Mandeville resident C.W. Lemoine releases his third military thriller July 14, 2015

Former Air Force Reserve F-16 pilot now balances work flying F/A-18s in Naval Reserve with his growing writing career

July 13, 2015 – New Orleans, LA – Local author C.W. Lemoine has spent more than 1,500 hours flying F-16 and F/A-18 fighter jets—including a combat tour in Iraq. So when he decided to try his hand at writing fiction, the combination of high stakes suspense and authentic military details came naturally to him. Now Lemoine is publishing his third military thriller of the Spectre Series, ARCHANGEL FALLEN, July 14.

Lemoine started writing the first book in the series, SPECTRE RISING in the Fall of 2009 after returning from his first deployment in the F-16 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. “I enjoyed writing and wanted to share some of the insights from the cockpit of the F-16, but didn’t feel like my personal story was interesting or heroic enough to warrant its own book,” he explains. Though the events in the Spectre series are entirely fictional, Lemoine uses his knowledge and experience as a fighter pilot, law enforcement officer, and Krav Maga instructor to infuse his thrillers with authenticity and credibility.



In the third full-length military espionage thriller from C.W. Lemoine, Spectre is being hunted by the FBI. The agency believes he’s at the heart of an unthinkable act of terrorism. But as Spectre’s about to find out, the true culprit has set in motion a far more powerful conspiracy.

After escaping a ruthless assassin, Cal “Spectre” Martin is on the run.

Labeled as a fugitive and being used as a scapegoat, Spectre must remain in the shadows, even as he draws together the strings of what he fears is a far-reaching conspiracy. With the covert help of his friends as well as a fierce desire to exact vigilante justice to avenge the death of his friend, he begins the tricky process of gathering evidence to clear his name, all while avoiding capture by an FBI Agent determined to bring him to justice.

But Spectre’s problems are just beginning. As he peels back the layers of political back-office deals and international espionage, he unearths a treachery so deep it threatens U.S. security and, more importantly, the lives of the few people closest to him.

A treachery that reaches all the way to the nation’s capital.


The novels have met with success: the first full-length book in the series, Spectre Rising, has been a #1 Bestseller in four different categories on Amazon: Military Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Political Thrillers, and Terrorism Thrillers. But what drives Lemoine the most has been both the act of writing—and reader feedback. “While writing a series, I love the plot twists,” he says. “To me, I don’t make up the stories, the characters do. So it’s fun to get immersed in the Spectre universe and find out what’s going to happen next. It’s always best when I surprise even myself. I also enjoy readers and feedback. I love engaging with people as they say ‘hurry up, write more!’ or want to talk about the unique characters in the series.”

Lemoine, who is also a contributing writer for the popular aviation blog, is available for book signings, interviews or author talks in the greater New Orleans area, including Lafayette, Acadiana and Eunice. He can be reached at

To learn more about C.W. Lemoine’s military thrillers, visit him online at, or follow him on Twitter @CWLemoine.   


About C.W. Lemoine


C.W. Lemoine is the author of the military/espionage thriller novels SPECTRE RISING, AVOID. NEGOTIATE. KILL., and ARCHANGEL FALLEN. A Louisiana native, Lemoine is a graduate of the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University in New Orleans. After graduating college, Lemoine joined the Air Force Reserve where he flew the F-16 and accumulated one thousand hours including a combat tour in Iraq. Lemoine later transferred to the Navy Reserve where he currently flies F/A-18A+ Hornets. In 2011, Lemoine received his Instructor Certification in Survival Krav Maga and his Brown Belt in 2012. He is also a Louisiana P.O.S.T. – 1 certified Law Enforcement Officer and former National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians certified EMT-Basic, and a contributing writer at, a popular aviation blog. Lemoine lives in New Orleans with his two rescue dogs Sniper and Kaiser Von Ruff, and is an active supporter of the charity Paws for Veterans ( When he’s not flying or writing, he enjoys volunteering with local law enforcement, working out, and running with his two dogs.