Action in the opening chapter of the book takes place in East Africa and involves an Air Force pararescue unit on a mission to save a downed pilot:
Captain McGowan’s F-16C Fighting Falcon had lost hydraulic pressure in its lone engine. As a result, he had to eject in an area only a few miles away from an enemy base where, a short time earlier, members of the terror group al-Shabaab had been on the receiving end of one of his laser-guided five-hundred-pound bombs. Now, instead of being the hunter, he’d become the prey, hunted by dark-skinned men now less than half a mile away and closing fast.
If you like crime-fiction stories that seem as if they are ripped from the headlines, you will love The National Bet.
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