Four Weeks Out!

“The Buffalo Pilot” is four weeks out from being published!

If you pre-ordered the eBook, it will be on your Kindle on Aug 25th.

Still need a paperback or Amazon Audible audio book? You’ll soon be able to click the link below for those who would like to order. You can also read it for free if you are in Kindle Unlimited.

Actor/Narrator TJ Clark just finished production on the audiobook, so things are coming together. Excited? Me, too. I’ll be posting an audiobook sample later this week so be sure to check out my site here.

Veteran readers may recall I like to feature local restaurants, bars, real locations and people in my books, and this book is no different. Please click one of the names below to when you get a chance.

Featured in “The Buffalo Pilot”:

Water Street Landing Bar and Grill, Lewiston, New York

Daniel O’Connell’s Irish Restaurant and Bar, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

The Ric Edelman Show

Robert Moses Niagara Power Project and Niagara Power Vista, Lewiston, New York

Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, 914th Air Refueling Wing, U.S. Air Force Reserve, Niagara Falls, NY

Hope you love this book!

Best regards,

Larry Colby

PS If you are on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, check out @ColbyThrillers. Would love to feature you holding up the new book someplace in the world!

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Coming August 25th – THE BUFFALO PILOT

Release date of August 25th on Amazon

MILITARY FLYING—

THE RISKIEST CAREER OF THEM ALL.

More military pilots die in training than at war.

Air Force Reserve Major Ford Stevens is a veteran military pilot full of adrenaline, upholding the prestigious family practice of service to the nation in the face of power, politics and intense danger.

Accusations against family members, a pending FBI investigation, fighting against the urge to drink again, and supporting a new wife, Ford must also now train Niagara Air Wing’s newest hot rookie pilot: kid brother Charlie Stevens.  

Charlie, a fresh Lieutenant out of pilot training, joins the family tradition seeking to prove himself.

With the rivalry still strong, all he wanted to do was follow his big brother’s footsteps…now, Charlie joins his brother Ford in the same flying squadron, both men putting their lives on the line each time they strap in the jet.

Facing blackmail, Washington intimidation, and overwhelming odds…it will be an initiation by fire as they hunt a saboteur killing aircrew, uniting the competitive brothers in the ultimate test of life and death…

In his most pulse-pounding thriller yet, Lawrence A. Colby explores the high risks of military flying, while sharing the courage, closeness and brotherhood found among pilots…all while Ford and Charlie face saying goodbye to the brave ones who too often make the ultimate sacrifice.

Inspiration

Readers often ask what the inspiration is for my characters. I find real people in my travels and modify or mix and match their clothing, personalities and accents. Perhaps I’ll look at potential characters from afar while at the airport, the supermarket, or in a hotel. It’s fun.

Stories? Sometimes the stories are based upon my fling experiences or a combo of fictional stories that I generate. The newspaper is phenomenal for storylines. If you’re looking for it, it finds you.

“The Buffalo Pilot: Book 3” is wrapping up with the editing team this week, so expect some announcements in the coming weeks on a release date. Ford Stevens is back. Super excited for this next one.

Stay healthy this summer and take care.

The Buffalo Pilot: Book 3 – Book Jacket

Coming in Summer 2020!

THE RISKIEST CAREER OF THEM ALL.

MILITARY FLYING—

More military pilots die in training than at war.

Air Force Reserve Major Ford Stevens is a veteran military pilot, upholding the prestigious family practice of service to the nation in the face of danger.

His younger brother, Charlie, a fresh Lieutenant out of pilot training, joins the family tradition seeking to prove himself.

With the rivalry still strong, all he wanted to do was follow his big brother’s footsteps…

Now, Charlie joins his brother Ford in the same flying squadron, both men putting their lives on the line each time they strap in the jet, whether in peace or war. 

It will be an initiation by fire as they hunt a saboteur killing aircrew, uniting the competitive brothers in an ultimate test of life and death…

“The Buffalo Pilot- Book 3” in the works for 2020

Ready Room Team,

Just wanted to share I’m approaching 200 pages on writing Book 3 where the story focuses on Ford, Emily and many of your old friends. The story takes place between Western New York’s Buffalo/Niagara Falls and Washington, DC.

I also introduce many new characters, including First Lieutenant Charlie Stevens…Air Force Reserve’s newest pilot. Who knew Ford’s younger brother wanted to fly? I wonder if they get along…

In the meantime, the newest trailer came out for “Top Gun 2: Maverick.” As I’ve said earlier, I’m pretty sure this will fix the pilot shortage! Click here to watch it.

Wishing you a great holiday and a Happy New Year!

National Air and Space Museum – Book Signing on Saturday, April 27, 2019!

It’s an honor to be invited back!

Please join me at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum – Udvar-Hazy Center, Dulles Airport, Virginia on April 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM where I will be signing copies of my thriller books. 

The Smithsonian Institution Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum is located at 22556 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Herndon, VA 20171, Washington Dulles Airport Click here for directions and information.

Looking forward to seeing you there!