Jamie Dodson’s Black Dragons Attack – the 4th Book in the Nick Grant Adventure Series was published by The Ardent Writer Press on October 1, 2017.

Black Dragons Attack by Jamie Dodson, published by the Ardent Writer Press on October 1, 2017
Book IV. The Black Dragons are back! Prior to the Second World War, the United States and Imperial Japan were locked in a deadly espionage war. By 1936, Japan knew that war was inevitable to stop American influence from spreading across the Pacific. However, before Japan could attack they needed the advanced technology that would insure a quick and decisive victory. Only Naval Aviation Cadet Nick Grant stood between Japan’s Black Dragons and the US technology that they so desperately craved.

Jamie has also received some glowing endorsements of his latest book from many literary luminaries, including:

FLYING BOATS & SPIES nails it! I have sailed those waters, lived some of Nick Grant’s adventures, and shared the very skies he flew. Jamie Dodson got it all right with a page-turning story that took me back to my youth and Pacific adventures that others only dream about.”
Austin Boyd, Navy pilot and submarine hunter, award-winning novelist, and author of the Mars Hill Classified trilogy

CHINA CLIPPER is a terrific read! It’s accurate, fast moving and filled with surprises; perfect for young people interested in history and aviation.”
Walter J. Boyne, Best Selling Author, Former Director, National Air & Space Museum, and enshrined in National Aviation Hall of Fame.

MISSION: SHANGHAI is Nick Grant’s most dangerous mission and he risks it all to settle the score with Black Dragon Miyazaki. I recommend this page turner. You won’t be able to put it down.
J. R. Hafer Aviation Writer and Blogger

LIVING IN HAWAII rekindled Jamie’s childhood passion for learning more about the era of the great flying boats. Boats were in his family DNA, after all.
Born in London, Jamie’s parents immigrated to Canada when he was 3. After a year, the family moved to Chicago.
When he graduated from Lane Technical High School, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He served 13 months in Vietnam.
After active duty, Jamie joined the 3/87th Mountain Infantry, US Army Reserve, and studied Geospatial Science at the University of Colorado. While at university he participated in the Reserve Officer Training Program and received a Military Intelligence commission along with his bachelor’s degree.
After serving on three continents, two wars and across the Pacific he retired. Raytheon offered him a position as a Principal Systems Engineer and he moved the family to Huntsville, Alabama. About the same time Jamie says he got the idea for the story and the Nick Grant character.
And so the story began.
“I write historical fiction novels depicting real events and the people who influenced them. I tell the story from the prospective of a fictional character, inspired by HAWK Six, a former US Army Airborne Ranger, Military Intelligence Pilot and Homeland Security Senior Intelligence Officer.”
Book 1, Flying Boats and Spies, was published in June 2008.
Book 2, China Clipper, was published in June 2010.
Book 3, Mission: Shanghai, was published in June 2012.

Steve Gierhart
Dale “Steve” Gierhart is a retired business manager for the United States Army. Based in Huntsville, Alabama on Redstone Arsenal, his career lasted from 1975 to 2010 in which he managed contracts, finances/accounting, and cost estimating for several missile defense systems, among which were Stinger, Avenger, Chaparral, Sentinel, JLENS, SLAMRAAM, and Non-Line of Sight.  The author wishes to thank the many co-workers, peers, and contractors who made these programs successful.  It is their tireless work that brought these systems to the soldier that needed them.  While budget constraints made it difficult for some of their work to see its full potential, they never blinked, they adjusted.  They persevered. Steve hails from Shawnee, Oklahoma; but most of his adult life has been spent in the beautiful hills of North Alabama where he lives with his wife, Bonny, who raises Tennessee Walking Horses. Between them, Steve and Bonny have 5 children and 9 grandchildren. Steve enjoys writing now that he is retired and plans more excursions of the imagination. He and Bonny, a retired engineer who worked as a contractor on several NASA and Army programs, will travel in their retirement though 15 horses, 4 dogs and 3 cats can crimp the best of plans.