Ed Macy left the British Army in January 2008, after twenty-three years' service. He had amassed a total of 3,930 helicopter flying hours, 645 of them inside an Apache. Ed was awarded the Military Cross for his courage during the Jugroom Fort rescue in Helmand Province, Afghanistan -- one of the first ever in Army Air Corps' history. 'Apache' is his first book. He hopes it won't be his last.
'Ed Macy is a 21st Century Top Gun. His journey to the gunship pilot elite is truly awesome.' Andy McNab Praise for 'Apache': 'Puts you right in the cockpit with your finger on the trigger. A truly awesome read; and a climax that Hollywood couldn't invent...' Andy McNab 'Macy is the real deal. Nobody could write that powerfully about combat, or emotionally about the men fighting with him, unless he has been at the gunship's controls. A fantastic, totally exhilarating rollercoaster read. Forget his Hellfire missiles, the book itself is enough to blow you away' Sergeant Major Dan Mills, author of number one bestseller Sniper One 'An honest account of exceptional bravery' Ross Kemp 'Macy ! does for the Apache helicopter's gunships what Dan Mills did for the infantry in 'Sniper One'. He puts readers in the cockpit of an aircraft that requires great skill and attention to keep in the air' Publishers Weekly "Apache' is at its heart a ground-busting infantry tale told from an entirely new perspective. By the time these gutsy Uglies land in an occupied Taliban fort to join the ground fight, there is no doubt that attack helicopter pilots are flying grunts. What happens next is extraordinary' Owen West, author of 'Sharkman Six' 'A truly amazing portrayal of the technical, the emotional, and the courageous. Macy puts the reader in the cockpit of our most lethal attack platform' Dick Couch, author of 'The Sheriff of Ramadi' and 'Chosen Soldier'