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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Fiction (July 18 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060192763
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060192761
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.7 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "tsm224" on Feb. 22 2003
Format: Hardcover
Ellie Somers is living her dreams thousand miles above the earth. She works for the Alaska Coast Guard on the helicopter Rescue Squad. She loves playing the role of hero but still has a thrill streak in her. When one dangerous mission almost grounds her wings, she agrees to play by the rules. She does good for a while and then the thrill is aching inside of her. This time she isn't a hero but a grounded pilot. She becomes despondent and her reckless behavior has her in Las Vegas. Her friends believe she didn't nothing wrong and set out to clear her name and find in the lower 48. When they do, she is involved in a plan she cannot
escape from and this plan may cost her everything she believes in and the honor of her friends. Morgenroth had me spellbound with the details given to the rescue missions. But when Ellie is grounded and main setting is switch to Las Vegas it lost something. It does pick up momentum again but the way she tries to switch tactics between plots were choppy but in the end I still find this a good read.
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By A Customer on Aug. 24 2002
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This book had so many unexpected twists and turns that I practically read it in one sitting. I also loved the unique premise of a female helicopter rescue pilot. Very smart, with lots of action and a romantic element, too. I can't wait to read Kate Morgenroth's other book ("Kill Me First"). If it's anything like this one, she's got a loyal fan!
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By A Customer on Aug. 15 2002
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just finished this book and loved it - morgenroth is a rare, gifted storyteller... this is a page turner, crisply written, with a bunch of heart-stopping thrills, some great characters, and an astonishing plot twist at the end. i'm giving it to my wife next - the lead character is a woman punching her way thru a man's world... very cool summer read.
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Lieutenant commander Ellie Somers of the US Coast Guard is currently assigned to Air Station Sitka flying helicopters and loving every minute of it. When an inexperienced boat pilot takes his vessel out to sea and misjudges the weather, he calls for help on his radio. Flying by the seat of her pants and taking some very unnecessary risks, she and her crew bring him back to safety.

Ellie's next mission, trying to stop a boat suspected of carrying drugs, is an utter failure. She loses control of the helicopter and it is lost at sea. Her second in command is dead and Ellie is grounded. She can't work for the Coast Guard without flying so when the man she rescued from the sea, Nicolas Andreakis asks her to go on an adventure with him she readily agrees, not knowing that he's the one who sabotaged her coptor.

While Ellie is definitely the protagonist, it is Nicolas who steals the show because the audience is never quite sure if he's an angel or a devil. The story line is fast paced, with many curves and twists so readers will never be able to predict what happens next. The heroine matures throughout the course of the book so the person who readers see at the end of the novel is not the adrenaline junkie we first meet.

Harriet Klausner
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Female Pilots, Alaska & High Rollers Feb. 22 2003
By "tsm224" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Ellie Somers is living her dreams thousand miles above the earth. She works for the Alaska Coast Guard on the helicopter Rescue Squad. She loves playing the role of hero but still has a thrill streak in her. When one dangerous mission almost grounds her wings, she agrees to play by the rules. She does good for a while and then the thrill is aching inside of her. This time she isn't a hero but a grounded pilot. She becomes despondent and her reckless behavior has her in Las Vegas. Her friends believe she didn't nothing wrong and set out to clear her name and find in the lower 48. When they do, she is involved in a plan she cannot
escape from and this plan may cost her everything she believes in and the honor of her friends. Morgenroth had me spellbound with the details given to the rescue missions. But when Ellie is grounded and main setting is switch to Las Vegas it lost something. It does pick up momentum again but the way she tries to switch tactics between plots were choppy but in the end I still find this a good read.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I loved this book! Aug. 24 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book had so many unexpected twists and turns that I practically read it in one sitting. I also loved the unique premise of a female helicopter rescue pilot. Very smart, with lots of action and a romantic element, too. I can't wait to read Kate Morgenroth's other book ("Kill Me First"). If it's anything like this one, she's got a loyal fan!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
exciting thriller Aug. 11 2002
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Lieutenant commander Ellie Somers of the US Coast Guard is currently assigned to Air Station Sitka flying helicopters and loving every minute of it. When an inexperienced boat pilot takes his vessel out to sea and misjudges the weather, he calls for help on his radio. Flying by the seat of her pants and taking some very unnecessary risks, she and her crew bring him back to safety.

Ellie's next mission, trying to stop a boat suspected of carrying drugs, is an utter failure. She loses control of the helicopter and it is lost at sea. Her second in command is dead and Ellie is grounded. She can't work for the Coast Guard without flying so when the man she rescued from the sea, Nicolas Andreakis asks her to go on an adventure with him she readily agrees, not knowing that he's the one who sabotaged her coptor.

While Ellie is definitely the protagonist, it is Nicolas who steals the show because the audience is never quite sure if he's an angel or a devil. The story line is fast paced, with many curves and twists so readers will never be able to predict what happens next. The heroine matures throughout the course of the book so the person who readers see at the end of the novel is not the adrenaline junkie we first meet.

Harriet Klausner
refreshingly cool page turner Aug. 15 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
just finished this book and loved it - morgenroth is a rare, gifted storyteller... this is a page turner, crisply written, with a bunch of heart-stopping thrills, some great characters, and an astonishing plot twist at the end. i'm giving it to my wife next - the lead character is a woman punching her way thru a man's world... very cool summer read.

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