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Te the presence of Judith the alluring environmentalist memories of his uglier flights return to haunt him Even in the furthest Hebrides his past is with him and the predators are closing inAdam Thorpe's tenth novel is an extraordinary amalgam a vertiginous page turning thriller and a masterful work of literary fiction Fast funny and very frightening Flight shows a new facet of this most brilliant of writer. Reminds me a bit of Gerald Seymour but a watered down Gerald Seymour I found that Flight really didn t take flight until 23s of the way through when Bob finds his way to the Hebrides and it seemed like the writing picked up strength too as at times you could really feel the damp beauty of the Hebrides dripping from the page although to be fair a the main reason why I picked out this book was to get a whiff of that Hebridean ness and b the dusty Dubai desert was also fairly easy to discern in the first part of the novel All in all a slightly better than average read probably of a 35 star about a newly separated aging former cargo pilot dealing with his past and its effect on his present

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Flight by Adam Thorpe

Bob Winrush used to fly passengers then worked for years as a 'freight dog' flying consignments of goods and sometimes people to all the corners of the world including bush strips in war zones ' real flying' as he called it Until one day he walked away from a deal that didn't smell right something a freight dog should never doNow working as a private pilot for an Emirate prince in Dubai he finds that moment. I m new to Adam Thorpe but reading this has made me want to read It s an excellent thriller better in the second half than in the first where Thorpe sustains the pace while beautifully describing the remote Scottish island where our hero is holed up hoping to escape his would be assassins It has a nice twist at the end and generally speaking plausible characters and a believable storyline that sustain the reader s interest

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Of refusal catching up with him Caught between those who want to find out and those who want to cover their traces he becomes a marked man and flees to a remote Scottish island Pursued by both armed assassins and a ruinous bitter divorce he struggles to re fashion himself in this barren beautiful place taking on another identityBut back in the world of smuggled AK 47s and heroin the stakes are rising Despi. uite a gripping story with interesting locales the Outer Hebrides among them


10 thoughts on “Flight by Adam Thorpe

  1. says:

    The central character of this novel Bob Winrush is a freight pilot who has made a good living by being willing to fly missions in those parts of the World where health and safety rules are flexibly applied and by not asking too many uestions about the nature of the cargo being carried One day however he angers his paymasters by walking out on a particularly dodgy looking deal A lucky break gets him a job flying a private plane f

  2. says:

    Reasonably gripping great locations believable characters Not bad

  3. says:

    I'm new to Adam Thorpe but reading this has made me want to read It's an excellent thriller better in the second half than in the first where Thorpe sustains the pace while beautifully describing the remote Scottish island where our hero is holed up hoping to escape his would be assassins It has a nice twist at

  4. says:

    A smart slow burning literary thriller about a pilot who flies planes for various mysterious clients Everything goes smoothly until he uestions the cargo on one flight the repercussions of his sudden attack of good conscience haunt

  5. says:

    uite a gripping story with interesting locales the Outer Hebrides among them

  6. says:

    Adam Thorpe came to my notice last year when I read 'Ulverton' a random punt of a novel This sounded from the blurb very different and close to

  7. says:

    Similar to Bob's feelings about the island I grew to like this yarn as I read through it For much of the opening third of

  8. says:

    I read this book as Hebridean themed reading during a holiday I have not read Adam Thorpe before but had heard good things of Ulverton Flight I

  9. says:

    Reminds me a bit of Gerald Seymour but a watered down Gerald Seymour I found that Flight really didn't take flight ; until 23s of th

  10. says:

    uite John Le Carre ish a favourite of mine So different from the poetic and evocative 'Ulverton' Hebrides depicted so memorably and in contrast the intricacies of arms and drug smuggling vividly conveyed