T. Mark McCurley

Lt. Col. T. Mark McCurley is a retired Air Force pilot and former intelligence operator. In 2003, he volunteered for the secretive Predator program, deploying five times to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations, where he has flown the MQ-1 Predator and the MQ-9 Reaper, accruing more than one thousand combat hours in flight.

Kevin Maurer is an award-winning journalist and the bestselling co-author, with Mark Owen, of No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden. He has covered special operations forces for a decade.



T Mark McCurley literally wrote the handbook on Predator drones for US forces; his memoir Hunter Killer is a detailed but unshadowy look at years spent in drone warfare.

An Air Force veteran tells an exciting tale of tracking terrorist leaders by remote piloted aircraft, the future of military aviation... An illuminating tale of a pilot on the cutting edge.

A veteran's gritty, engrossing account of America's RPA service in today's far-flung conflicts.
Library Journal

McCurley's exciting, vivid, yet respectful story is the first in depth analysis of this relatively new machine and the men who fly them. What a story it is.
History of War