Dick Couch served as a Special Warfare Officer with the SEALs after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy. While a platoon leader with SEAL Team One in 1970, he led one of the only successful POW rescue operations of the Vietnam War. His nonfiction books include The Warrior Elite, The Finishing School, and Chosen Soldier. William Doyle has written or cowritten seven books, including PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy and American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms (with "American Sniper" Chris Kyle). He served as director of original programming for HBO and was coproducer of the PBS special Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story. He lives with his family in New York City.
"Couch and Doyle precisely depict many missions, including the
famed rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips and the killing of Osama bin
Laden. ... Entertaining, no-nonsense balancing of legends and
martial reality."--Kirkus Reviews
"Essential reading for military buffs. ... Compelling. ... Underscor[es] the bravery that Navy SEALs have engaged in with each operation."--Library Journal