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Publisher's Summary

The true story of Air Force men and women who struggle to prevent a mass murder and an aviation disaster.

The base psychiatrist warned his staff about the airman. 

"This is the kind of patient who...one day...he's going to come back and kill you."

Aircrews pleaded with their leadership to ground a dangerous pilot. 

"We predicted the worst air-show disaster in history when we found out that he was gonna fly."

Have you ever heard someone say that a tragedy struck without warning?

The precursors of violence and tragedy are revealed in this true story of mental illness, mass murder, and aviation disaster. 

On June 20, 1994, a former airman sought vengeance with a rifle at the Fairchild Air Force Base hospital. Four days later, a rogue pilot crashed a B-52 outside of Fairchild's Nuclear Weapon Storage Area. Both tragedies had been predicted and repeatedly warned about. 

This audiobook was written by Andy Brown, the man who ended the hospital killing spree. Brown's narrative focuses mainly on others, including the heroic life-saving actions of hospital patrons and staff, but he also describes the preparations he made which enabled him to win a pistol-versus-rifle gunfight, as well as his own experience with the effects of trauma. 

This unique true-crime audiobook is densely packed with details garnered from medical records, police reports, and first-hand accounts obtained from journal entries, letters, witness statements, and personal interviews. These empowering stories detail the events that lead up to the tragedies, the heroic response, and the aftermath.

©2016 Andy Brown (P)2017 Andy Brown

Critic Reviews

"In vivid and thoroughly researched detail, Andy Brown masterfully weaves two tragic stories ... this is an important and well-written read." (Gregory K. Moffatt, PhD, author of Blind-Sided: Homicide Where It Is Least Expected)

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My review of Warnings Unheeded by Ssgt Andy Brown

First of all let me state for the record I Have never met Andy and we are not related! We were both however USAF Security Policemen! We both were stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base at different times. I own and have read his book, several times over! In 20 years as an Air Force Cop I have never needed to either draw my M9 or chamber a round in my M-16! Andy not only had to draw but also engage an armed mass murderer at a USAF hospital! In addition it’s the story of an out of control AF B52 pilot responsible for the death of his whole crew at an air show at Fairchild AFB! His in-depth research is worthy of an NCIS episode! I whole heartedly recommend this Audio book! SSgt F. Brown USAF ret. 377th Security Police Group.

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Great!

Incredible and informative. This book gives amazing insight and these tragedies and what we can do to try and stop them from happening again.

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Powerful, Instructive, Tragic

This is a great book, well put together and performed. It is hard to give it a 5 if 5 means "I loved it." The events are so tragic, and could have, yea should have been avoided. I commend for doing such a thorough job on a very difficult subject.

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Lots to learn from the book

this book bounced between the active killer and the plane crash. this took me a little to understand but in the end everything came together into a facinatong story.

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Eye opening

I really enjoyed listening. I knew nothing about this before In 1994 I was busy with babies but now I am really glad to have learned all this. Gripping!

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The memories of that day came flooding back...

I knew Dr. Alan London. My husband and I chatted with him outside his office 5 minutes before he was killed.

Thank you Andy Brown for writing this book and filling in so many holes about that day.

Oh...and I was walking out of the BX that Friday, the 24th, buying a sympathy card to take to Dr. London's memorial service. I saw the B-52 crash.... thanks for all the research you did to document the SYSTEMIC idiocy that allowed that damn hot dog F15 pilot wannabe to continue flying and endangering others. I had NO idea that the copilot's teen son's and wife watched the crash. Dear Lord....
Lastly Andy, I'm thrilled to hear your life is joyful in Spokane, a community I love and maintain ties to still.

God bless you and your family.