Publication Day for THE BUFFALO PILOT!

Excited to announce today is the official Publication Day for paperback and Kindle! Thank you for reading and learning more about Ford and Charlie Stevens, Wu Lee, the KC-135 Stratotanker and more!

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The Buffalo Pilot: Book 3 Available Now on Amazon

Hey Readers!

Fall is just around the corner!

We were lucky to get away this summer and it was nice to get out of the house and meet up with family.  Hope that you have as well!  With the change of weather, a potential COVID vaccine, and school coming for the kids, we have a lot to look forward to! 

But, as they say, the show must go on!  The writing here continues, and I send this with a smile as this coming Tuesday, Aug 25th…. which is just around the corner, is Book Pub Day!


Book 3 in The Ford Stevens Military-Aviation Thriller Series is done!  Proud to say that narrator/actor TJ Clark wrapped up the recording for the audiobook and it should come out on the same day or just after the Kindle and paperback. 

THE BUFFALO PILOT will be free in Kindle Unlimited upon release, and is available today as preorder in Amazon Kindle eBook. Paperbacks are available right now for a Tuesday delivery. Amazon is finishing up the review of the audiobook and fingers are crossed for it to be completed by the release date.

THE BUFFALO PILOT has already been in the Top 35 on Amazon, and a #1 Amazon New Release book.  To everyone who has pre-ordered, thank you! And if you would like to still preorder THE BUFFALO PILOT, take a click here.

That’s a wrap for this update.  Hopefully by time the time the leaves on the trees change, you’ve read and enjoyed the THE BUFFALO PILOT!

Blue skies!


Cheese Colby

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“An emotional ending that you don’t see coming and a surprise twist that will continue this series for years to come. This Military-Aviation thriller has earned itself a Lima Charlie Blast Radius of a Mother Of All Bombs!” –Lima Charlie Reviews

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Less Than Three Weeks to Go – The Buffalo Pilot – Release on August 25th!

The end of August is approaching and you know what that means!

I am wrapping up last minute details on the August 25th release date for THE BUFFALO PILOT. The Amazon Kindle pre-order is available now, followed by the paperback and audiobook (Narrator/Actor: T. J. Clark).

If you’re interested, some recent press on the release:

Jet-fueled aviation thriller published

Larry Colby to Release ‘The Buffalo Pilot’ in August

The Real Book Spy’s August 2020 Reading Guide

I am looking forward to sharing the release with you very soon. Three more weeks!

Blue Skies,

Four Weeks Out!

“The Buffalo Pilot” is four weeks out from being published!

If you pre-ordered the eBook, it will be on your Kindle on Aug 25th.

Still need a paperback or Amazon Audible audio book? You’ll soon be able to click the link below for those who would like to order. You can also read it for free if you are in Kindle Unlimited.

Actor/Narrator TJ Clark just finished production on the audiobook, so things are coming together. Excited? Me, too. I’ll be posting an audiobook sample later this week so be sure to check out my site here.

Veteran readers may recall I like to feature local restaurants, bars, real locations and people in my books, and this book is no different. Please click one of the names below to when you get a chance.

Featured in “The Buffalo Pilot”:

Water Street Landing Bar and Grill, Lewiston, New York

Daniel O’Connell’s Irish Restaurant and Bar, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

The Ric Edelman Show

Robert Moses Niagara Power Project and Niagara Power Vista, Lewiston, New York

Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, 914th Air Refueling Wing, U.S. Air Force Reserve, Niagara Falls, NY

Hope you love this book!

Best regards,

Larry Colby

PS If you are on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, check out @ColbyThrillers. Would love to feature you holding up the new book someplace in the world!

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With pulse-stopping adventure and a dose of the human condition comes a saga where crime, aviation, and brotherhood meet.

With a story so distressingly genuine and real, you’ll mistake it for today’s present-day headlines…#1 Amazon Bestselling Author and military veteran Lawrence A. Colby may give us his best work yet in Book 3.

Intrigued with the mysterious news about best friend Wu Lee, learning to lead a squadron in his new aircraft, and defending the Air Base’s pending shutdown from Washington…how will Air Force Reserve’s hero pilot deal with a killer among them?  Can his past clandestine connections with the Defense Intelligence Agency help him in Western New York?

Newly promoted Major Ford Stevens ratchets up his fighting skills and steps up to the most sensitive national security task he has ever taken on: keeping the Air Base open against Congress’ wishes while hunting down a saboteur who is crashing planes and killing aircrew. 

As the throttle-gripping story unravels, we learn of Wu Lee’s fate and Ford’s uphill journey of where crime, aviation, and brotherhood meet.  It’s the unbelievable story of blackmail, shock, and betrayal that just may push the Stevens’ brothers to the breaking point.

With an unexpected touch of the human condition and national security realism comes Book 3 from Lawrence A. Colby. Writing with authenticity that could only come from someone who has flown real world operational missions and worked the corridors of power in Washington, Colby generates another rousing thriller of jet-fueled action and intensity!

Paperbacks available on release day: August 25, 2020

Coming August 25th – THE BUFFALO PILOT

Release date of August 25th on Amazon



More military pilots die in training than at war.

Air Force Reserve Major Ford Stevens is a veteran military pilot full of adrenaline, upholding the prestigious family practice of service to the nation in the face of power, politics and intense danger.

Accusations against family members, a pending FBI investigation, fighting against the urge to drink again, and supporting a new wife, Ford must also now train Niagara Air Wing’s newest hot rookie pilot: kid brother Charlie Stevens.  

Charlie, a fresh Lieutenant out of pilot training, joins the family tradition seeking to prove himself.

With the rivalry still strong, all he wanted to do was follow his big brother’s footsteps…now, Charlie joins his brother Ford in the same flying squadron, both men putting their lives on the line each time they strap in the jet.

Facing blackmail, Washington intimidation, and overwhelming odds…it will be an initiation by fire as they hunt a saboteur killing aircrew, uniting the competitive brothers in the ultimate test of life and death…

In his most pulse-pounding thriller yet, Lawrence A. Colby explores the high risks of military flying, while sharing the courage, closeness and brotherhood found among pilots…all while Ford and Charlie face saying goodbye to the brave ones who too often make the ultimate sacrifice.


Readers often ask what the inspiration is for my characters. I find real people in my travels and modify or mix and match their clothing, personalities and accents. Perhaps I’ll look at potential characters from afar while at the airport, the supermarket, or in a hotel. It’s fun.

Stories? Sometimes the stories are based upon my fling experiences or a combo of fictional stories that I generate. The newspaper is phenomenal for storylines. If you’re looking for it, it finds you.

“The Buffalo Pilot: Book 3” is wrapping up with the editing team this week, so expect some announcements in the coming weeks on a release date. Ford Stevens is back. Super excited for this next one.

Stay healthy this summer and take care.