Michael Byars Lewis is one of today's foremost aviation thriller authors. He brings a unique and exciting glimpse into that world through his protagonist, USAF pilot--Jason Conrad. Each book in the series is a stand-alone story. But it's more fun to start from the beginning.
The adventure begins with Retribution, Book 1 in the Jason Conrad series. We then follow Jason's career with the multi-award winning Surly Bonds (2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Silver Medal Finalist-1st Novel; 2013 Readers' Favorites: Bronze Medal-Fiction/Intrigue, and the 2014 Beverly Hills Book Awards: Winner-Military Fiction).
Veil of Deception was the follow-up to Surly Bonds and has garnered an impressive twelve awards: 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards - WINNER Military Fiction; 2016 Pacific Book Awards - WINNER - Best Thriller; 2016 Readers' Favorite Book Awards - WINNER - Tall Tales; 2016 Book Excellence Awards - WINNER - Action; 2016 Beverly Hills Book Awards - WINNER - Military Fiction; 2016 Military Writer's Society of America - SILVER MEDAL - Thriller; 2016 International Book Awards - FINALIST - Thriller/Adventure; 2016 Forward INDIES Book of the Year - FINALIST - War & Military; 2016 Beverly Hills Book Awards - FINALIST - THRILLER; 2016 Hollywood Book Festival - HONORABLE MENTION - All Genres; 2017 Chanticleer International Book Awards - SEMI-FINALIST - Spy & Espionage; and 2017 Killer Nashville - FINALIST -Action/Adventure.
Michael has participated on several author panels at such events as The International Thriller Writers annual Thrillerfest in New York City; Killer Nashville; and the Louisiana Book Festival.
A former AC-130U 'Spooky' Gunship Evaluator Pilot, Michael spent eighteen years in Air Force Special Operations Command. A twenty-five year Air Force pilot, he has flown special operations combat missions in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He is currently a pilot for a major U.S. airline. Michael lives in Florida with his wife Kim.
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