Hamfist Over The Trail
Author: G E Nolly
Publisher: Nolly Productions, Inc. (2012)
Binding: Paperback, 266 pages
A work of historical fiction, Hamfist Over the Trail transports the reader to the skies above Vietnam in 1968. Hamilton “Hamfist” Hancock joins a squadron of forward air controllers directing fighter jets over the Ho Chi Minh Trail. He learns how to fly combat missions in the O-2A, one of the smallest and slowest planes in the Air Force inventory. He also learns how to mourn those close to him who fall victim to the enemy gunners below.
The author’s experience as a pilot shines through every page. The action and dialogue make you feel like you’re part of the crew on each mission. The language is authentic, which is to say occasionally there are expletives. If you like a good action-packed adventure tale, this one is for you.
Reviewed by: Edward Cox (2013)