Stephen Coonts is the author of seven "New York Times" bestselling novels, the first of which was the classic flying tale, " Flight of the Intruder," which spent more than six months at the top of "The New York Times" bestseller list. His novels have been published around the world and translated into more than a dozen languages. He was honored by the U.S. Naval Institute with its Author of the Year Award in 1986. His latest novel is America. He is also the editor of two anthologies, "War in the Air" and "The New York Times "bestselling "Combat." He resides with his wife, Deborah, in Nevada.