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Warbirds (Jack Locke #1)

4.12  ·  Rating Details ·  350 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Colonel Anthony "Muddy" Waters has a mission: to mold a company of poorly trained rogues and misfits into heroes. His assignment is one that no other officer in the United States Air Force would touch. But Waters has a fabled stubbornness and dedication unparalleled in the armed services ... and the will to make the impossible possible.

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ebook, 100 pages
Published December 21st 2010 by HarperCollins e-books (first published February 24th 1989)
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Robert C. smith
Sep 06, 2016 Robert C. smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Terrific, Authentic Warbird Story!

Hopefully non-veterans and non-profits appreciate the authentic action-packed scenes and descriptions throughout this riveting, action-packed story. Despite the frustration of politics and egos of "wanna-bees," the battles continued and those who earned fought were recognised. Excellent aviator warrior story.
Benton
May 09, 2014 Benton rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Read it with a friend's recommendation. It wasn't bad, per say, but it wasn't good either. Certainly not as exciting as my friend lead me to believe. Not to mention the ending just kind of...happened. Overall, it felt very anticlimactic.
Bob
Sep 29, 2013 Bob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun story. Very much reminiscent of Red Storm Rising, Team Yankee, Sword Point, etc. Great characters. They weren't just letters on the page, although as a former Army enlisted man, I would have appreciated a little more fleshing of the enlisted personnel of the 45th TFW.
Jim A
Sep 04, 2015 Jim A rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Richard Herman's first novel featuring F4s (Herman flew F4s, so he knows the aircraft) in combat against Iranian forces.

Very well written and as much character driven as aerial combat driven.

Fans of aerial combat scenes will enjoy this one.
Lee Kicker
Apr 19, 2016 Lee Kicker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
2nd time I have read this book and it remains one of my very favorite Military Aviation thrillers. His character development is very good and I can't wait to watch them grow as I read all of his books in order.
Mark
Feb 16, 2009 Mark rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military
Duty-Honor-Country...enjoyable techno-military-thriller along the lines of "Red Storm Rising"...compelling characters...plenty of action during a confrontation in the Mid-East
Bob Porter
Herman does not disappoint
Charlie
Apr 25, 2010 Charlie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A provoking reminder of my 23 years in the Air force from 1960-1983 and my two tours supporting F105 Aircraft Maintenance in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.
John Costello
Jan 06, 2013 John Costello rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great book, one of my favorites. I read it when it first came out, and recently revisited it. As fun and as timely as it was 20 plus years ago.
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Robert Lewter
Jun 04, 2012 Robert Lewter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good war story
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Also publishes as Richard Herman Jr.

Richard Herman was a member of the United States Air Force (Weapons System operator) for twenty-one years, retiring in 1983 with the rank of major. He is the author of ten previous novels, including The Warbirds, Power Curve, Against All Enemies, Edge of Honor, and The Trojan Sea, all published by Avon Books.
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