A war-weary Navy pilot confronts the deadly skies of the South Pacific, training Marine pilots and battling Soviets MiGs in the wake of the Vietnam War. Fighter pilot Jake Grafton is adrift following combat in Vietnam. With no place in the States to call home, Grafton sticks to what he knows best: taking on the world’s most treacherous skies from the cockpit of a Grumman A-6 Intruder. Now, stationed in the South Pacific on the U.S.S. Columbia, Grafton must teach the Marines aboard the art of flying from an aircraft carrier - a mission that, thanks to the unruly Marine Captain Le Beau, is as joyless as it is dangerous.
But when an unexpected enemy appears from above, Grafton and Le Beau must put aside their differences and work together to save the lives of all onboard.
©2010 Stephen Coonts (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By ian b on 23-08-16

another get Jake Grafton book.

I love the Jake Grafton Series. had the paper back collection for years. I would love the last 3 on Audible.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Wayne on 17-12-17

Stephen Coonts second novel!

First released almost 35 years ago, The Intruders is the second of Coonts' many novels and it is also the second in the Jake Grafton series. This novel is set just after the Vietnam war. Grafton flew for the US Navy during the war as did author Stephen Coonts. Grafton is a lieutenant in the Navy and 26 years old. He flies the A6 Navy carrier attack jet just as Coonts flew. Coonts was still in the Navy Reserve when he wrote this novel. The novel tends to be somewhat technical concerning airplanes and carrier take offs and landings, but it is also both an adventure story and a love story.

Those familiar with the 18 novel Jake Grafton/Tommy Carmellini series will know that Grafton later enters the CIA and lfinally becomes CIA director.

I've been a huge fan of author Stephen Coonts for many years. Going back and listening to the early novels more than 25 years after first reading them is a real pleasure.

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4 out of 5 stars
By George on 08-05-14


Exciting tactical treatment of post Vietnam aircraft carrier operations. Our hero, Lt Jake Grafton, goes on a cruise, worries about his girlfriend, fights pirates and the Soviets while cementing his relationship with a Marine snake-eating bombardier-navigator. Full of Navy jargon, each word well explained. The book is an exciting listen from beginning to end.

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