Thriller

  • Airliner Down

    John Etzil
    John Etzil
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    352 pg.
    ASIN: B06XQ4QS5W/ISBN-10: 1521016828 ISBN-13/ 978-1521016824
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Nearly all the books I read about aviation are nonfiction. They are about history (mostly second world war), autobiographies or personal flying stories. This (e-)book is a fiction story about the crash of an airliner and the events that lead to that crash. Whether the author is a pilot himself I don’t know but the technical aspects […]

  • Review A Soul in the Wires Book 2: The Hollywood Years

    Walter Leigh
    Amazon Digital Services LLC
    2016
    English
    X X X X X
    267 pg.
    978-94-92-269112
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Jonathan Price, a traumatized World War I pilot returns from the horror in France and tries to start a life at his parent’s ranch in Nebraska. Restless and looking for ‘more’ in life, together with his young wife Peggy he picks up the dream of aviation barnstormers. They fly all over the Mid-West of the […]

  • The Pilot, Fighter Planes and Paris

    Ed Cobleigh
    Check Six Books
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    214 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0692392068 ISBN-13: 978-0692392065
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Three storylines converge in this book: flying fighter planes, interesting women and Paris. The Pilot travels, nameless, through time as a fighter pilot from the Sopwith Camel up to the Starfighter F 104, which brings him wide and far over the globe. He experiences in each of these periods, which embrace more than one human […]

  • Looking down on the moon

    Charles Sage
    DogEar Publishing
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    238 pg.
    978-1-4575-2642-8
    Review written by: Jorig Gonggrijp

    Looking down on the moon!… The main character of this book, Jack Roberts, is a somewhat cripple pilot who initially pilots for the East African Mission and later is recruited as a hireling-pilot. He uses a walking-stick that also is deployed as a very effective striking- and stabbing weapon. His handicap doesn’t restrict him in his […]

  • Downing Dora Nine

    Matthew Patrick
    Paradrome Press
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    440 pg.
    978-0-9913260-2-0
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Fiction stories about aviation always have a so called ‘inaccuracy’ factor. Which means that a good story often collides with the technical reality. In this book, written by Matthew Patrick and beautifully illustrated by John Patrick, a good balance has been found. The story takes place in 1915 when aviation stood at the beginning of […]

  • Higher than an eagle, A Wings of Mercy Novel

    Dennis Kitainik
    Merrimack Media
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    194 pg.
    978-1-939166-40-1 (paperback) , isbn: 978-1-939166-41-8 (ebook)
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Assistance under extreme circumstances in artic Quebec. A polar bear, pilot, military surgeon, navigator and two weather men form the ‘crew’ of this, above all, funny aviation story….a true aviation novel! Shortly summarized it comes down to this: a polar bear mauls one of the weather men severely, his colleague manages to get him to […]

  • Contrails

    Robert Anderson
    2012
    English
    X X X X X
    336 pg.
    978-1479298839

    Contrails by Robert Anderson is the first piece of aviation fiction I have ever reviewed. It is an entertaining and funny novel which drew me in from the start. I found I couldn’t put down because I was so curious as to how the principal character, Sam Claymore, would end up. Sam is a pilot […]