In 2048, a time when women are truly equal in the military, Chase Harcourt, call sign "Nyx", is one of the best, if not the best, young fighter pilot in the United Star Academy. America is locked in the second cold war. This time with China, who's drones are the best and fiercest around, there is nothing that can go up against them, or is there? Chase and another Star Academy pilot are part of a experimental new "Streaker" program. But all anyone cares about is the Streaker trials, not Chase and what she has to go through to be the best. But as war comes closer and closer to home, Chase knows there are secrets being kept and when she finds the answers it might cause more people to be hurt than she ever imagined.
This is a high octane, non stop, high-G book! This is a awesome book that could only be written by someone who has spent time on the inside, which is part of what drew me to this book being a product of the "Top Gun" Navy myself. I love to read action, young adult , military books, but it is always so much better when the main character is a female, that is just awesome especially now when these jobs are being opened up to women. Hopefully, this book will inspire someone or at least let girls know they can do these jobs too. This may be a fiction book but some of the underlining tones run straight and true.
The characters are well rounded and normal, even the invincible "Nyx" has a soft, tender side that you see throughout the book, although she doesn't show it to her fellow cadets. There is some romance and some breakups, but what co-ed school doesn't? However, you will find the Streaker pilots and their RIO's have their own group and they mostly stick together like siblings, and if you have ever had a brother or sister you'll understand, they can fight each other all day but no one outside is allowed to fight with you or they will have to go up against the whole family, because they will always have each others 6's.
If you like non stop action, suspense, high flying, dog fighting books, you can't miss out on this one, it is out of this world! Aim High. Fly. Fight. Win.