Blue Skies

Blue Skies

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by Ali Vali
     
 

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Commander Berkley Levine is content with her life as a Top Gun instructor in Fallon, Nevada, flying F-18s for the Navy and trying to get over the death of her sister. A change of government and a new equality initiative places Captain Aidan Sullivan at the helm of the Navy's newest carrier, the USS Jefferson. Her first mission could have serious international

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Commander Berkley Levine is content with her life as a Top Gun instructor in Fallon, Nevada, flying F-18s for the Navy and trying to get over the death of her sister. A change of government and a new equality initiative places Captain Aidan Sullivan at the helm of the Navy's newest carrier, the USS Jefferson. Her first mission could have serious international consequences if she fails. Aidan's orders are to destroy two sites housing the nuclear program of an unfriendly nation, and she can think of only one person she trusts enough to get the job done: her old lover Berkley. Blue Skies will take you from Fallon, Nevada, to the Sea of Japan and beyond, as Berkley leads an elite group of pilots over enemy territory. As they embark on this adventure, Berkley and Aidan try to rediscover what they gave up for family, duty, and country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602824201
Publisher:
Bold Strokes Books, Inc
Publication date:
06/10/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
153,520
File size:
362 KB

Meet the Author

Originally from Cuba, Ali Vali has retained much of her family’s traditions and language and uses them frequently in her stories. Having her father read her stories and poetry before bed every night as a child infused her with a love of reading, which carries till today. In 2000, Ali decided to embark on a new path and started writing.

She has discovered that living in Louisiana and running a non-profit provides plenty of material to draw from in creating her novels and short stories. Mixing imagination with different life experiences, she creates characters that are engaging to the reader on many levels. Ali states that "The feedback from readers encourages me to continue to hone my skills as a writer."

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Blue Skies 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Sage320 More than 1 year ago
Great Action Story Books that are based on current events are terrific and worrisome. The terrific part is that they seem extremely believable and may teach people about situations they’ve ignored in the evening news. The worrisome aspect is that, because the story is so realistic, everything in the book takes on a feeling of being factual when in fact it isn’t. The reader will need to completely disregard the improbability of the relationship between Berkley and Aidan. The military has strict protocols against affairs between people of different ranks, not to mention that, when this book was originally written, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was still very much in effect. Once the reader gets past that barrier, however, she can enjoy an extremely well-crafted story. Blue Skies could come off of the front of today’s newspapers with the concern over North Korea’s nuclear program and the instability that country threatens to inject into world affairs. Knowledge of that situation enhances the power of what Vali writes about. It’s a fast paced action story that will hold the reader’s attention with a high level of tension, especially once the mission begins. It’s populated by interesting and well-rounded characters. Berkley has the swagger of a military pilot and could easily be seen taking over Tom Cruise’s role in “Top Gun” or posing as one of the original astronauts. She has that laid back, never get ruffled attitude down pat. Aidan is a classic example of the Naval Academy graduate who is determined to make a name for herself in what has been a man’s world. She’s as tough and professional as any of them. It’s almost playing against type for them to be attracted to each other, but in this case it works. Vali manages to take a North Korean pilot and make her an appealing and commanding character in the story, not an easy task. Blue Skies is an exciting book with good characters and an interesting story line. The fact that it may not be totally based on reality doesn’t detract from enjoying it at all. This is one that it’s easy to recommend to people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Um....ok then *he padds away and lays down quietly*
Chaz1Oreo2 More than 1 year ago
I could not put it down and didn't until the weee hours of the morning. Very much enjoyed the story line and characters. Look forward to her next book.
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This is the first one of Ali Vali's books I've read. I really enjoyed it and will be reading more of her books.
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AT LSSVP RESULTS FOUR AND FIVE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
((You can RP Stripekit. The other two im gonna RP. Stripekit is a jet black kit with white stripes along his body. He has pale blue eyes.)) Dawnlilly grooms her kits.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A black tom lags behind the two other cats. One was a full grown cat and the other was a kitten. The only particular thing about these cats was the wings they had.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laid in the sun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She smiled weakly. "May I change my name? I am a kit."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are bored sometimes at your clan, pass the time by training to be an assassin! Go to assassin school res one and follow the directions! If you do not want to be an assassin, but want someone assassined go to assassin kill res one. Make sure to be ready. If you are weak, do not come. You will be killed if you are weak or a kit or an elder.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nightshade padds over to her "hello."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Purrs