by John Reynolds
This is a fast-paced, exciting book, involving Matt, a flying student, Jason, his instructor and Fleur an older but very attractive woman. Jason is involved in drug smuggling, using his aviation skills, and his contacts in the aviation world, to fly drugs into New Zealand from Australia via Lord Howe Island, landing in Northland at a private airstrip.
Things get complicated when Zhukov, a Russian crime boss, who was forced to flee Russia, uses his henchmen to muscle in on Jason’s smuggling; he is brutal, savage, and not afraid to use kidnapping or even murder to get his way.
The story reads well, and I could easily picture in my mind the Auckland location, and the action that takes place in it.
Some of the action scenes stretch the reader’s imagination, and echo a James Bond movie in that regard. Add to that several unexpected twists to the plot, and the whole can certainly not be regarded as boring or slow.
The author has obviously had an involvement with the private aviation scene, and has a knowledge of Russia and its people. It was a real co-incidence that I read the book just as the invasion of Ukraine was taking place.
I can recommend the book to anyone who likes a good action story, with a satisfactory ending.
Author: John Reynolds
Publisher: Starblaze Publications
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