- File Size: 1015 KB
- Print Length: 378 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Brighton Publishing LLC; 1st edition (July 20, 2011)
- Publication Date: July 20, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005DTSHKS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #208,713 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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If this even sounds like it might be for you, I'd be willing to bet that you'll find it outstanding.
I had to tear myself away from my iPad to say, "Buy this book--NOW!" I've read a lot of aviation-related novels, and to be honest I am very critical of novices who try to write around things they know nothing about. But as a 15,000-hour 747 pilot who took his first flying lesson in 1976, I can say Mr. Broyhill's book is truly "authentic fiction." It was written from the perspective of a person who has obviously "been there, done that." Mr. Broyhill has a spirited writing style. He pulls you into the story quickly and doesn't let you go.
I can't wait to get back to it! It's superb storytelling. Well done, Mr. Broyhill!
The book follows an ex Viper jet pilot who discovers a friend has been caught up in some ever so shady business. He is recruited by the CIA (before he is approached by this group) and manages to `save the day'.
The book reminded me very much of a Lee Child story; very American in style and very action packed. The problem I had with it was that, whilst Broyhill clearly writes and describes the jets from his own personal experience, I found it all just a little tedious. It was interesting, to begin with. But the intricate level of detail in terms of flight patterns, jet controls etc was just a little too much for me. An ex pilot or similar might enjoy it, but for the lay person wanting to read a general book it was all a little too much, and, ultimately was the thing that made me rate it as a 3 star book.
The writing is good, and clear, and the story flows well. There are some irritating typing errors in the book though that a good editor would have picked up, but overall the book was good.
I'll be interested to see how the Colin Pearce series develops, and will check out future books by Broyhill.
The basis of the story here is that Colin Pearce is a retired Air Force F-16 pilot who now spends his days flying charters on Gulfstream's and has a pretty solitude life. He is then approached by a company that is hiring retired F-16 pilots to fly for a mercenary for hire air-strike team. At the same time he is approached by this new employer the CIA approaches him to take the job and help out the USA find out who stole 8 F-16 jets from the bone yard in AZ and is planning a big strike in the near future. Colin takes the job and has a hell of a 30 day ride while he tries to save the world from WW-III.
This was a great book and a whole lot of fun to read. In the last 30 percent or so of the book I couldn't put it down and wanted to keep reading. The author does a great job on character development and its fun to get an insight into the world of flying from someone who has actually been there. I highly recommend this book as this is probably my favorite flying book after HAWX that I read a long time ago!
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