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e-Book Final Flight download

by Stephen Coonts

ISBN: 0752842668
ISBN13: 978-0752842660
Language: English
Publisher: Orion Pub Co (December 2003)
Pages: 454
Subategory: Thriller

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Rating: 4.4
Votes: 290
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The most daring - and deadly - terrorist plot of all time is about to unfold aboard the supercarrier USS United States.

Few other books of Stephen Coonts Some non-fiction books from Coonts include the following: The Cannibal Queen: A Flight into th. .

Flight of the Intruder. Few other books of Stephen Coonts. Stephen Coonts has not restricted his talents to fiction only. He has written few other books as well in addition to the fiction series. Just like the fiction series, these non-fiction endeavors were also highly praised by the readers and they received the same prestige.

Stephen Coonts (born July 19, 1946) is an American thriller and suspense novelist. Stephen Coonts grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia, a small coal-mining town. Following high school graduation, he earned a . degree in political science at West Virginia University in 1968. After joining the Navy upon graduation and then going to Officer Candidate School, Coonts went to flight school at Naval Air Station Pensacola and earned his wings as a Naval Aviator in 1969.

I am a long time fan of Stephen Coonts. From Flight of the Intruder, up to his latest work. While this was worthy of time time to read, I don’t think it’s his best work.

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The most daring - and deadly - terrorist plot of all time is about to unfold aboard the supercarrier USS United States.

The most daring - and deadly - terrorist plot of all time is about to unfold aboard the supercarrier USS United States. If anyone can write great military fiction, it is Coonts. Stephen Coonts is a decorated aviator who flew combat missions during Vietnam. Like many of his books, Coonts casts Jake Grafton as the main character and puts him, as usual, against great odds. This book is actually a sequel of sorts to his first Jake Grafton novel called Flight of the Intruder.

It was one hellova good Navy book. From the boring administrative details of Navy life, to the smashing conclusion; the book was a fun read

It was one hellova good Navy book. From the boring administrative details of Navy life, to the smashing conclusion; the book was a fun read. And, as always with a Coonts novel, our hero saves the world for democracy and the American way. Читать весь отзыв.

Stephen Coonts, master of suspense, has captivated readers around the world by writing thrillers ripped from the nation's .

Stephen Coonts, master of suspense, has captivated readers around the world by writing thrillers ripped from the nation's headlines. A riveting Vietnam War story-and one of the most dramatic in aviation history-told by a New York Times bestselling author and a prominent aviation historian Every war has its "bridge"-Old North Bridge at Concord, Burnside's Bridge at Antietam, the railway bridge over Burma's River Kwai, the bridge over Germany's Rhine River at Remagen, and the bridges over. Korea's Toko Ri. In Vietnam it was the bridge at Thanh Hoa, called Dragon's Jaw.

Author: Stephen Coonts. Publisher: Dell Publishing, New York, 1988. If it succeeds, the balance of nuclear power will tilt in favor of a remorseless Arab leader. And it looks as if no one can stop it - except navy jet jock Jake Grafton. Cag Grafton is one helluva pilot.

Comments:
Xtintisha
Felt like I was there, lots of background in ship and airwing life. I flew as a Naval Flight Officer (right seater) off carriers in Navy EA3B Douglas Skywarrior an Elint passive reconnaissance platform in the Med and Vietnam in 60s to 80s. The author does a great job of describing some of the tough decisions a CO and Crew face. Naval Pilots are the best to be able to do the Mental work and skills to land an aircraft at night safely after the Stress of combat and often confining Rules of Engagement. I salute our men and women who serve to protect our Freedom. Best to them and their families who love and support them.

felt boot
Read this decades ago. Brings you aboard a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, the bosun's pipe in your ears. Excellent and authentic detail, from the organized bedlam of the flight deck to the air-conditioned spaces of CATCC, Strike, and the Combat Information Center to the shore leaves in chaotic Naples. Written during the era of Lebanon, Libya and the Sixth Fleet's hunting exercises in the Mediterranean.

Coonts never really wrote like this again. His take on what it was really like on board a carrier, from the cockpit of an F-14 to the rarified air of flag quarters is the backbone of this thriller. No magic airplanes, no science-fiction weapons. Just the salt air, the steam leaking out of the catapult track, and a thousand other details of a supercarrier and its crew. Palpable storyline and a very satisfying climax. Welcome aboard.

Haralem
The 4 star rating is specific to the adventure/thriller genre. Coonts is the iheritor of the Tom Clancy crow for making you feel like you are really there. He knows his aircraft carriers so thoroughly and describes living in one so well that you can practically feel the steel on your skin as his characters walk the hallways. You get a feel for the kind of comeraderie that is natural to people living in tight quarters, trusting their lives to the good work of their shipmates and dealing with intense workloads and billion dollar responsibilities. As usual with this genre, the characters are this and their motivations are thin, which makes both the heroes and the villians less compelling.

Yayrel
Coonts got a great start with "Flight of the Intruder" thanks to Ronald Reagan who happened to be reading the book and a reporter sawit on his desk. As a Naval Aviator myself I must admit it was a great read. However his subsequent books have not been as entertaining. Final Flight has a lot of aviation description that the average reader might not be familiar with ie.JBD shows up frequently but most dont remember that it stands for Jet Blast Deflector. In gneral the character developement is weak as well as the subject matter. A fun read but I believe Coonts can do better.

Armin
I am a long time fan of Stephen Coonts. From Flight of the Intruder, up to his latest work. While this was worthy of time time to read, I don’t think it’s his best work. For me, there was too much of the spy stuff. It’s not Coonts’ area and it shows. As always, the naval and aviation segments were terrific. Even the romantic parts are well done and believable. For Grafton fans, it’s still required reading, just not the best.

Mautaxe
A throwback to his days as a naval aviator, this sequel to his first novel, "Flight of the Intruder" is a must read for the fan of Jake Grafton. Written almost 20 years ago, it was final time to catch up to a copy and read it, which I did and found it very worthwhile and pleasurable experience. Like other early novel of Coonts, forget the romantic involvement, it is truly limited, but the reader learned more about the inner thoughts and the mind of the central character for his subsequent works of fiction. Very good character development and worth the reader's time to find the book and sit down for a truly great "flight".

Sironynyr
This novel begins with the pilots of two F14D Tomcats, on separate catapults, shoving the throttles of their engines to full military at the same time.

The bow catapult officer returned the salute of the fighter pilot on Catapult One.

The waist catapult officer looked across the nose of the fighter on Catapult at the signal light on the island superstructure. He, too lchecked to ensure the deck was clear.

The light on the island changed from yellow to green.

Simultaneously, both launching officers pushed the fire buttons on their catapults.

Three seconds later, both fighters were catapulted into the air.

The plane off the bow catapult was piloted by Captain Jake Grafton. His Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) was Lieutenant Toad Tarkington, who sat behind him.

"You OK back there?" Grafton asked him.

Tarkington replied, "Sure, CAG, no sweat."

They had only flown together three times before today.

The carrier from which the fighters had just been launched was the USS United States, America's newest Nimitz-class ship.

Russian planes were aloft today over the North Atlantic, searching for the United States. They had been searching for her for three days, over millions of square miles of ocean, and had been unable to find her.

Unfortunately, many, many pages follow of extended descriptions of meaningless events and activities that require skimming to find content.

Then, El Hakim, the Ruler, took a deep breath, and then spoke.

"There are enormous risks involved, Colonel Qazi. The Americans declared war at the end of the last century when one of their warships was merely suspected of being lost due to hostile action. You have never failed us, Qazi. But you have never attempted so much. Tell me about the ship." And Qazi did.

He described all the details about the USS United States. "Her deck is crammed with aircraft. To launch them cannot be done quickly, if at all, when the ship is at anchor. That is when she is most vulnerable."

Then, many more pages of extended descriptions, etc. follow.

Then, there are some interesting stories, in Italy, near the middle of the novel. Islamic Terrorists, allied with the Mafia, kidnap, and or talk to people from the carrier and interrogate them to find out information they still need for the attack on the carrier.

Unfortunately, this is again followed by many more pages of meaningless descriptions, some of which are ridiculous. There are also some romantic moments that readers will enjoy.

Then, there are more meaningless descriptions, etc. regarding terrorist regarding preparations by the terrorists for their attack on the carrier.

There is also another interesting note. The subject of Toad's romantic interest is working for the CIA.

The last story in this novel, is the terrorists DO take over the carrier. Readers will have to read the rest of the novel to find out what this story is about.

Very unfortunately, this entire novel contains too many detrimental factors. First, there are way too many "F" words used by everyone, from Admirals down to enlisted personnel, that are out of place. There is also too much use of first and last names, and titles.

All of these factors make FINAL FLIGHT barely worth reading.

Enjoyable novel from the beginning to the end! Enjoyed the way the author keep thing running. The only part I dislike is the lost of very likable person that was interested in only doing what was right!

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