Thursday, January 9, 2014

"Red Sky At Morning" by Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson / Red Sky At Morning
ISBN: 978-1-61808-035-6    | List Price: $15.95 print/ $3.99 Kindle/ $19.95 Audible Audio Edition | Format: Paperback, Kindle and Audio | Page Count: 288

Red Sky at Morning (the first in the Michael Neill series) is a novel of military/espionage, with ties to Christian fiction. It explores the dynamics of faith in uniform, which are often absent from books of the same kind. There’s action, military hardware, strong core values, and even a little romance. Neill’s adventures will hold the interest of young and old, and will encourage readers to value patriotism and embrace honor and integrity. 
Michael Neill was born and raised in Ukraine, the son of American missionaries. As a Marine Corps officer, Neill works counter-intelligence. He is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian, and brings his linguistic skills to bear on national security issues facing the U.S. The fact that he grew up in that part of the world also gives him an edge.
Neill’s faith guides his actions. He’s an individual who’s suffered his share of personal loss, and the different layers of his background are slowly revealed as the series progresses.

Author Bio:
Steve Wilson is a multimedia designer for a large metropolitan newspaper, and has worked in advertising for over 25 years. He is a prior service Marine, now serving as a Master Sergeant in the Air Force Reserve.
Over the course of his military career, he has received the Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Air Force Commendation Medal. In 2010 he was named the Air Transportation NCO of the Year. His ties to the armed forces—as well as short-term mission trips—have taken him to Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Europe and the Pacific, as well as the former Soviet Union. These experiences have helped to shape his story lines.
Steve is the author of ‘Red Sky at Morning’ and ‘Tempest of Fire’, both military/espionage novels in the Michael Neill Adventure series. He is the father of two grown sons, and lives in Florida with his wife.

To learn more about Steve and his books, visit his website: or his blog.  You can also find him on Facebook. You can purchase your copy of Red Sky At Morning on Steve’s Website, Amazon, or at Barnes and Noble.

My Review:“Red Sky at Morning” by Steve Wilson is a five star book. It is the first in the Michael Neill series. I am eagerly awaiting the next novel in this series!

   I have to be honest and tell you that at first I was having a hard time getting into the story line but after a couple of chapters I couldn’t stop reading!  I am just not into war talk and airplanes but once I got past the intro (so to speak) I loved the story! 

The story starts out with an an unarmed American plane flying through Chinese/Russian skies.. The Russians then attack the plane without warning.  Then Michael,a Ukrainian speaking US marine is sent  to the Ukraine to investigate not only the shooting, but also the facility that is disarming old Russian warheads. This story has history,( not too much just enough to explain the story). 

There are secrets that are ready to be discovered and once they are should they be revealed to the public,(both the Ukrainian and the American).

The characters feelings and actions are explained really well and after reading this book, you think they sound like real people not just characters in a book. I don’t know anyone like Michael or the (yes they are )terrorists in this book but the story is so well written that you found yourself hoping all goes well. And when one of the terrorists and Michael’ friends was killed, I felt such sorrow like these characters were actually a real human being. 

Michael’s faith is definitely strong and is showed without a lot of preaching like some novels do and I only added this sentence in this review because I think everyone, Christian or not that likes war/spies/mysteries stories will really get caught up in the race to find the missing item! You know I cannot tell you what that item is! But if you want to know read the book!  This story has just enough details to keep you reading  and not get bored.
 Michael helps others, in particularly a retired school teacher, I am so glad he helped her! 

The ending is a cliff hanger! But a good one!

I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

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