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Tom Young


Tom Young

Thomas W. Young has logged nearly 4,000 hours as a flight engineer for the Air National Guard in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo, and elsewhere, including Latin America, the Horn of Africa, and the Far East. Military honors include two Air Medals, three Aerial Achievement Medals, and the Air Force Combat Action Medal. He continues to serve with the Air National Guard as a Senior Master Sergeant.

He holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and studied writing there and at the Sewanee Writers' Conference, among other places. He is also the author of the oral history THE SPEED OF HEAT: An Airlift Wing at War in Iraq and Afghanistan, and contributed to the anthology OPERATION HOMECOMING, edited by Andrew Carroll. Young lives in Alexandria, Virginia

Tom Young

Books by Tom Young

by Tom Young - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

A trap kills several Marines, while others are captured. A jihadist leader promises that unless forces withdraw, he will execute one prisoner a day. Immediately, Marine gunnery sergeant A. E. Blount’s friends and colleagues, Sophia Gold and Lieutenant Colonel Michael Parson, rush to Libya to help coordinate rescue efforts. Soon, however, they all will be fighting for their lives in the sand and fire of the desert.

by Tom Young - Thriller

A Taliban splinter group, Black Crescent, is shooting medical workers, downing helicopters, slaughtering anyone who dares to accept aid. It’s up to Lieutenant Colonel Michael Parson and his Afghan aircrews to try to figure out how to strike back.

by Tom Young - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Four years after the events of THE MULLAH’S STORM, jihadists strike the Afghan National Police training center in Kabul, killing many and wounding others. The injured are loaded onto a C-5 Galaxy bound for Germany, but once airborne, the commander, Major Michael Parson, receives a message. The jihadists have placed bombs on some planes leaving Afghanistan, and the Galaxy is one of them. If Parson tries to descend, the bomb will go off.