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Real Shame after two good books previously
on 6 May 2015
Captain Reilly was an engaging and realistic chharcter in the first two books. However I found that in this fantasy takes over from reality and it detrcted from the book for me. I deleted it about a third of the way through. Originally Reilly gave a pilots eye view of airlines and what itwas like to work for them. The cogs behind the daily schedules. In some ways it was a little like Air babylon but less nesty towards the passenegrs. The costs of becoming a pilot and the travails of maintaining a qualification were susprising.
In this book railly is involved in with the Russian Mafia and it does not really gel with his previous wrokaday character. OK he is allagedly blackmailed into the job but I just could not feel that it was the same Reilly who worried about his marriage and kids and regretted being tempted by an air hostess. His compadre, Rivers, is a Donald Sutherland like character who I found was more irritating than engaging.