TOPGUN meets the West Wing in this modern-day, military techno-thriller set on the picturesque island of Nantucket.
Vacationing with his wife and two young children, US President Andrew Russell is enjoying a well-deserved break from Washington politics when Islamic militants launch a fierce assault. Faced with a major terrorist attack only a few miles from the US coast, Russell--an ex-naval aviator--responds with the same focus and determination that made him one of the best fighter pilots in the fleet. But will it be enough?
If you like Tom Clancy, Stephen Coonts and Brad Thor, you'll thoroughly enjoy this nonstop page-turner.
Thad Dupper is a technology executive and has held senior positions at leading technology companies, most recently as Chairman & CEO of Evolving Systems (NASDAQ:EVOL). In addition, Mr. Dupper, a life-long advocate of the US Navy, is a member of the Tailhook Association having made four carrier arrested landings on the USS John C. Stennis, USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Carl Vinson (2).
Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., he is a product of Catholic education having attended Xaverian High School and Manhattan College where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems.
Mr. Dupper and his wife along with their two children reside in Castle Pines, Colorado, and vacation frequently on the island of Nantucket.
Many recall the classic line from TOPGUN -- but the naval (and Marine) aviators who assisted me on Attack on Nantucket are the real-life heroes.
With more than 4,000 carrier assisted landings across this select group of aviation legends -- as well as hundreds of combat missions -- their aircraft inventory includes F-8, F-14 and F/A-18's.
This elite group of aviators includes Navy Fighter Weapons School TOPGUN instructors, Carrier Group Commanders, CAGS and a CO of the famed Blue Angels...
Attack on Nantucket
For carrier and aviation expertise, I am indebted to Rear Admiral Thomas “Chain” Zelibor USN (Ret.); Rear Admiral Mark “Guad” Guadagnini USN (Ret.); Captain Rob “Ice” Ffield USN (Ret.); Captain Craig “Clap” Clapperton, Commanding Officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt USN, Captain Richard “Twig” LaBranche USN; Captain Thomas J. Fraser USMC (Ret.).