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Well worth the 'slow' start
on 11 March 2012
Actually this wasn't so much a 'slow' start as a technical one full of aircraft and training/operational detail that might not be to the taste of everyone who buys a book which is advertised a 'gripping escape story.'
I am quite interested in the 'training' side but have to admit to skim reading some of the first part of this book. However, having read 'Tornado Down' and 'Bravo Two Zero' which are also stories of surviving in enemy territory I was not disappointed by this account and admired Nick Richardson's straight forward, unassuming style.
This is quite a roller coaster of a book because the second part is a breathtaking account of a pilot wrenched from his technological world and finding himself alone in a desperate, war torn place where it is difficult to even distinguish friend from enemy.
Maybe the title/ blurb is a little misleading but for anyone who is a fan of this kind of true-life account 'No Escape Zone' is a must read.