This novel is based on the personal experiences of the author and many true stories that have never been fully told before. This is the first in a series of modern naval adventures, following the career of Lieutenant Jonathon Hunt through the turbulent modern military times of the last three decades.
"Decent Military Fiction"
America is being flooded with drugs, and the US Coast Guard can't find out why. HMS Chester is in the Caribbean conducting trials and is tasked to aid a new anti-drugs task force. Helicopter pilot Lieutenant Commander Jonathon Hunt and his observer, Brian Pearce, become involved when it is decided that the war needs to be taken to the enemy.
Lieutenant Jonathon Hunt (Sea Skimmer) has been appointed to a commando helicopter squadron operating in Northern Norway. It is the height of the Cold War, and the Soviets have discovered a secret NATO submarine listening station hidden in the Arctic ice. They would like to do something about it but cannot come up with a method of attack until they decide on the use of an Ekranoplan.
Beirut, a city in chaos. After their embassy is bombed, the British decide on a full evacuation and call on the newly formed 844 Naval Air Squadron of Sea King helicopters, led by Lieutenant Commander Jonathon Hunt, to conduct the operation. Embarking on the experimental Royal Fleet Auxiliary "Arapaho", the squadron almost complete their dangerous task when Jon Hunt's aircraft is shot down and he is taken hostage.