On this episode, Sean and Chris sit down with Top Gun fighter pilot turned thriller author, Jack Stewart to discuss his debut novel, UKNOWN RIDER.
After a Navy pilot inexplicably loses control of his stealth fighter, he stumbles upon a global conspiracy, and embarks on a thrilling chase filled with espionage and betrayal.
TOP GUN instructor Colt Bancroft has just catapulted off the USS Abraham Lincoln, his F-35C Joint Strike Fighter trailing blue and yellow flame as he climbs into the night sky off the California coast.
When he is sent to investigate a series of mysterious lights floating dangerously close to his aircraft carrier, disaster strikes. His jet becomes unresponsive as it rolls inverted and enters a nosedive aimed right at the aircraft carrier’s unsuspecting escort cruiser…
What follows is a tale of heroism and betrayal, spycraft and suspense, and aerial combat against an unexpected adversary.
To clear his name and unmask a traitor, Colt must survive a dangerous game of spy-vs-spy, where trusting the wrong person could cost him his life. To stop the enemy from hitting their ultimate target, Colt must use every ounce of his skill and training…and uncover the identity of the UNKNOWN RIDER.
PRIASE FOR JACK STEWART & UKNOWN RIDER:
“Jack Stewart brings years of experience as a Top Gun fighter pilot to Unknown Rider - a high-octane and adrenaline powered thriller... Strap in and hold on!” —Jack Carr, former Navy SEAL Sniper and #1 New York Times bestselling author of the James Reece Terminal List series.
"Unknown Rider is a stunning military thriller strongly evocative of classic Clancy and Dale Brown. Intensely paced and skillfully plotted." —Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Gray Man
"Jack Stewart’s been there-done that writing catapults readers through Unknown Rider from page one. Colt is a unique combination of Jack Ryan and Pete Mitchell, from espionage to dogfights…this is a Mach 5 debut." —Brad Taylor, Retired Special Forces officer and New York Times bestselling author of the Pike Logan series
Jack Stewart grew up in Seattle, Washington and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy before serving twenty-three years as a fighter pilot. During that time, he flew combat missions from three different aircraft carriers and deployed to Afghanistan as a member of an Air Force Tactical Air Control Party. His last deployment was with a joint special operations counter-terrorism task force in Africa.
Jack is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) and holds a Master of Science in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego. He is an airline pilot and has appeared as a military and commercial aviation expert on international cable news. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and three children.