Dan Hampton


The New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot chronicles another thrilling chapter in American aviation history: the race to break the sound barrier. Chasing the Demon recalls this period of the emerging Cold War and the brave adventurers pursing the final frontier in aviation.



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Dan Hampton is the New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot, Lords of the Sky, The Hunter Killers, and The Flight, as well as a novel, The Mercenary. During his twenty years (1986-2006) of service in the United States Air Force, Colonel Hampton received four Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor, a Purple Heart, eight Air Medals with Valor, five Meritorious Service medals, and numerous other citations. He is a graduate of the USAF Fighter Weapons School, USN Top Gun School (TOGS), and USAF Special Operations School. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.