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Pegasus Down
by Philip Donlay
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Oceanview, 2016 (2016)
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* * *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

If the name Philip Donlay is familiar to you, then you have more than likely read at least one of his Donovan Nash series before. If you don't recognize the authorís name, then know that you are in for the roller coaster ride of a thriller with Pegasus Down. Throw in the chance that you are a pilot and you've got the read of your life.

While Dr. Lauren McKenna (whose code name is Pegasus) is performing a top-secret extraction of a key American scientist from Slovakia for the CIA, the plane is shot down and all aboard are assumed dead. Donovan Nash, McKenna's husband, canít bear the thought of losing his cherished wife. His world would end on her death.

He gathers a trusted team to find her. He damns the CIA for using his wife on such a dangerous mission and sets out as soon as he can to acquire what he needs for his quest Ė such as buying a helicopter, renting cars in various cities in Eastern Europe, and if necessary commandeering a large aircraft.

He learns that a frightening group of terrorists have plans to use a new stealth aircraft to deliver a nuclear device. Now Donovan has to not only rescue his wife but stop the terrorists in their tracks.

I'm sure that, as I read, at times I forgot to breath. Pegasus Down is the thriller of the year. It is the sixth novel in the series. If possible, they get better with each subsequent one. Code Black is the first. Start there and work up to Pegasus Down. You are in for a real treat.

Settle down with the book of your choice in your hand. Be comfortable. You may not emerge until the last page is read. You will realize as you read this review that I truly enjoyed this book, a treasure of a thriller.

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