- Paperback: 328 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (31 August 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1492303607
- ISBN-13: 978-1492303602
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
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Wings of Eagles: Volume 2 (Call Sign: Wrecking Crew) Paperback – Import, 31 Aug 2013
About the Author
David McKoy is a former Navy Petty Officer who has over 30 years of combined experience in Military and Private Security. David puts his experiences as well as things he has learned over the years to work in his novels. Lynn Hallbrooks is a former Air Force Sergeant who has over 30 years of combined experience in Military and Civilian Health Information. Lynn has put her medical and life experiences to good use in her writing.
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This is the sequel to Call Sign: Storm Warning. I enjoyed the first enough to read the second one.
The main story line is a company run by Bill Winchester, EPSI. He is attempting to help the current president and staff rebuild the corruption they identified in the first one. Their findings would result in a global hunt for the man who wanted to be “King of the world,” Sher Lavassaney. He is enraged his son, Vice-President of the U.S., was flushed out and killed in the first book. He now plans on justifying the loss. With that plot in mind, this should have been a hard hitting story. Nope. Way too many unnecessary characters, weapon descriptions and juvenile dialogue. It reads more like a YA book than an adult thriller.
Please send this to an editor who will provide honest feedback and suggestions.
This book, Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Wings of Eagles) is a sequel to Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Storm Warning.) Since many characters and the plot carry over from Storm Warning directly to Wings of Eagles, I would suggest that the first book be read prior to tackling Wings of Eagles. Fortunately, this is what I did.
Wings of Eagles is 328 pages, as opposed to the much longer Storm Warning which is 728 pages, twice the length. In my review of Storm Warning I commented on writing "style" saying that the presence of the narrator’s point of view was often more obtrusive than I preferred. This comment is no longer true for Wings of Eagles.
Second, Wings of Eagles concerns the response to a devastating attack on U. S. soil. In the aftermath, a "high end" security firm is given the task of locating and punishing the perpetrator(s) of the attack.
To that end the security firm must form and train three teams of highly competitive and independent individuals and meld them into a unified force. All this, while obtaining weaponry and funding in a way that gives plausible deniability to the politicians who approve of and fund the operation. (The politicians themselves are vulnerable to treachery from members of a previous administration, holdovers possibly linked to the perpetrators themselves.)
The authors present the logistical planning, political distractions, weapon acquisitions and the training exercises with an eye to realism and in truly informative details. Tension mounts as difficulty after difficulty is overcome. One can learn from their narrative.
As in the first book, the good guys (women and men) in this book are warriors. The romantic relations stay firm and give some stability. Mostly though the need for cohesiveness in a unit is stressed in this story. Your buddy must have your back.
In Wings of Eagles as in Storm Warning the authors present a clear political viewpoint that underlies their fictional narrative. If one wants a politically neutral story, this book may not be for you. Also there is some violence.
This is an enjoyable, entertaining and informative read. What's next for these authors?
I give this book 5 stars.