In Duncan Hunter’s world there are three major nemeses that he confronts: master international terrorists, cunning communists, and those closet terrorists and communists who have infiltrated the government and whose policies are wreaking havoc on regular Americans. In Special Access, a democratic President is discovered to be not only an “illegal alien” but consorted with the world’s worst master terrorists. Shoot Down, a democratic President first ignored a legitimate threat posed to commercial aviation. Then when an aircraft is shot out of the sky, he pays the ransom to stop the killing but doesn’t go after the terrorists who shoots airplanes out of the sky for profit. In No Need to Know, the former CIA Director is both a former KGB officer as well as an Islamic sympathizer before he is run out of Washington DC for sexual misconduct. In Special Access, Shoot Down, and No Need to Know, Duncan Hunter is responsible for the downfall of the high-ranking officials who had been successful infiltrating the highest levels of the US government.
In book four, tentatively titled Blown Cover, Duncan Hunter goes after the President that he forced from office. The actions of communist leaders in the 1930s set the stage for all future aviation espionage and terrorism. Like all of my books, there’s a significant element of truth (factual aviation history) to set the stage for the story and plot line. The old Soviet Union really did steal British and American aircraft plans. Sometimes Russians and the French would collaborate to hide the truth of a tragedy when it suited both parties. And again, the real truth is hidden behind a curtain of top secret security clearances and old CIA files.
More to follow.