedom-of-Navigation patrol in the South China sea turns deadly when it encounters a covert – and unauthorized – Chinese plot to lay claim to waters of the South China Sea. Misunderstanding, miscalculation, and fear lead to both sides mobilizing, with the United States moving west across the Pacific to meet and engage the People’s Liberation Army (Navy) who waits with modern weaponry and determined purpose.
Through detailed research and his insight of modern naval and aerial warfare gained through personal experience, Kevin Miller takes the reader aboard a nuclear powered aircraft carrier heading across the Pacific for the South China Sea – and combat. Today, the South China Sea is one of the most important – and dangerous – bodies of water in the world, with seven countries laying claim to portions of it, and in one case, all of it. Loaded with action, from heavy seas to inbound missiles, Fight Fight explores a scenario that could lead to an unwanted and unplanned – and with today’s headlines perhaps inevitable – war between an established and a rising superpower.
Known for his character development, Miller brings Flip, Weed, and Olive along on another sea adventure. Along the way they will encounter a leadership challenge as old as the sea, and the motivations of several Chinese antagonists, from 4-star leadership to front line fighter pilots, are explored.
Today’s cutting-edge precision weapons – some real and some imagined – are employed to devastating effect. Could the Chinese – though relentless action or divine luck – do the unthinkable?
Fight Fight is modern techno-thriller on the order of Clancy’s Red Storm Rising, a human story of geopolitics and personal failing, involving the perils and uncertainty of modern naval combat and one particular deadly sin that humans fighting such battles must deal with. And fear, of failure first, then, after witnessing it on a scale no one had imagined, of death.
If war does come, who will fight it?
“I loved “RAVEN ONE” for the authenticity and action, and “DECLARED HOSTILE” has plenty of thatâ?¦but a whole lot more. Military gender politics, leadership lessons, drug cartels, and a plot that refuses to let you put the book down. One of the very best military thrillers I have read.” — LOU DRENDEL, noted aviation artist and author
“Another great page turner by Kevin Miller. Clearly, he is an author who has been there, and anyone interested in aviation will love his detailed descriptions of carrier operations. In a manner similar to Tom Clancy, he is willing to look at frightening outcomes and new weapon technology.” — RADM PAUL TOBIN
“The author performs an impressive job in bringing to life not only the men and women of the aircraft carrier Coral Sea and its air squadrons, but also the members of the cartel and their allies. We get not only to know these individuals as people but what motivates them.” — NAVAL HISTORY MAGAZINE
“Kevin Miller has done it again. DECLARED HOSTILE puts you in the cockpit, in the ready room and at the table as the strike group leadership grapples with executing national guidance in an undeclared war. A cleverly conceived concept and an action-packed read.” — W.D. SULLIVAN, author of SEA DETAIL and DAUNTLESS
“The author does a superlative job of weaving a narrative of personal relationships and ready room dynamics in and around captivating depictions of combat flight operations of a Super Carrier and embarked Air Wing. Miller’s strength lies in his blend of personal interactions and gripping portrayals of operational flying.” — HOOK MAGAZINE
Other Books by Kevin Miller
-High Desert Reflections
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