Michael Byars Lewis



Michael Byars Lewis is a former AC-130U ‘Spooky’ Gunship Evaluator Pilot with 18 years in Air Force Special Operations. A 25 year Air Force pilot, he has flown special operations combat missions in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Veil of Deception is Michael’s second novel and has already garnered three awards. His debut novel, Surly Bonds, won three awards. Michael is currently a pilot for a major United States’ airline.





12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Capitol Park Welcome Center, Meeting Room
Book Talk
Veil of Deception

1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Veil of Deception: A Thriller

What if the company building America's most expensive weapons system was secretly owned by one of our enemies?

For years, Air Force Captain Jason Conrad flew and instructed in the supersonic T-38. Despite his decline into a self-destructive lifestyle, he was considered one of the best instructors on the base. Following a terrifying jet crash, Jason finds himself on a very short list of people on their way out the door. It is a surprise to everyone when he is assigned to the home of the U.S. Air Force Flight Test Center. Jason should have known that in a ‘one mistake Air Force’ where you ‘do more with less’, everything would not be what it appears.

Attached to a secret project with a shadowy contractor, Jason is caught between two complications; an overbearing, retired general determined to see him fail; and an aggressive television reporter who wants him in prison. When a ghost from the past shows up and a beautiful, yet mysterious woman enters his life, Jason soon discovers his special project has more secrets than anyone knows about . . . and it could cost him his life.


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