Lt. Lance Wilkins is young, fearless, and bitter toward God. The pilot of a thundering F-4 Phantom with dozens of successful missions over North Vietnam, Lance once told God, “I don’t need you— just leave me alone!” Everything changes when his Phantom is shot down during a routine bombing mission over the Dragon’s Jaw.
Evading the Viet Cong for several weeks, Lance is eventually captured and taken to the “Hanoi Hilton”, an infamous POW prison in the heart of Hanoi. When a leftist anti-war group plans a vicious propaganda attack on his wife, Lance knows that there is only one way to stop it— in person. But to do that, he will have to escape…
Phantom Pilot is the story of a prodigal whose heart is softened by adversity. This book was written as a tribute to the memory of the brave men who gave their lives on the battlefields of Vietnam, and to the brave men who miraculously returned.
Although there is nothing vulgar or dishonorable in the story, some of the prison torture scenes are intense. This book is written for teenage/adult readers. Parents of elementary students should use discretion.