Chancellor “Chance” Symons II was a decorated Marine Corps fighter pilot—a TOPGUN grad steeped in the non-PC battle-hardened mold of hard drinking, hard partying fliers who were known to Tease the Bear from time to time.
He is brought back to active duty to command VFC-46 Detachment A – an eclectic mix of F-5, F-14 F-16 and F/A-18s aircraft flown by some of the best sticks in the business. They will teach the fifth generation F-22 and F-35 stealth pilots a thing or two about dog fighting. Political infighting threatens the operation. The Marine Corps Commandant thinks the whole idea is a gross waste of money. The Secretary of the Navy, the man who conceived the plan, does not.
The Hawaiian girlfriend becomes his fiance. She strives hard to adapt to life with a Marine aviator, as he struggles to balance his personal life with his military commitments.
Will behind the scenes political wrangling threaten his newfound opportunity to yank and bank with the best of them?
Will Chance's fondness for strong drink and beautiful women derail his dream job before the budget ax falls? Can any fourth generation fighter really beat the magic new jets? What will he make of his SECOND CHANCE?