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Reaper Two-Six: Year 5: The Rise of Global Insurgency (Volume 1) Paperback – July 26, 2011
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About the Author
Robert’s inspiration for the Reaper Two-Six™ series of novels came from his first love - flying. From a young age, airplanes had secured a special place in his heart. After high school, Robert attended The University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1988. Even though working on exciting F-15 projects at McDonnell Douglas was very rewarding, his heart still ached for the thrill and passion of piloting an aircraft. Finally, his dream came true when he earned a private pilots' license, giving him the pure enjoyment of commanding a Grumman Tiger Aircraft. During his 25 years in engineering, Robert worked for a number of aeronautical companies: McDonnell Douglas, Cirrus Design, NASA, Eaton and Pratt & Whitney. Supporting programs like the advanced F-15 design and testing, Space Shuttle flight path evaluation, ST-50 proof-of-concept design and testing, and jet engine overhaul and repair, Robert always loved seeing the fruits of his labor take to the skies. As life in southeast Michigan changed, Robert took upon new career challenges; applying his diverse engineering background in the automotive industry. He spent the past 12 years involved with the design, development and testing of steering systems. Robert grew up within walking distance of Michigan stadium and loved to hear the roar of the crowd on football Saturdays. Even though life took him in different directions for college, Robert is still a big University of Michigan fan, with football and basketball being his favorite sports to watch. During his spare time, Robert enjoys gaming on his PC or PS3 along with website and Android App programming. Robert resides in South Lyon, Michigan with his beloved Carol and their Italian Greyhound dog Sofie. Both Robert and Carol enjoy watching Blu-ray movies in their home theater while relaxing in stadium-style seating and eating freshly made old-fashioned popcorn. Some of Robert's favorite movies include: The Hunt for Red October, Star Wars series, Star Trek Series, Top Gun, Aliens, Love Actually, Indiana Jones series and Contact. Contact Robert at email@example.com or visit his website at www.reapertwosixproductions.com.
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He goes into great detail about specific aircraft, characters, and fictional military operations which allows the reader to almost fall in to the story and become a part of it.
I am looking forward to more!
On another note to the people who gave this book a bad review and to those intrested in reading this book but is looking at these reviews, how does just the first few pages of this book show that it has a true good plot and action, honestly the first chapter is the worst chapter of this book and the whole book from there gets better. And finally, the book was intended by the author to start in present tense at the 5th year for reasons only known to him but in later books will be more widly know to us.
So i encourage any reader wanting a good flight or aviation action book to read this book it's one of the best on the market, coming from a member of the Reaper Two-Six clan whose read this book all the way through and know's some of the purposes behind the names and plots.
From the start, you're flung into the thick of things, covering a bombing run to free some of the trapped Reapers (as their called) after they've been captured. Doing what, only the author knows, but you know it wasn't just selling cookies. The action just gets better and better, and while it may have went for a Michael Bay "*BOOOM* Big Explosions! One line of dialogue MORE EXPLOSIONS the end" style, it works for the book. If anything, it reads like an Ace Combat game or even some of the Tom Clancy's, an obvious inspiration for the series.
It's a good read, it doesn't ask much of you apart from just having a drink at the side of where you're reading it from.
There may be some suggesting that you don't get much character development but who cares? I'd rather read about Scorch shooting down 5 planes rather than hearing his remorse at even thinking of pulling the trigger. All you ned to know is that they get along with each other, repect their work and have a kick ass time doing it. It's brilliant placing people in that you know of as each callsign (Olga Kurylenko for the character Doc in a movie version, perhaps?). It's a trick that Colin Bateman has pulled off a few times, and it works here to great effect.
My only criticism is about an incident in the book (which I don't want to mention for fear of spoilers) but didn't one of the type get shot down by the Yugoslavians? I'm not sure though so don't quote me on that!
All in all, a good read, great price, and here's hoping it kicks off a continuing series!