This is a very good, action packed, real life adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat begging to read more. It is about hang gliding so if you are an aviation enthusiast this is a must read! Even if you have no desire for aviation nor hang gliding this is still a great adventure and the author is very good at making you feel as if you were right there in the mix of it all.
I expected "Eagles in the Flesh" to be a book about hang gliding, a book that I might find interesting simply because of my love for the sport. But it only took a few pages to learn it was so much more. It is a book about life – about how to live and about how not to live. It is a book about sudden death. Although hang gliding is the dominating pillar, the author takes you on a no-holds-barred thrill ride through the exploits of a small group of zealot competition hang glider pilots and their pedal-to-the-metal full afterburner race through life both in the air and on the ground. It is an amazing story, both thrilling and poignant.
One of things that impressed me the most was the rookie author's use of colorful metaphors that never seemed forced and made the incredible story even more vibrant. "Eagles in the Flesh" was a great read reminiscent of a rocket flight – push the start button, hang on, and enjoy the ride!