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eBook Flyaway (Max Stafford) ePub

by Desmond Bagley

  • ISBN: 0449243206
  • Category: Thrillers and Suspense
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Desmond Bagley
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Fawcett (September 12, 1980)
  • ePub book: 1974 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1344 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 942

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Why is Max Stafford, head of Stafford Security Consultants, beaten up and in trouble in his own office? . What is the secret of the famous 1930's aircraft FLYAWAY? Why has Paul Billson disappeared in North Africa!

Why is Max Stafford, head of Stafford Security Consultants, beaten up and in trouble in his own office? What is the secret of the famous 1930's aircraft FLYAWAY? Why has Paul Billson. What is the secret of the famous 1930's aircraft FLYAWAY? Why has Paul Billson disappeared in North Africa! Desmond Bagley. Two little dicky-birds, Sitting on a wall; One named Peter, The other named Paul.

1978) (The first book in the Max Stafford series) A novel by Desmond Bagley. Title: Flyaway (Ulverscroft large print series. The disappearance of Paul Billson, clerk in an engineering firm, seems a minor matter to security consultant, Max Stafford. But when routine enquiries result in Stafford being beaten up, he goes after Billson, who has impulsively taken off for the Sahara, where his air ace father had crashed during the London to Cape Town air race forty years earlier.

Читать онлайн - Bagley Desmond. Flyaway Электронная библиотека e-libra. ru Читать онлайн Flyaway. Desmond Bagley Flyaway Two little dicky-birds, Sitting on a wall; One named Peter, The other named Paul. Fly away, Peter! Fly away, Paul! Come back, Peter! Come back, Paul! No man can live in the desert and emerge unchanged. He will carry, however faint, the imprint of the desert, the brand which marks the nomad. Wilfred Thesiger CHAPTER ONE We live in the era of instancy.

Flyaway is a first person narrative thriller novel by English author Desmond Bagley, first published in 1978. It introduces Max Stafford as protagonist, who would later appear in Bagley's novel, Windfall. Although his company is successful, his marriage has collapsed, and work is starting to lose its luster.

Все продавцы . Flyaway. Flyaway is a pedestrian thriller which tells the tale of the 1978 hunt for an airplane presumed lost during the 1936 London to Cape Town Air Race. Most of the story is set in and around the Sahara.

Exceptions include Max Stafford (a security consultant featured in Flyaway . Bagley also published short stories. Desmond Bagley Books - List of books by author Desmond Bagley". Retrieved 10 November 2018.

Exceptions include Max Stafford (a security consultant featured in Flyaway and Windfall), Slade (a spy who appeared in Running Blind and The Freedom Trap), and Metcalfe (the smuggler/mercenary in The Golden Keel and The Spoilers). His last two novels, Night of Error and Juggernaut, were published posthumously after completion by his wife.

Desmond Bagley was an Englishman who had written numerous best selling suspense novels. Flyaway did just that. I've started rereading my old thriller books and this is the first. I look forward to reading more of Desmond Bagley's stories. Dec 06, 2018 Ole Andreasen rated it it was amazing. Shelves: ole. SO good to be back at Desmond Bagleys books. Traveling across the Sahara desert, Max Stafford is pursued by people who have a definite interest in the same airplane that crashed in 1936, he is looking for. No cell phones.

Why is Max Stafford, security consultant, beaten up in his own office? .

The Magic of Thinking Big David Schwartz Audiobook - Продолжительность: 9:30:00 Jaabecca Jones Recommended for you.

He was born in 1923 in Kendal and brought up in Blackpool, beginning his working life, aged 14, in the printing industry.

by. Bagley, Desmond, 1923-1983.

1980 Fawcett Crest paperback edition. Cover is different than shown. Very Good to Like New condition. Strong spine has slight creasing. Bright clean cover has slight edge wear. Text is perfect. Same day shipping first class from AZ.

Comments

Fordregelv Fordregelv
I picked up Flyaway because of the supercool cover and also because it's from a local author--and Seattle has no shortage of great YA writers! I was not disappointed. I got sucked into Stevie's story right away! I loved Stevie's voice- a great mix of teen bull-headed angst and self-awareness. I love how the author uses the animal rehab subplot to emphasize the process of healing. This is a quick read but delves into some heavy subject matter with the struggles Stevie has reconciling her loyalty to her meth-addict mom with her need for a stable, safe home life.
Nuadazius Nuadazius
As with all of Desmond Bagley's books, this one has plenty of action and adventure, plenty of exotic locations that Bagley handles as if he'd lived there for his whole life, and interesting yet plausible characters handled deftly and smoothly; like almost all of his novels, this one also has a puzzle that keeps the reader guessing for the whole book. If there's a flaw with it at all, it's that he withholds a bit of the information that his main character has for just a chapter or two, so that the reader has no chance of solving the puzzle before the main character spells out the solution. But that's a small price to pay for this delightful book, and I highly recommend it as I do most of Bagley's ouvre.
energy breath energy breath
I love a good mystery/spy/detective sort of stuff, and this one's got a great story. Really though what stands out the most is the descriptions of the location that the story takes place. You read this, and if you don't have an urge and desire to walk on the sand of Sahara, your heart might as well be made of wood. This book is fantastic like that.
Thabel Thabel
Read this in the seventies and loved it stayed in the back of my mind for years the Algerian and Malian desert alive and real.
Fordrellador Fordrellador
Not so good. Though I read it full, but didn't enjoy that much. It is not very exciting. Just the ordinary work.
Anarawield Anarawield
I saw Flyaway for the first time at the library and immediately knew that I had to read it. The beautiful pink cover drew me in right away. The author was nice enough to send me a copy for review, which I am thankful for. After reading it, I have mixed feelings.

Even though I am an adult, I read a lot of young adult books. Sometimes I love them, sometimes I don't. This was a case of the latter. I think that if I would have read this as a teenager, I would have loved it. However, as an adult, and having been through some of the situations that Stevie goes through, I just wanted to shake her, and tell her to get out of the situation she was in because it was going to end in heartbreak.

On the other hand, thinking back to what I was like when I was a teenager, I would have loved this book. It's edgy, and heartbreaking. I almost wish that the teenage version of myself had this book to read, a it would have helped me understand and deal with things to come. It deals with serious issues that a lot of YA books won't touch, which makes it a great, informative read for teens. It portrays things in a realistic light, and doesn't sugar coat anything, which is something that I think teens really need (trying to be vague so I don't spoil things for those that want to read it).

Even though Flyaway wasn't as enjoyable to me as I thought it would be, I think teens could really benefit from reading it. I will definitely be recommending that my local high school libraries add it to their selection of books. I recommend this book to teens from ages thirteen to sixteen.
Varshav Varshav
Wow. Just wow. I am very pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this book.

+The characters are extremely well written. I ached for Stevie, I loathed Tonya and Professor. I started out against Aunt Mindy's prodding, but grew to love her in the end. The author was very damn clear about how I should feel, and I think that's a sign of good writing style.

+The text itself was very detailed. I could easily envision myself in the places that Stevie traveled, both good and bad alike.

+There was a romantic interest, but it took the backseat to the mother/daughter story. I cannot stress enough how much I appreciate that after the slew of YA books I've finished with insta-love romances.

-The book was a bit rushed and choppy at parts. I found myself wishing I had a longer, more thorough story.

-I understand that this book is YA, but the language irked me a bit. When you're reading a book about a meth whore stripper and a daughter who's far from innocent, it seems a bit unnecessary to me to use words like "dang" and "flippin'." I think they could have been amped up to "real" swears, or omitted entirely.

+The paperback cover is GORGEOUS. I wouldn't have picked up the hardback copy. But I think the new cover perfectly illustrates the darkness of this story, and I would have definitely picked this up in a store or a library.

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Overall, this is a dark, gritty tale of the extent of a daughter's love through rough times, and just how hard it can be to let go of a past that meant everything, and a future that will never come to fruition. I could not put this book down, and I recommend it to YA fans and anyone interested in drug/addiction themes. If you liked books such as Cut, Speak, or Mosh Pit, I'd give Flyaway a try. If you want a happy, feel good read, this may not be for you.

Thank you to The Mod Podge Bookshelf and Helen Landalf for my pretty new copy.