What a roller coaster of a read! I finished this on 3 hours--I could not stop! This is non stop action in an ancient plane with one of the occupants a very large guy who LOVED to pontificate on everything under the sun. Heaven help me I knew someone like this character once--when he would step into my office I knew I was a goner-there was no getting him to leave. I definitely sympathized with Mitch and Ronnie (whose husband and brother had disappeared into thin air) who were in a plane with this guy flying from Australia to Utah. Of course they did have to stop to "gas" up a couple of times along the route. Strange things, like getting shot at--then seeing apparitions of Indian maidens. This is kind of an Indiana Jones type tale--and that my friends is a very high complement coming from me!!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
When Ronnie McCall, Mitch’s long-forgotten love, shows up out of the blue begging for help to locate her lost husband and brother—both U.S. Air Force special ops officers who have disappeared in Texas—Mitch, an ex-Australian Air Force and airline pilot now living a sybaritic life on his own WWII PBY flying boat in Sydney Harbor, agrees to come to the rescue. Mitch and Beyer, his retired physicist partner, decide to literally fly to Ronnie’s aid in the PBY, the Wayward Wind. Their flight across 8,000 miles of Pacific Ocean and into the vast, rugged, and unexplored canyons of the Escalante River in Utah is harrowing enough. But their attempts to trace the missing airmen turn dark and dangerous as they stumble upon something sinister and supernatural in the heart of the Navajo Nation. What they discover in that maze of mysterious canyonlands turns out to be far more eerie, bizarre, and deadly than they could ever imagine in their wildest dreams… The Escalante Enigma is an action-packed novel set in the heart of the American Southwest. Filled with high drama, the book is both gripping and beautifully rendered.
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About the Author: (from Amazon)
Rod Lewin was born in Brisbane, Australia. His acclaimed autobiography, Steel Spine, Iron Will, wherein he narrates his recovery from paralysis after a near-fatal plane crash, has been in constant demand for over two decades. Rod has spent the last 35 years as a professional aviator. He has experienced all manner of adventure as a true "knight of the air," from operating seaplanes on the Great Barrier Reef, the far outback of Western Australia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Greece, to airline flying in DC-3s, 727s, and 737s in the U.S. The Escalante Enigma is based on some of his own astonishing exploits.
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