A helmet-to-helmet gridiron collision causing permanent injury plays on the current awareness of football’s inherent violence.
This book is the third I’ve read of Robbins’ series based on the Air Force’s Special Operations ParaRescue unit, called PJs (for Parachute Jumpers).
I’ve always been a fan of Michener, and last year also discovered one of his contemporaries, reading Leon Uris’ “Exodus” during my first visit to Israel.
There is a reason that this book was made into a major motion picture starring Matt Damon. It’s a splendid story, believable and very personal.
Murder in the White House was Truman’s first murder mystery and it made it to the New York Times best seller list as well as being optioned for a screenplay.
Masello crafts an imaginative story along the lines of “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, tying the Nazi’s fascination with the paranormal to the Allies.
Having tried a number of new authors recently, and being universally disappointed, I decided it was time to return to one of my favorites, David Baldacci.
Before reading this book my notion of PJs was something in which to sleep. Now I know that the USAF has an elite Pararescue Jumper corps that lives by the motto “That Others May Live”.
Red Sparrow was promoted on my new Kindle page white book reader. The reviews made it sound like the author was soon to be in the same category as Clancy, Grisham, and Baldacci.