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Say Goodbye Paperback – February 6, 2011
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"Say Goodbye" by Robert Capko is an intense and captivating read. John Paxton is a Pararescue Jumper Trainer who is contemplating retirement and spending more time with his wife and two children. Suddenly, he and a team of PJ's are ordered to Serbia - a Stealth Bomber was shot down and the team must rescue the downed pilot. Time is not their friend and it is imperative that they leave immediately for this top secret mission. There is no time to call the family, in fact, the brass confiscate John's cell phone and then orders the pilot of the C-17 aircraft to disallow any of the team members access to the radio for personal calls. A lone civilian, McMurphy, joins the team on this flight, but keeps to himself; he is extremely secretive and informs John Paxton that he has a mission of his own and will not join the team on the ground. Once in the air, the team is stripped of their clothing and identities then ordered to wear green fatigues similar to those worn by the Serbian Rebels. Since there is no evidence that they are American Soldiers, if caught on the ground, they will be treated as spies and probably shot.
John Paxton begins to question the mission - everything just doesn't add up. Who is McMurphy? What's his mission? U.S. PJ's are stationed in Italy and could have responded to the downed aircraft immediately, why fly this group there from Texas? Why is the team dressed like Serb Rebels to rescue a downed pilot? Are they being set-up? Are they pawns in a much larger mission?
The action starts right away and it will be difficult to set the book down to see what happens next. There are many twists and turns which keep readers on the edge of their seat, feverishly turning pages and hoping to solve the mystery. Are there spies and traitors among us? Who is the real enemy? Pick up this book and see how it plays out!
The story is great and highly recommended. I've already downloaded the next book in the series and plan to start after completing this review. Note that I would have given "Say Goodbye" five stars, if not for the typos and other errors encountered - a proof reader should have caught them.
John Podlaski, author
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