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review 2014-12-15 21:46
Sprouting Wings by Henry Faulkner

Henry Faulkner’s new series is off to a flying start with "Sprouting Wings"!In the first installment of the Alan Ericsson series, Faulkner tells the story of a young man and the start of his Navy flying career. You will be immersed into the lives of military men and women, witness their struggles and triumphs in everything from Flight Training to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Written with incredible detail and following historical fact closely, it is an intriguing tale of military life - and love - at the beginning of World War II.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2014-06-30 12:30
End of Enemies by Grant Blackwood
The End of Enemies - Grant Blackwood

An action-packed war novel with Briggs Tanner as the protagonist and hero. An international political drama for the drama seekers.

A few quotes from the book:"As a child, the surest way to get Briggs to take on a challenge was to tell him it was either impossible or the answer was a mystery."

As an agent of one of America's numerous government agencies, Briggs stumbled upon a man getting murdered in his presence. By probing the murder, he comes across an international crisis , instigated by a World War II secret, waiting to happen, with various countries involved, including Japan. The epicenter of the planned Doom's Day is Lebanon.

"For decades Lebanon had been the world’s chosen surrogate battlefield. Superpowers played their spy games, tested their weapons, exercised their tactics and strategies, and Lebanon paid in blood and ruination." 

"We’ve a better grasp of how funds are transferred from sponsor governments to the command structures of terrorist groups. Money is the key. We can’t dampen a terrorist’s fervor; we can’t cut off their source of training; and we can’t hope diplomatic measures will curtail covert support of these groups. "

The many typos hindered the story, but for readers interested in this kind of book, it is still a familiar and hopefully satisfying experience. It answers to the need for high-speed action, typical of modern war fare movies. It can become a good movie for war junkies indeed.

An easy read, text flowing smoothly along, characters well developed and the story line strong. It won't disappoint.

Source: something-wordy-reviews.blogspot.com/2014/06/end-of-enemies-by-grant-blackwood.html
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