- Paperback: 332 pages
- Publisher: Hachette Australia (May 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0733627129
- ISBN-13: 978-0733627125
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 4.4 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,723,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wings of Fear
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Top Customer Reviews
In Wings of Fear, Captain Morgan Pentland is a pilot for the Border Watch fleet in far north Queensland. When Customs Agent Rafe Daniels joins her crew, it becomes obvious that he has an agenda Morgan and her team are not privy to. Acting on suspicions of a leak in the fleet Rafe has Morgan under close surveillance, concerned that the information is being used to create an opportunity for terrorist activity. By the time the truth is uncovered, Morgan and Rafe have just days to thwart a plot to blow up one of the country's busiest harbours, Circular Quay.
Balancing action, adventure, mystery and romance is something Helene Young proves she is skilled at over the length of this novel. From the first page I was captured by the mystery of the murdered man and then quickly absorbed in the adventure of patrolling Queensland's coastline by air. By the time Morgan and her crew were shot down by a surface to air missile I was turning the pages as fast as I could.
It wasn't only the exciting pace of the story that had me engrossed, the characters in Wings of Fear are well developed and interesting personalities. Morgan has come from a background of violence and intimidation, issues she is struggling with in her current relationship despite her best intentions to not repeat the mistakes of her mother.Read more ›
It doesn't go into "over-load" levels of detail as some books in the suspense/thriller world do while the plot develops at a brisk & enjoyable pace. My initial suspicions about the lead opponent were confirmed in small increments yet with sufficient twists that the revelation did not ruin the rest of the book. I even found myself unable to put it down at times as I found myself drawn deeper into some sections.
A great effort for Helene's first book and I'm actually looking forward to reading the second one in the series, let alone the third when it comes out later this year :)
Hard to put down with likeable characters.
A little bit predictable is some places and a little bit unpredictable and nerve racking in others. I have gone on to buy Helen Young's other books and found them consistently enjoyable with a common thread of characters, but seperatley readable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Is there such a thing as real fiction?
Yes... and it's called Border Watch (re-titled and re-released as Wings of Fear), the debut novel by Queensland author (and pilot)... Read more
What a great edge of your seat read. Cannot wait to read the next two in Helen's list. Do yourself a favour,Published on December 21, 2012 by Sharon Sherry