Red Sky at Morning Book Review
Finding good books that draw you in and keep you changing the pages is tough. I love to read, but if a book doesn’t grab me right from the start, I tend to lose interest and put it away. My current read is Red Dawn at Morning by Steve Wilson. It is a Michael Neill Adventure.
In this book, the author spends very little time in getting right to the point. I was only a couple of chapters into the book when my schedule got busy with traveling and I forgot my book! Instead of waiting until I got home I purchased a copy through Audiobook so I could listen to it while traveling.
Red Sky At Morning by Steve Wilson
When Marine Lieutenant Michael Neill is ordered to the former Soviet Union, his assignment is to verify nuclear disarmament. But before his mission begins, an American reconnaissance plane is attacked by a Russian fighter, and a Navy pilot is killed. After the incident, Neill’s mission changes. Willis Avery, the President’s National Security Advisor, wants Lieutenant Neill to investigate Russian stealth technology, in addition to his original assignment. Photographic evidence—and the lack of radar images of the attacking aircraft—lead the American intelligence community to conclude that something new has been developed in the skies over Russia. Avery believes that Neill’s friendship with a high-ranking officer in the Ukrainian Air Force is the key to establishing Red Sky at Morning—the existence of new aviation technology that could upset the balance of power between East and West. However, ultra-nationalist forces are at work. After arriving in Eastern Europe, Neill quickly uncovers a conspiracy of terrorism secretly instigated by the Kremlin. Government leaders in Moscow will stop at nothing to rebuild the Soviet Union as they try to force the breakaway republics back into the fold. Neill discovers that the terrorism has extended to the weapons facility he is charged with inspecting. Communist agents have gone far beyond their original orders, and it’s a race against time as the Marine—with the help of a beautiful Ukrainian journalist—tries to stop them—and come up with a plan to bring down the corrupt government officials in Moscow.
About the Author:
Steve Wilson is a multimedia designer for a metropolitan newspaper and has worked in advertising for over 25 years. He is a prior service Marine and now serves as a senior NCO in the Air Force Reserve. He has deployed to Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan, in addition to tours in the United States, Germany, and the Pacific, and has visited the former Soviet Union several times. He lives in Florida with his wife. Red Sky at Morning is his first novel.
The book begins with an introduction of the major characters and back fills the story-line quite well. Neill finds himself assigned to mission in the Ukraine, with instructions to discover learn about a new aircraft belonging to the Russian’s that was responsible for shooting down a United States military. The aircraft that had encountered a storm and was pushed off course while flying near the borders of China and Russia.
I wasn’t expecting the early introduction and the continued topic of faith through the book. Don’t get me wrong, it was nice to see especially in a military style book. During the mission, Neill enlists the help from a family friend, Colonel Andrei Ulyanov, who is also a believer. Together they uncover an alarming plan of a terrorist group.
As the story continues, the two work together to track down the terrorists and stop their plan. Would they be able to stop the nuclear attack?
If you enjoy reading politically based thrillers, you would appreciate the story. The author is very detailed and brings the characters to life. Personally, I appreciated how the author wove his faith based principles throughout the story. It was refreshing to read a book in this genre that was not just a political statement but expressed the position that even when things are crazy and out of control, we need to stand by our principles.
Don’t have a Kindle? Grab one for yourself. They are so nice to use for reading. I love my Kindle Fire and my little one uses the e-Reader version (just for reading without the added games and internet options).
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