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What's going to happen when the best American and Iranian Air Force fighter pilots meet in aerial combat?
An orphaned teenager stands before three graves. In despair and desperation, he enters the United States Air Force as a driver. Inspired by the pilots he ferries to their planes, Harry rises to become one of the best fighter pilots in the United
States Air Force.
While flying his F-15 Eagle in a Combat Air Patrol show of force mission over the border of Iran and Iraq, Iranian fighter pilot Captain Zandi (also known as Mar) shoots down Harry’s wingman using an experimental missile.
In the ensuing air battle, Harry displays amazing flying skills but loses consciousness, endures a life-threatening situation, and undergoes a near-death experience while flying.
After the mission, the air force grounds Harry and starts a medical evalution.
In the meantime, his enemy, Mar, attains even greater aerial victories helping Pakistani pilots fly combat against Indian Air Force fighter pilots.
While he waits for the results of his medical evaluations, Harry is assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He discovers he has a natural investigative ability, but this does not keep him from falling into a pit of despair.
Faced with the fate of losing his flying career, Harry relieves his frustrations and feelings of abandonment and loneliness with alcohol and an assortment of women.
Once discharged from the Air Force, he becomes a private detective working on a contract basis. Then, he gets blackmailed into taking a case by his mechanic.
This case takes him on a cruise in the Caribbean. There, he meets Katie, a computer geek, who helps him with the case.
Will his love for Katie help him?
And will he ever meet Mar in aerial combat to avenge the loss of his wingman?
Will HE ever find REDEMPTION?
Which line stood out from all the others in the book?
"Shit happens, but life goes on."
General Summary for Context:
A story of the life struggles of the protagonist, a fighter pilot and an investigator, and how he finds a way to overcome them in the end. We are drawn into the emotions the protagonist deals with, and the way he goes from the depths to the heights of life, through all the blows he is dealt.
The young protagonist loses his parents twice (biological and adoptive) in a series of unfortunate events that leave him in a difficult and fragile state of mind. He tries his best to cope with the difficult situation by learning to fly and becoming a top gun fighter pilot, which soothes the loneliness and the empty feeling inside him as he feels he found somewhere he belongs. However, during one of his combat missions, he loses consciousness and nearly his life, which leads to him being grounded from future flying missions. He finds himself adrift and hits the bottle, but a chance meeting with Katie, a computer geek who helps him in his investigation, leads to love blossoming between them and a new hope for the future.
General thoughts on the Novel:
A page-turner that focuses on the fragile and tender emotions that an individual faces when significant life events deal him multiple blows, leaving him lonely and depressed. It has a plain writing style with an engaging plot. The characters are fleshed out well, and develop as the story progresses over a span of time. I loved learning about all the fascinating details of the life of a fighter pilot and a member of an investigations agency.
This is a light story that pulls you in and is easy to read, taking you on an inspiring and turbulent emotional journey. The general tone of the story is uplifting, with the underlying message that if we put in our best efforts, we can overcome any difficulties that we face in our lives.
- ASIN : B08ZJX23MG
- Publication date : March 18, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 2644 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 313 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #57,842 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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For those who follow Ed Benjamin’s novels, this book’s primary character is once again Harry Miles, and again Harry captures both our interest and our hearts as the story opens at a gravesite. As one synopsis states, Harry ‘loses his parents twice (biological and adoptive) in a series of unfortunate events that leave him in a difficult and fragile state of mind. He tries his best to cope with the difficult situation by learning to fly and becoming a top gun fighter pilot, which soothes the loneliness and the empty feeling inside him as he feels he found somewhere he belongs. However, during one of his combat missions, he loses consciousness and nearly his life, which leads to him being grounded from future flying missions. He finds himself adrift and hits the bottle, but a chance meeting with Katie, a computer geek who helps him in his investigation, leads to love blossoming between them and a new hope for the future.’
The airborne energy of the in-flight sections is so credibly described that the action becomes visual. But in addition to the excitement of the progress of the story, the ultimate difference in this novel is the sensitive exploration of the effects of life changes on the psyche of this inimitable character – physical changes from a tragic flight encounter, loss of family, stepping away from an air force career into an investigative venue, romance – and with each change or challenge, the response of Harry Miles touches us deeply. This is a fine novel, easy to read, rewarding to consider, and a strong stimulus to read other novels by this fine author.
As regards the military aspects, they seem accurate without becoming unnecessarily complex. This point made the book quickly and fast-paced. However, I’ve to admit that the author is a bit repetitive in specific moments. All in all, I’ll give it a four star-recommendation as I really enjoyed the reading and I totally recommend it.
This story, written by Ed Benjamin, is a rollercoaster of emotions. Following the story of Harry, an Orphan who joins the air force and is assigned to the war against Irani forces. At the edge of death, after losing consciousness in the middle of a battle against the Irani leader Mar, he swears revenge for the death of his wingman.
What I liked the most about this book is the different stages Harry goes through. Situations that, in my opinion, many people experience when they're sent to war. The scars, vices, and difficult situations they are forced to overcome are so clear that I am convinced war is clearly not the solution.
Redemption, a beautifully written story that keeps the reader interested until the end!