Flight test engineer turns real-life experience into new novel
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EDMONDS, Wash.- Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait August 2, 1990; in order to succeed he would need weapons. Weapons lead to questions: who supplied them? Were multiple countries involved in getting weapons to Iraq? And to what extent was the U.S. government involved?


Joseph Flint is a flight test engineer, who found he was unknowingly developing gunships that would be supplied to Saddam Hussein. This U.S. government sanctioned research led to murder and a global conspiracy that remains obscured.


Flint has decided to turn his experience with these events into a new historical fiction novel, Rescue from Innocence. The story details relationships between the U.S., Great Britain, South America, Indonesia and Iraq via the research of helicopter weaponry. This connection has affected our politics and human relationships with the Middle East and South America to this day, according to Flint.


“My book was considered too controversial when I first wrote it 20 years ago,” says Flint. “Perhaps today it will provoke a more thoughtful approach to how we oversee our foreign assistance. U.S. citizens need to realize not only the consequences of their government’s actions, but the effect their own conduct can have on global events as well.”


Rescue from Innocence

By Joseph Flint

ISBN: 978-1-4797-9906-0

Hardcover, retail price: $29.99

Softcover, retail price: $19.99

E-Book, retail price: $3.99

For more information please visit: www.rescuefrominnocence.com


About the author

Joseph Flint is a Vietnam veteran with more than 30 years of experience in experimental flight testing. He has a bachelor’s in aeronautical and astronautics engineering, as well as a master’s in technical management. Flint is considered an expert in his field by the FAA, NTSB and the National Test Pilot School. He has worked as a flight test engineer across the world.   

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