The Last Flight: A Novel

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Set against the harsh beauty of Alaska, a veteran helicopter pilot is torn between ending his own embattled life and rescuing survivors from a mountain plane crash.

THE LAST FLIGHT is the heroic story of Gil Connor, an Army helicopter pilot as he struggles with the finality of a terminal illness. Haunted by the horrors of war and a turbulent past, Connor is torn between ending his embattled life and saving the survivors of a remote Alaska plane crash. Amid the turmoil of an approaching storm and almost certain failure, his underlying intentions are unknown, even to himself, until the very end.

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Gregory Liefer was raised in the small island community of Wrangell in Southeast Alaska. During his military career, he served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division and as a helicopter pilot/instructor pilot at various overseas and stateside locations, including two tours in Alaska. After retiring from the military he remained in Alaska for another thirteen years, working as a civilian helicopter pilot while writing and researching aviation history. He is the author of the previous non-fiction books Broken Wings and Aviation Mysteries of the North. Liefer currently resides in Idaho with his wife, Liz, where he continues his writing career. 

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An uplifting if painful insight into the human condition . . . The Last Flight is one you’ll want to lend to friends and keep on your shelf as a reminder of what a good book has to offer.” Carl Douglass, author of All in Jest and Last Phoenix

A compelling and thrilling story of remote rescue and a vivid portrayal of the courage and skill needed to pilot helicopters in extreme conditions. . . . Alaska is pictured so well, I felt the north wind making my teeth chatter while I read.” Ron Lealos, author of Pashtun and Don't Mean Nuthin'

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