The words the top leaders such as President Lyndon Johnson, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, and other top leaders are exactly attributed to them in the books I researched. My other characters are composites of people I had served with. In Rolling Thunder I write about the Mike Force, a Special Forces A-Team in South Vietnam. In 2011 we had a reunion and I had a video made that explains in detail how the F-100 close air support worked with the Mike Force during Operation Attleboro in 1966.
"A taut, exciting tale of good men in a bad war. Berent is the real thing."
--- TOM CLANCY
"Rolling Thunder is terrific - a novel of exceptional authenticity that hits like a thunderclap. A decorated Vietnam pilot, Mark Berent knows planes and men and battle, and he whirls them around in a story of uncommon strength. I can't wait for his next book."
--- W.E.B. GRIFFIN, best-selling author of Brotherhood of War and The Corps
"Mark Berent writes with great authority and utter realism, immersing the reader in his characters' every sensation and emotion."
--- DALE BROWN, best-selling author of Flight of the Old Dog and Silver Tower
"The fighter pilot's war - you love it and hate it at the same time, and Mark Berent writes it that way."
--- STEPHEN COONTS, best-selling author of Flight of the Intruder
"Berent tells it like it was!"
--- CHUCK YEAGER
"The best Vietnam air novel I have read. Berent captures the essence of flying men at war, their agony, emotions, courage, and triumph."
--- BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBINS OLDS