Gordon Kent is the pseudonym of a father-and-son writing team, both of whom have extensive personal experience in the US Navy. Both are former Intelligence officers and both served as aircrew. The son earned his Observer wings in S-3 Vikings during the Gulf conflict. After service in the Mediterranean, Persian Gulf, Pacific and Africa, he left active duty in 1999.
'Consistently excellent ... loaded with gunfights, snappy dialogue and the aerial hijinks of supersonic jet fighters. The high testosterone doses satisfy, but best is the complex and clever web of motive Kent weaves for the mole.' Publishers Weekly, on TOP HOOK'The concept of the character-driven thriller had seemed almost a contradiction in terms -- until recently, when in the hands of Gordon Kent, the descriptor has begun to make exciting sense.' Booklist, on TOP HOOK'Tom Clancy used to have the high-tech military thriller stakes all to himself but now Gordon Kent has entered the field, and how. There's action on all fronts with Alan Craik at the heart of it, whether it's a carrier group in the Med confronting a rogue Russian sub commander, mounting a rescue mission for a captured CIA agent in Africa, or helping combat a high-level conspiracy in Washington. Non-stop ... a smoking gun of a story.' Northern Echo, on PEACEMAKER'Told with all the authority of inside knowledge ... an absorbing tale of international skulduggery.' Irish News, on PEACEMAKER'Kent knows his subject at first hand and the expertise shows on the page: high stakes, pounding tension and the best dogfights put on paper. A lot of thrillers these days, you come away feeling like you've been in a simulator. Gordon Kent straps you into the real thing. Enjoy the ride!' IAN RANKIN, on NIGHT TRAP'Flying, spying and dying -- NIGHT TRAP is the real straight Navy stuff. Better strap yourself to the chair. I loved it.' STEPHEN COONTS