Reviews Deception

5.0 out of 5 stars Another Ripping David Gledhill Yarn.

I'm an unashamed David Gledhill fan and this most certainly doesn't disappoint. Set in the Middle East in the mid-1980s, when kidnappings were rife and tensions between neighbouring and warring factions was high, Deception is on the surface a straightforward tale of a fictional attempt to rescue a British hostage. But the plot twists and turns as DG regulars will have become accustomed, introducing new dimensions to the story-telling. Whereas Gledhill's previous outings Defector and Maverick have had a relatively narrow "universe", Defector sees the landscape broaden, introducing more international players (and agendas) as well as some of the complexities of mixed-aircraft operations that will appeal to the aviation buff as well as the casual reader.

The story aside, what Deception shows is a writer developing and broadening an already enjoyable series. Previous books have leaned heavily on the author's own experience (not in any way a criticism) but Deception introduces the reader to more of the geopolitical sensitivities of the Cold War and the Middle East that go way beyond tactical aircraft operations. 3 books in and David Gledhill already sits among the likes of Stephen Coonts and Richard Herman in the ranks of authors of the fast-paced techno-thriller.

The author's note concludes: "could these events have occurred?" Who knows, but Deception is entirely believable.

By Gary Fairley on Amazon

5.0 out of 5 stars This Author Just Gets Better.

Deception is a fast paced,well written "what could have happened" type story. Set in the mid 80s the author draws well from his memory but doesn't get bogged down in acronyms or trivialities to prove that he was really there (or thereabouts).

I liked how the story built, how different threads were drawn together but more importantly how the story unfolded and didn't just end with the last plane landing.

There's a couple of good hints about future stories which I for one, will look forward too.

By B Doswell on

5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended Reading

In a word , superb ! Mr Gledhill has again raised the bar with this third fictional work. Having read both his previous books in this series (Defector and Maverick) I was looking forward to Deception and I wasn't disappointed in the slightest ! This is his best yet and I was glued to the action throughout. This reader will be looking forward to the authors next work with enthusiasm !

By Simon Jakubowski on

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book well worth a read

Yet another great read from David Gledhill. Was looking forward to reading this and was not at all disappointed. Hope to read a fourth book from David soon. 

By Mars on

5.0 out of 5 stars Deception and Intrigue in Aerial Warfare

This is a realistic, exciting and technically challenging aerial adventure set in the Middle East. As well as a plan to rescue a captured agent involving Buccaneers, Phantoms and Chinook helicopters the skills of Special Forces are also incorporated.Diplomacy and intrigue involving several nations add to the complexity of the situation and keep the reader guessing to the end. Highly recommended.

By Ron on Amazon.