My Blog

Retirement. Publishers, thank you for the many years of reading pleasure you gave me, but all good things must come to an end. Due to failing eyesight I am forced to retire. I can no longer review your books, and any that you send will be donated to the local library, unread. Do not send any more. I can only read for a couple hours every day, and this does not allow me to finish a book in reasonable time. I will be devoting time to my own books from now on, and reading on a personal level. Books that interest me. I prefer paperbacks and hardbacks, not eBooks. My eyesight has been failing the last few years, and I cannot handle hundreds of review books any more. My books are still available for review. Anyone interested in reviewing any of them, they are found in the Link to Tom’s Books On Amazon. Contact me for pdf copies at

Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Battling Pilot

Pilot Pete England used to think there was nothing more exciting in the world than flying off into the wild blue yonder. But lately the blue yonder hasn’t been wild at all . . . it’s been downright dull. Pete’s like a jaded Clark Gable who’s hungry for adventure—and he’s about to get his fill.
Pete has fallen into a rut, flying the same route—New York to D.C.—with the same passengers, day after day after day. He might as well be driving a bus . . . until “her highness” climbs aboard. Apparently a princess, she’s the Carole Lombard to Pete’s Clark Gable, and for one flight, she’s bought up every ticket on the plane.
Once Pete gets her into the air, the action heats up fast. He learns that the lady is at the center of some international intrigue that could turn the tide of war . . . and now a mysterious plane is on their tail, bent on shooting them out of the sky. But that’s the least of Pete’s concerns. There’s more to this princess than meets the eye, and falling in love with her could turn out to be the greatest flight risk of all.

The Battling Pilot (Aviation Adventure)
By L. Ron Hubbard
ISBN #978-1592123056
Price $9.95
128 Pages

“Hubbard Is A Master Story Teller.”

Pete England flies for the ACA fleet on the Washington to New York run, and complains it’s the same thing every day, and he knows every farm house and bush along the way. And then, one day that all changes. First, he’s assigned a new copilot, Tom Duffy, and then his regular passengers are left standing while a beautiful young princess and her companion, the elderly Louise are escorted on the plane. They will be his only passengers on this run. Things start going from bad to worse when another plane forces them down, and Princess Maritza and Louise are taken prisoner, along with Pete and Duffy.

This was another great action story by the author, this time even with an air fight over US soil. A storyteller of many genres, the author is a master of action and great characters. The story was originally published in March 1937 issue of FIVE-NOVELS magazine. Highly recommended for aviation fans, and lovers of great story telling adventure.

Tom Johnson


No comments:

Post a Comment