- Sierra Hotel
First Lieutenant Rob Amity is an Air Force instructor pilot based Stateside during Vietnam. Most of his fellow instructors have flown combat missions, but he hasn't... nor does he particularly want to. This makes him the odd man out in the ready room, torn between his loyalty to his comrades and his objections to the war. Throw in a vindictive senior officer known as Captain "Military" and his feelings for Suzy, his former girlfriend who is now the wife of his best friend and commander, and you have a bad situation that can only get worse. Seeking solace, Rob gives in to the many temptations of the officers' club and the flightline. The more he can focus on the high-octane life of a fighter pilot—flying, drinking, and sex—the less he has to think about everything else. That's the theory, anyway. In practice, it nearly becomes his undoing.
Following a horrible tragedy, Rob returns home to rest and recuperate. He finds the world he left for the Air Force changed—even his friends and family. Wracked with guilt and faced with hostility simply for the uniform he wears, he must decide between pleasing those around him with false niceties or staying true to his own thoughts and feelings.
Take a seat and strap yourself in, because Sierra Hotel is a full-throttle dive into the world of the United States Air Force during the conflict in Vietnam. Written with the kind of authenticity that only comes with experience, Kent McInnis brings his story to life in lurid detail, with in-flight scenes so real, you'll swear you can smell the jet fuel.