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Angle of Attack: An Adventure in Aviation, Love, and Crime Paperback – June 1, 2012
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Angle of Attack is a very good story - four stars
Julie Miles - THC Reviews
-not like any book I've read before - held my attention - a mystery/suspense novel - the first book I've read in the male first-person POV - had a unique aspect - an enjoyable departure from my usual reading material.
Brian McKenzie on Amazon Angle of Attack is a great mystery. Baldwin has captured the pace of James Lee Burke and the descriptive ability of John Steinbeck. I simply could not put this book down...
I loved hanging out with the glider and vintage aircraft pilots, pot growers and other characters so vividly portrayed. ...tell your friends about it.
From the Back Cover
"A RATTLING GOOD RIDE...
really good and totally believable"
- Jill McCaw, Soaring NZ Magazine
A daring pilot
A woman's murderous power lust
Diamonds beyond price
An imprisoned gangsta boss
A stolen warbird worth millions
''A WONDERFUL AFTERNOON READ... Baldwin's character development is
excellent; this reader felt an almost personal connection... I would certainly
recommend this eBook''
- A.C.R. on Amazon
''I AM READING THIS BOOK NOW... Get a copy... just get it!
I can heartily recommend this book.Hopefully author Lee Baldwin
will be writing more Cicero Clay books.''
- Martin Scholes, That's Books (Online)
''SIZZLES AND VERY READABLE... can't wait for a follow-on!
...grabbed my attention solidly and kept dragging me forward into its
next set of surprises.''
- Jack Reed on Amazon
''ANGLE OF ATTACK IS A GREAT MYSTERY...
Baldwin has captured the pace of James Lee Burke and the descriptive
ability of John Steinbeck. I simply could not put this book down... brings
out the best of Northern California's culture.''
- Dr. Brian McKenzie on Amazon
It was a very good story. I gave it four stars.
Angle of Attack was not really like any book I've read before, so I was very surprised by how well it held my attention.
It is a mystery/suspense novel that is primarily a story in which the hero has been set up to take the fall for some serious crimes and must figure out who is trying to frame him and why. He has also been working with his brother to repair an essentially stolen WWII Mustang P-51 fighter and make it sufficiently air-worthy to fly to New Mexico where it is being purchased by some mysterious buyers.
With the airplane side plot and the hero being a pilot (although primarily of gliders), there is a strong aviation element.
This is also the first book I've ever read in the male first-person POV. I thought that this perspective, added to the rapid fire pace and writing style, gave the book something of a hard-boiled feel even though Clay isn't a detective.
For me anyway, the book had a unique and different aspect to it that was an enjoyable departure from my usual reading material.
- Julie Miles, Owner - The Hope Chest Reviews
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The flying scenes are spot on, although the opening bit of excitement, while surely possible, stretches credibility a bit.
The fact that this story takes place in locations I know pretty well is of course a plus that helps make it all the more real.
There are plenty of interesting characters and plot twists galore to keep you guessing about just how all of this will end... but as a 20 year veteran of flying many types of sailplanes for both fun and competition, this one is a "keeper"!
9V (retired) out!
Also, the use of slang was a little overdone. It was so overused that it reminded me of some of the dime detective stories that came out of the 1930's.
Otherwise, it was a very enjoyable read in the same vein as Clive Cussler.
The thrill factor from the aviation scenes is obviously based on knowledge and experience filtered through this author's wild and wonderful imagination. Since I'm a frequent glider passenger and a fan of silent soaring, the crisis glider scene in this book hit me in the pit of the stomach.
Thanks Lee for the thrilling ride.
I found his characters to be believable and his settings to be accurate. Since much of the action is in California, where I a familiar with the area, I could not criticize his descriptions and directions; a factor which increased the quality of the story. Getting to know Stuka caused me to think that it would be great to see a continuing series in the Lee Child/Jack Reacher tradition.
Don't miss this opportunity to be absorbed by an exciting story.
Pilot Pete From New Zealand
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