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Shadow Flight Paperback – June 27, 2011
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As others mention, it's Colombia, not Columbia, and it was misspelled every time, and that is a lot as that country figures quite prominently in the plot. Spanish words were incorrect, "buenos diaz" being one example. The wrong form of "to" as in "I'll go if I have too" about 10 times (all the more annoying because sometimes it was the correct form). Questions ended with periods 5 times. "Bath" instead of "bathe" and "broke" instead of "broken". A "canvass" bag (evidently this bag goes out to solicit votes). Then words ending in -est are used as plurals, such as "guest" as in "5 guest came to my party", and "vest" treated the same way, half a dozen times altogether. The phrase "had saw" was used. That was the first time I ever "had saw" an author do that. "Had came up" was also used. And "clear conscious" when it should be "clear conscience". That is not everything, just the most blatant ones. This was extremely distracting. I felt like I was reading a high school effort as far as writing conventions.
The story line was not without detail errors also. Spoiler alert for those who may read it (and it IS a good story, so you might like to). People from Iran are not Arabs, they are Persians, and they speak Farsi, not Arabic.Read more ›
Kyle is stripped naked and left in a darkened cell for several days so that, psychically, he will be more than willing to cooperate with the drug lord. Kyle is left with little choice. It's cooperate, or he and his flight trainee will die. She, too, is held naked in solitary confinement. Kyle does his best to pretend to cooperate. Once each set of wheels of the drug lord's trainee fleet leave the ground, Kyle must give these pilots the best possible instruction in order for him to return safely to terra firma.
In Shadow Flight, as Kyle unwillingly continues his flight training, once again he is taken hostage for an even larger venture. He and the drug lord's loyalists insist that Kyle fly one of the gigantic Boeing planes as part of a terrorist plot, much like the kamikaze pilots who flew similar planes into two New York buildings on 9/11. Again, Kyle has little choice but to cooperate, or his captive female friend's life will be extinguished.Read more ›
However, stay strapped in if you can. The plots begin to merge about a quarter of the way along. But you'll still have to pay close attention given the numerous characters that remain in play, plus many new ones. Hint to readers: this is essential to identify which of the 767's is which as Harrison Jones flips back an forth between them, identifying them only by who's aboard. Hint to Harrison: (1) use less than one-tenth the number of characters used in this book if you want a readership unrestricted to those with eidetic memories and (2) use far more transition.
Note to Harrison Jones: congrats on superb content throughout and an outstanding finale.
Martin Fricke, Ph.D.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This novel does not have the polish of a Clancy, Follett, or even Jack Higgins. Maybe it was enjoyable for exactly that reason. Read morePublished 1 month ago by AG
Very good book. My first book by Harrison Jones. Great plot and subplots. As a pilot I appreciate the technical correct descriptions.Published 1 month ago by Ryan
Once again retired airline pilot Harrison Jones comes up with an airline situation that has this pilot afraid it might actually happen. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dana Griffin
I am a private pilot but have not flown for a few years due to age. This novel was one that I had a tough time putting down. The plot was well thought out and organized. Read morePublished 2 months ago by 76
Great action, both aloft and on the ground, with a fair number of players, each contributing to the plot which, while credible, seems, at times, to be a bit too complex ... Read morePublished 5 months ago by John E. Donovan
This is the second book I've read by Harrison Jones. I'm a pilot and love to read fiction about planes and pilots. Lots of adventure and excitement here.Published 6 months ago by Peteohms
Good book with an aviation background. Technically correct and a pleasure to read. A big plus is that there is no profanity.Published 8 months ago by Roger Marlin
This was a really good story and compelling to the end. Too bad about the typos. And I fear some were not typos but lack of attention to detail. "Columbia" for "Colombia"? Read morePublished 8 months ago by Judy Parrish