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Stephen Coonts was born on July 19, 1946 and grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia. He received an A.B. degree in political science from West Virginia University in 1968. He entered the U.S. Navy and received his Navy wings in August of 1969. He made two combat cruises aboard the USS Enterprise. After the Vietnam War, he served as a flight instructor aboard the USS Nimitz. He left active duty in 1977 and received a law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1979. He went to West Virginia to practice and later, to Colorado to work as a staff attorney for an oil company. Coonts published his first novel, Flight of the Intruder, in 1986, which was adapted as into a film in 1991. Since then he has written more than 20 books including ones in the Jake Grafton Novel series, Saucer series, Deep Black series, and Tommy Carmellini series. He also published a work of nonfiction in 1992 called The Cannibal Queen and edited an anthology of true flying stories, War in the Air, in 1996. The U.S. Naval Institute honored him with its Author of the Year Award in 1986 for his novel, Flight of the Intruder. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Flight of the Intruder 1,164 copies, 13 reviews
Final Flight 838 copies, 6 reviews
The Minotaur 748 copies, 8 reviews
Under Siege (Author) 714 copies, 5 reviews
Saucer 640 copies, 14 reviews
America 604 copies, 3 reviews
Liars & Thieves 588 copies, 7 reviews
Hong Kong (Author) 587 copies, 9 reviews
The Red Horseman 570 copies, 5 reviews
Cuba 554 copies, 2 reviews
The Intruders 547 copies, 10 reviews
Liberty 537 copies, 3 reviews
Fortunes of War 512 copies, 3 reviews
The Traitor 486 copies, 6 reviews
Deep Black 369 copies, 6 reviews
The Assassin 366 copies, 10 reviews
Saucer: The Conquest 337 copies, 9 reviews
The Disciple 311 copies, 5 reviews
Biowar 252 copies, 2 reviews
Cannibal Queen 207 copies, 3 reviews
Pirate Alley 204 copies, 6 reviews
Dark Zone 203 copies, 2 reviews
Jihad 200 copies, 2 reviews
Payback 173 copies, 1 review
Deep Black: Death Wave 166 copies, 2 reviews
Arctic Gold 151 copies, 1 review
Conspiracy 150 copies, 1 review
Combat (Editor; Contributor) 140 copies, 2 reviews
Combat, Vol. 1 (Editor) 115 copies
Sea of Terror 101 copies, 2 reviews
Liberty's Last Stand 97 copies, 5 reviews
Saucer: Savage Planet 94 copies, 7 reviews
The Sea Witch 83 copies, 1 review
Combat, Vol. 3 (Editor) 79 copies
Combat, Vol. 2 77 copies
Victory (Editor; Introduction, some editions) 76 copies
Victory: Call to Arms (Editor) 53 copies, 1 review
The Russia Account 43 copies, 5 reviews
Victory: On the Attack (Editor) 38 copies, 1 review
Victory: Into the Fire (Editor) 30 copies
The Garden of Eden 27 copies, 3 reviews
Cuba/Hong Kong 16 copies
The 17th Day 4 copies, 1 review
Satan's Army 4 copies
Incursori 1 copy

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