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Terror in Frankfurt

The Untold Story About One of the Worst Terrorist Attacks in U.S. Air Force History

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About The Book

Terror in Frankfurt is a page-turning and inspiring memoir of terror, courage, and redemption that deserves a front-row seat on any bookshelf.

Terror in Frankfurt is the untold story about one of the most terrifying terrorist attacks in U.S. Air Force history. This riveting account follows Staff Sergeant Trevor Brewer through his school years, where he earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and later enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Assigned as a Security Forces Airman, Trevor traveled the world, serving at a variety of Air Force assignments. After completing intelligence training and receiving orders to serve in Afghanistan, Trevor and his team were transiting from London to Frankfurt. They never imagined being attacked long before they landed in a war zone. On March 2, 2011, Trevor and fourteen of his colleagues in an Air Force Security Forces unit came under fire from a Muslim terrorist.

For his exemplary courage under fire, Trevor received one of Germany’s highest honors—the Cross of the Order of Merit. The U.S. Air Force also awarded him one of its highest honors—the coveted Airman’s Medal.

This historical true account is about heroes. All gave some and some gave all.

About The Authors

Trevor Brewer is a USAF Master Sergeant who is frequently invited to speak at military events and other functions around the world to combined audiences of thousands. Brewer received one of Germany’s highest awards—The Cross of the Order of Merit—and the Airman Medal from the U.S. Air Force. He is a humble American dedicated to helping others with PTSD, and helping to defend the U.S. and other NATO countries against future acts of terrorism.

W. (William) Craig Reed is the New York Times bestselling author of Red November: Inside the U.S.–Soviet Submarine War and Spies of the Deep: The Untold Truth About the Most Terrifying Incident in Submarine Naval History. Reed is a former U.S. Navy Diver and submariner, and the co-founder of the award-winning Us4Warriors Veteran’s Foundation. Reed earned commendations for completing secret missions during the Cold War, several in concert with U.S. Navy SEAL Team One.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Permuted Press (November 15, 2022)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781637584415

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Raves and Reviews

“I just finished reading Terror in Frankfurt and found the story both compelling and heart-warming. The real-life story of US Air Force MSgt Trevor D. Brewer is inspiring, and the depiction of his tours of duty around the world as a member of the security police were both interesting and entertaining. As a former Air Force officer who served during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, I deeply appreciated MSgt Brewer’s focus on the mission, dedication to his team, and to his training, as this prepared him for that fateful day on the bus at the Frankfurt Airport in 2011. In addition, MSgt Brewer’s candid admission to suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) because of the terrorist attack sheds honest light on this important topic in our society, especially for military and first responders. A terrifically written and highly entertaining tale…well done W. Craig Reed and MSgt Brewer. I highly recommend reading this book!”

– Brian Lillie, Silicon Valley Technology Executive, Advisor, Board Member, and decorated USAF Major (Veteran, Honorable Discharge)

“Whether you enjoy military history in general or biographies in particular, Terror in Frankfurt: The Untold Story About One of the Worst Terrorist Attacks in U.S. Air Force History by Master Sergeant Trevor D. Brewer and W. Craig Reed is for you. This engaging memoir follows the life and career of MSgt Brewer from childhood, culminating in his role in helping to capture the terrorist who was found guilty of the 2011 Frankfurt Airport shooting which left two United States Air Force airmen dead, two wounded, and many impacted for life by the emotional trauma. MSgt Brewer’s account provides a unique perspective. His courageous and swift actions that day garnered an Airman’s Medal and the Cross of the Order of Merit from the German government.

“In Terror in Frankfurt, MSgt Trevor D. Brewer and W. Craig Reed give us a well-written first-person narrative with multiple layers. First is MSgt Brewer’s own story of his childhood, family, interests in martial arts and music, his decision to enter military service, and his subsequent assignments and achievements. His seeking a security forces career rather than that of a musician, as he once contemplated, eventually places him on a military bus transport at the Frankfurt Airport in 2011 just as a terrorist decides to kill the passengers onboard. Second is the effect of both physical and emotional trauma, whether experienced on a battlefield, during a terrorist attack, or in other violent settings in the civilian world. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a reality with which many of our fellow Americans and their families struggle every day. A fascinating read. Highly recommended.”

– 5-Star Review by Kimberlee J. Benart for Readers’ Favorite

“News accounts seldom capture or do true justice to a harrowing incident. It takes far more in-depth study and analysis. Brewer and Reed’s Terror in Frankfurt is a harrowing must-read for anyone who wants to understand terrorism, the radicalization of assassins, and the roots behind it all. It is a story of Hollywood, news reporting, and culpability across a wide spectrum. But most importantly, it’s a tale of bravery and perseverance. Read this today to understand tomorrow.”

– James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Kingdom of Bones

Terror in Frankfurt brings the terrorism threat front and center and chronicles, through the eyes of U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Trevor Brewer, one of the most terrifying terrorist attacks in U.S. Air Force history.”

– George Galdorisi, New York Times bestselling author of the Tom Clancy Op Center series

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