KICKER – The Forgotten Front – by R Grey Hoover

KICKER – The Forgotten Front – by R Grey Hoover

KICKER – The Forgotten Front

A World War II Historical Thriller – R Grey Hoover


An Excerpt from KICKER:

April 4, 1944 – Dinjan Airbase, India

…the hairs on the nape of his neck stood erect. At that moment, a distant flash of lightning faintly illuminated the scene, and in that instant of light, Sam could see the large form of a tiger standing beside him.

The animal’s head was enormous. Its eyes, momentarily reflecting light from the faraway lightning, gave the beast an evil, devil-like appearance. This was death incarnate staring directly at him.

Sam was frozen with fear, and his heart seemed to stop. His .45-caliber pistol hung on the wall not three feet away, and he cursed himself for not keeping it inside the mosquito netting with him. He knew the tiger could see that he was awake, and he feared any movement would cause it to attack.

The animal stepped closer, and Sam could see its dim outline and smell its damp fur and the fetid odor of its breath. The tiger appeared to know its victim was helpless. The great beast took its time as it sniffed the mosquito netting as if testing its strength. Slowly it raised a huge paw and placed it against the puny impediment. The tiger’s claws caught in the netting, and with a mighty swipe, it ripped the flimsy material away from the bed.

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The History – World War II

World War II is raging. A young father must choose between his family and duty to his country- a decision that could cost him everything.

Based on actual experiences of United States veterans and official military aviation history records from World War II, this is the thrilling story of a family’s journey into war. While his loved ones struggle with shortages and rationing at home, Sam endures relentless Japanese attacks against his unarmed aircraft over the treacherous mountains and torrid jungles of Asia. His job is to drop supplies to Merrill’s Marauders and over 750,000 allied soldiers fighting in the perilous jungles of Burma. If the enemy is not stopped, the American way of life will end.

The Story – KICKER

Non-stop action, humor and romance; and the chance to learn about World War II’s “forgotten front.” Buy KICKER today and find out how the “Greatest Generation” earned its reputation.

Comments from readers of Kicker:

“I could not put this book down, as the story of Sam, the young volunteer and aspiring pilot, unfolds. The author delivers his story with a rich back drop of historical details…” Elray

” What an interesting story! I learned so much about heroes not mentioned in history books.” JacquieRhoades

“History made real through the telling of one soldier’s story. This book made me miss my father and all of the stories he never told me. ” Linda S. Browning

“Hoover leaves nothing out. He shows the sacrifices made on the battle front, as well as sacrifices made on the home front.” Candi Silk

The Author – R Grey Hoover

R Grey Hoover is an Air Force veteran with a rich family tradition of military service. He wrote his book “Kicker the forgotten front” to honor his father and the World War II veterans who fought in the China-Burma-India (CBI) theatre.

During the war, the European and Pacific theatres got most of the supplies and media attention leaving the CBI theatre with the leftovers. Even in today’s media coverage of World War II the CBI theatre is never mentioned. The author’s book is an attempt to correct this gross oversight.

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