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Flight of the Sparrows

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Black Ops Leader Daniel Burke is beginning to tire of his lonely nomad's lifestyle, but he stays in the game because he's good at it, loyal and he feels a bond of brotherhood for his longtime teammates. When someone starts to dog his trail, it leads him and his team back to England where his career and life took a different turn eighteen years ago. Now people want him dead ...more
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Bryl Tyne
Oct 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves a great thriller!
If you're into high suspense, Flight of the Sparrows is the book to read.

Quill Tarquin: orphaned teen, computer whiz kid with an eidetic memory, asthma, and one helluva attitude.

Daniel Burke: Black Ops leader ready to settle down, but to what and how, when someone wants you dead?

I was a bit skeptical at first, when I read about a another teenager accessing top secret government files with a couple of buddies. But it wasn't long before Quill's convincing character and his motivation (wanting to f
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Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
I don't normally read non-romance books but I absolutely loved Flight of the Sparrows. It was fast-paced but still interesting enough to keep you with it. There was one part where I was absolutely lost on. It had to do with how long Burke new about Quill and how long Quill has been with him. The whole scene actually didn't make sense because it goes to say he knew for two months Quill was his son and that Quill's been with him for a few weeks but then about two scenes later, Burke was telling hi ...more
Тамрико
There is NOT a hint of m/m romance in the book, but I am filing it under "favorites-m/m" since all 3, sorry 4, women barely register on a girl-cootie scale.

Danger, characters on the run, fear for their lives, wicked - wicked!!! - hurt comfort! Macho military men saving a teenager whose brain holds dangerous government secrets. Not a second of boredom in this story.

PS If the vet is truly Russian, like it's suggested in the book, there is no bloody way in hell her name is Dima. It's like calling
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Ayanna
Jul 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, other
It's a very interesting story, and rather well crafted, I think. There wasn't really any romance, though, which kind of confused me (I'd been reading it with trepidation, because obviously the kid was an MC, yet everyone else introduced was...pretty old, compared to him... Well, let's just say I was dreading whoever might fall in love with whom.)

I'm still bothered that this is misshelved on Goodreads, but what can I do about that?
LDL
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was really retread for me and I would STILL kill for a continuation of this story.
Elizabetta
Sep 26, 2012 marked it as to-read
Recommended to Elizabetta by: Тамрико
Well, this is a no-brainer, it's by Laura Baumbach.
Jordan Lombard
Wow... I was bowled over by this amazing book. The plot line was superb, and the characters truly memorable. I would love to see a sequel to it.

The only things that bugged me about it were the fact that it badly needed a proofreader. The number of glaring mistakes were a bit distracting from the book, as was some of the POV switching that went on. Something to be aware of, is that even though it's written by an M/M author and published by an M/M press, there is no M/M romance in it. I bought it
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Denicemarcell
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My copy has 294 pages and only 292 have text.

the names of the american characters are familiar not sure if i read an excerpt somewhere or if these characters have another story out there. Don't believe i started this book before.

this is listed on author's website as mainstream guess i can stop waiting for the queer and/or erotica elements to appear.

really enjoyed this book. zipped right through it once i got going.
Omega696
It's been a while since I've read a book I couldn't put down. It was a great, great story with interesting characters, lots of action and a sense of humour. I loved the interaction between the group of soldiers and I liked Quill, thought he mostly played a role of a damsel in distress (perhaps for the lack of female characters in the book).

I want a continuation, pretty please :)
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Laura Baumbach is the best-selling, multi-award winning, acclaimed author of short stories, novellas, novels and screenplays. Most recently, Mexican Heat, written in collaboration with Josh Lanyon, has been chosen as a FINALIST for Best Gay Romance in the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards, a FINALIST in the 2010 EPPIE Awards, and has received an Honorable Mention at the 2009 San Francisco Book Festival. ...more
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