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Posted August 17, 2002
You always look for that exceptional book that engages your interest, whose characters invite you to identify with them as they pursue their journey and make you care about them. This is such a book. The setting, in the Belgian Congo in 1960 during revolutionary turmoil, is intriguing and an exciting backdrop for the story. Dunham obviously knows the Congo well and with his eye for detail, brings it to life and makes it believable. The flying is real, accurately described from a technical point of view (I'm a professional pilot) and does not offend your sense of credulity as many such books do. The characters are well delineated and the protagonist, Jack McKenzie, grows in maturity as he is thrown into one difficult situation after another. You will find yourself wanting him to succeed and when he faces seemingly disastrous events, you will suffer with him. All in all, a great read that will stay with you long after you've finished the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.