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Summary

Set against the harsh beauty of Alaska, a veteran helicopter pilot is torn between ending his own embattled life and rescuing survivors from a mountain plane crash.

The Last Flight is the heroic story of Gil Connor, an Army helicopter pilot as he struggles with the finality of a terminal illness. Haunted by the horrors of war and a turbulent past, Connor is torn between ending his embattled life and saving the survivors of a remote Alaska plane crash. Amid the turmoil of an approaching storm and almost certain failure, his underlying intentions are unknown, even to himself, until the very end.

©2016 Gregory P. Liefer (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • 30-11-17

Bought because of RC Bray

Bought because of RC Bray. Nearly broke down in tears because of the ending.
Full disclosure... I am a professional aviator with over 13,000 hrs under my belt. That said I don't normally like aviation related fiction. I usually grit my teeth at liberties taken in such stories to increase the drama factor. I only rolled my eyes once or twice in this story. That is a great credit to the author. The aviation side of the story was descent.
This story has lots of character driven drama outside of the flying which is again a credit to the author.
No spoilers here but the ending had me fighting to hold back the tears. Again a credit to the author who painted a landscape and a cathartic vision and ending. I hope heaven is as grand.
Well done.
Btw RC Bray is a master craftsman.

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  • Donald G. Simpson
  • 07-08-17

Excellent!

This is about as close as a novel can get to what helicopter rescue is all about. Written by somebody who had obviously been there and done that. I spent a 27 year Air Force career mostly in Air Force Rescue starting with SB17's and ending with HH-3's and could find no mistakes in his description of helicopter operations.

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  • David L Luna
  • 30-12-17

This was so good I took the brunt of my wife saying “get the head phones off!”

Bray has no equal in narration. Serving in the Army as a chief warrant officer and medivac pilot, I was amazed the details were spot on. One scene brought tears. Enough said

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  • Kim Lisa Taylor
  • 18-06-18

Had a Hard Time Sticking With It

Great story for aviation buffs. Heavy on technical details; light on storyline. Not my favorite author.