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The Viper Contract: A High Tech Aviation Thriller

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Several years after a bitter retirement from the Air Force, former fighter pilot Colin Pearce has found a second career: flying Gulfstream and Falcon business jets as a daily contractor. Between the constant travel and his extensive Single-Malt Scotch collection, he manages to keep the demons of has past where they belong. It’s a lucrative, solitary existence and that’s th ...more
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Published (first published July 20th 2011)
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Rachel Abbott
Excellent story - fast paced action - well worth a read

The Viper Contract tells the story of an ex US Air Force fighter pilot, Colin Pearce, who has been forced to take up a career as a contract pilot, ferrying businessmen and the like around. The money’s good, but it doesn’t excite him the way his former profession did. And then something happens to change all that. He is approached by the CIA to act as an undercover agent in a daring and deadly airstrike which could have disastrous consequence

BOOK REVIEW: Chris Broyhill's THE VIPER CONTRACT delivers a knockout punch

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As the host of Conservatives Lead with Sean McCaffrey every Tuesday on KFNX in Phoenix (, I have the wonderful opportunity to meet interesting candidates, elected officials, community leaders... and when I'm especially lucky, authors.
Tonight was one of those times I was especially lucky, as I was joined on-air this evening b
5.0 out of 5 stars Slick, smooth and crisp., November 19, 2011
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Not since Ian Flemming created James Bond have I been so engaged with a central action character.The author creates a realistic definable hero that you can believe in. The story is rich with details that empower the reader with the ability to easily grasp the rush of a pilot in an F16 fighting for his life.
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Ralph Leibig
I finished last night. The bottom line is I’ll definitely read the sequel. It was a long but fast book. Certainly it was entertaining. With Black Water so recently in the news, the idea of retired fighter pilots going rogue and becoming for hire mercenaries is no stretch of the imagination.
Been a Pilot myself for many years, I can truly appreciate the accuracy to the details of fighter ops and the vision of the writer. Great storyline and a true page turner. I guess it takes one to know one. Cant wait for the sequel to come out.
Dean Goozee
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I’m a little torn with this book. It should have been good, it read well and kept me reasonably engaged, but, well I just don’t know.

The book follows an ex Viper jet pilot who discovers a friend has been caught up in some ever so shady business. He is recruited by the CIA (before he is approached by this group) and manages to ‘save the day’.

The book reminded me very much of a Lee Child story; very American in style and very action packed. The problem I had with it was that, whilst Broyhill clear
Colin Pearce was a gifted fighter pilot who left the USAF at the point in his career when you start flying less and pushing paper more. The separation was like the end of a bad marriage: good memories, but less of them as time goes by. I won’t ruin your reading pleasure by telling you about that, but it could be short story on its own.

As we start the story, Colin is now a contract pilot, flying when companies need to cover an empty seat on the flight deck. He is in Atlanta airport waiting for a
I won this on Goodreads. If you like planes, you will like this book. In depth look at piloting a fighter jet and dog fighting. Was too focused on the intricacies of fighter jet flying for me but the story line was good. A mercenary group of pilots are going to attack a target. The main character is approached by the CIA to infiltrate the group and help prevent the attack. He's a loner and his only friend disappeared inside the group. He is manipulated by both sides. Well written. Just a little ...more
This was a book that was over my head in a couple of instances (FYI I'm a pilot, flying amateur aerobatics, etc) yet kept my interest from beginning to end. The main character was confident without being arrogant, the scenes were described colourfully and the plot line was very interesting.

Unlike Tom Clancy, we were not hit over the head with how wonderful the current technology is, but instead the human factors were front and centre.

I am anticipating the second book, I hope that Chris (the auth
I just finished reading this book and have to say I really enjoyed it. I had to read it a lot slower than most books because of the technical language, but it was engaging and kept me going. The technical language was clearly explained--but it still slowed me down. If you enjoy military thrillers, this is a book for you!
The flying scenes are the most realistic I've ever read. Colin Pearce could be the next James Bond. This is the first in a trilogy. A page turner. I read it straight through until I was done.
Excellent read. Fast paced action. F-16 aerial sequences are described in such detail that visulization is easy.
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Chris Broyhill has loved writing and aviation for as long as he can remember. He took a creative writing class in high school but it was his passion for flying that lead him to the United States Air Force.

Chris graduated from United States Air Force Academy with Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and focused on a career in the cockpit. He served in the USAF for over twenty years, was promoted e
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