Friday, 26 September 2008

Karl's Last Flight

The Official Blurb

Karl Alexander had been an adrenaline junky for twenty five years. Whether flying Harriers in the Marines, piloting the shuttle for NASA, or as the chief astronaut for StrataCorp Space Flight his happiness was only found when he hit five Gs. But when a series of minor mishaps sends his ship crashing into the desert of an unknown country, Karl finds a new kind of adrenaline rush as he is swept into a raging torrent of the world at the edge of war. Spies, insurgents, secret police, and an infamous Saudi millionaire terrorist all threaten to make his next flight, his last.

My Review

This is an exciting thrilling modern ( or very close future ) adventure. The author has cleverly run two stories into one. One story follows the lead character as a young man while the other story follows the same man many years later. So we have two slightly (very slightly) linked stories running at the same time with the switch between them taking place every chapter.

It's very well written, and very well read. High action, high adventure with never a break in the steamroller of a plot. We have space ships, fighter planes, terrorists, jungles and spys, what more could anyone really want.

Simply put this is well worth a listen.

Reading 3/3
Production 2/3
Story 3/3

Total Score 8/9

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Here is the first chapter.