Lions of the Sky
In the world of fighter pilots, the most alpha of the alpha, competition is everything and the stakes are impossibly high. A Top Gun for the new millennium, LIONS OF THE SKY propels us into a realm in which friendship, loyalty, and skill are tested, battles won and lost in an instant, and lives irrevocably changed in the time it takes to plug in your afterburners.
She could hold her own against the men in this book. In fact, she gave them back more then she received. However, she had the skills to back up her cockiness. Speaking of the men in this book; I liked each ...more
This was quite simply one of the best first novels I have ever read. This is one of my favorite genre to read. I’m a veteran myself, not navy but the Air Force. The descriptions of flight just brought a smile to my face. WELL DONE MR. CHIERICI, Well Done!! Please get started on your next novel!
I highly recommend this book to everyone interested in tactical air. A fast paced story with good character development, twists and turns my only disappointed that the read was over!
Waiting for more from Mr Chieirci, the characters developed in this book have more to tell.
If you are a fan of air combat books or ever watched the movie Top Gun three or more times then you MUST read this book. Slammer is a Naval aviation flight instructor. He is tired of instructing and wants to get back to the fleet. He is coerced into taking one more class and it has two (gasp) female aviators in it. Results are not predictable.
Slammer and the other “good ole’ boys” are not overly thrilled with the integration of women into the fraternity of fight ...more
What tips this book beyond just a fun read for me are two points. (1) Chierici has a fine command of the language. His prose is evocative and his imager ...more
If you are like me and have an overactive imagination, and/or have a particular fascination with military aircraft and combat flight operations, you will enj ...more
Paco Chierici is an airline pilot and a former Navy fighter pilot. His first novel, Lions in the Sky, plays upon his experience with many real-life touches that adds a great deal of authenticity to this story of the threats posed in the South China Sea.
Here is the summary from the back cover:
“In the world of fighter pilots, the most alpha of the alpha, competition is everything and the stakes are impossibly high. A Top Gun for the ...more
The following day takes us to Virginia Beach, Virginia and we are flying low with engaging characters. Cruising along in a 1966 427 Shelby AC Cobra has always appealed to me and I was immediately intrigued by the characters Slammer and Quick.
The cockpit drama is a strong focal point.
A mix of humor and well-placed use of similes co ...more
A page turning deep dive into the closed world of Navy Fighter Pilots. Paco Chierici uses his decades of experience to nail down difficult characters and impossible action, bringing the reader to places few will ever know. For those of us who have lived this life the book triggers powerful memories of times past and friends long unseen. Anyone who has ever considered strapping on a high performance fighter needs to read this book.
Fast moving story, complete with finely drawn characters in the high octane, dangerous world of U.S. Navy Aviation. The author clearly has "been there, done that." Flying aircraft in military aviation is inherently dangerous, readers should look closely at the last 2 pages to see proof.
I really liked this first naval aviation thriller. You are literally living the naval aviation life in this book, what with all the fine flying detail and more. I await the sequel from the mastermind of "Speed and Angels" and "Last of the Dogfighters".
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