Kathleen Toomey Jabs Soars With Her First Mystery, Black Wings

The public has a fascination about women in the military, particularly women who choose to enter either West Point or the Naval Academy. Kathleen Toomey Jabs graduated from Annapolis in 1988 and her first mystery, Black Wings, is an absorbing read, not only for its storyline but also for its peek inside this male-dominated environment. Jabs was no doubt inspired by her experience, but aside from the setting, the uniforms, and some incidents that occurred during her plebe year, the plot comes from her imagination.

Two strong women are the main characters in the book, Lt. Bridget Donovan, a deputy assistant for media operations, and Audrey Richards, a Navy aviator, who dies when her plane plunges into the ocean on a training exercise. Bridget doesn’t accept the party line on how her former roommate died. She undertakes her own investigation and uncovers an organized campaign of harassment involving black wings and a wall of shame that sabotages reputations and military careers.

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Black Wings