Joseph Flint’s New Novel Delves into Shady World of Arms Dealing
EDMONDS, Wash. (PRWEB) June 10, 2013
From flight test engineer and Vietnam War veteran Joseph Flint comes Rescue from Innocence, an exciting tale of intrigue and adventure amidst the murky world of arms exportation. The tale is set in the year 1990, leading to the Iraqi invasion, which would eventually lead to the Gulf War, and follows an intrepid flight test engineer who struggles to thwart duplicitous arms dealers seeking to supply Saddam Hussein with advanced weapons systems.
Flint’s historical fiction adventure novel is inspired by true events. The protagonist, Walter Judge, thought that he had put the dark days of Southeast Asia behind him, and attempts to live a comfortable life testing aircraft for a small Texan firm when a mysterious call from an old friend hints at trouble. He arranges a meeting after her return from an overseas assignment, but she never arrives. When he tries to solve the riddle, a botched attempt on his life thrusts him into being a key player in a clandestine project to provide Iraq with advanced American helicopter gunships. A chance to sidestep disaster and pursue a life-altering love affair is ruined when kidnapping and assassination attempts force his continued involvement in the arms deal, while he quietly bides his time, waiting for the opportune moment to foil the conspiracy and find the men behind it.
Riveting and unforgettable, Rescue from Innocence portrays the dark truth of weapons trafficking, rife with intrigue and deception, and, ultimately, the exploits of a man who challenges the corrupt forces in the military-industrial complex’ underworld to protect those he loves the most. Flint’s work will appeal to fans of techno-thrillers, military fiction, as well as those who enjoy engaging tales of human drama.
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About the Author
Joseph Flint was immersed in aviation and geopolitics beginning as a teenager in Vietnam. He followed up his combat experience with helicopter and fixed-wing training before leaving the military for an aeronautical engineering degree at Purdue University, which led to his 30-plus-year career in experimental flight testing. He has tested aircraft all over the world from Indonesia, Tibet, and Japan, to the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, and Austria. He has many exploits from the flight decks and cockpits of all types of aircraft. To this day, he can be found testing an Apache, Chinook, V-22, or the much larger Boeing 737, 777, 787, or 747. Despite these adventures, Flint maintains it is the lives of the people he has encountered that intertwine across cultural, race, industry, and political boundaries that he finds most fascinating. He continues to write from these experiences from his homes in Washington and Arizona.
Rescue from Innocence * by Joseph Flint
Publication Date: February 25, 2013
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