New York Times bestselling author of Tom Clancy Zero Hour and Hostile Intent, Don Bentley, joins VBC Happy Hour to talk about his new thriller Forgotten War and his service in Iraq and Afghanistan flying Apache helicopters. Don Bentley’s elite military background gives him the unique ability to write pulse-pounding action with authority.

As an Apache pilot, Don led the attack element of the mission to rescue Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, which was the subject of the book and film Lone Survivor.

In his writing, Don draws from his own combat experience and hopes that fellow veterans will connect with Defense Intelligence Agency operative Matt Drake. Readers were first introduced to Matt Drake in Without Sanction (2020) and were immediately captivated by his humor, heart, and desire to do good no matter the cost. the latest installment is propulsive, complex, and well-crafted, part military thriller and part spy novel.

The story reads like an action-movie and is perfect for fans of Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney, and Lee Child. Join us for this conversation with an author of the Tom Clancy-Jack Ryan series and a veteran with a keen understanding of the recent history he’s lived.

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