Inspired by actual events, Burnt Yellow and Red is a modern war story of men, true patriots all, thrust into an ancient and destructive world ruled by warlords. USAF SMSgt Kyle Black is part of a vital mission into Afghanistan, their unit playing a pivotal role in establishing US efforts after 9/11. Kyle and the team serve as a snapshot of the US military while allowing readers to see these soldiers as more than cogs in a military machine.
'...shows Special Forces soldiers and Special Operations airmen for who they really are: the guys who grew up next door and went on to become something extraordinary.'
-CWO3 Tom Merrill, Special Forces (Retired)
'Steve Newman has captured...the heart and spirit of these warriors-it is a must read for all Americans!'
-Jeff Falkel, Gold Star Father and author of The Making of our Warrior
'No frills, no fuss-just the 'real thing.''
-Joyce Godwin Grubbs, author
"Steve Newman's perspective as a Green Beret combat veteran brings truth and realism to his characters in ways that non-fiction simply cannot. As reflected in his writing, serving on a Special Forces team begins as an assignment, but the crucible of combat elevates teammates to brothers."
-John L. Plaster, Author - SOG: The Secret Wars of a America's Commandos in Vietnam