Published in 1991 by Pocket Books
|A-7 Corsair attack bomber during the Vietnam War|
The book is a pretty typical war story novel featuring pilots reminding me quite a bit of Stephen Coonts' earlier novel Flight of the Intruder. The story is solid. There is plenty of detail and jargon but not so much that the reader is overwhelmed. The story is paced a bit slow at first, but the end is very strong, assuming that the reader can overlook the overwhelming coincidence the brings the two buddies together at the climax of the story.
|Sikorsky HH-3A Sea King Combat SAR helicopter during the|
So, how do I rate this first novel.
I was going to rate this book 3 stars out of 5 but when I realized that I read through the final big moments of the book and nearly made myself late to work I had to bump it up to 4 stars. After all, it drug me into another world and wouldn't let me go - isn't that what a good book does?
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: North SAR: A Novel of Navy Combat Pilots in Vietnam
Reviewed on February 4, 2013.