Review of Deliveries by Paul Smyth


Nothing makes Paul Jackson feel more alive than soaring through the sky with silver wings slicing through an impossibly beautiful landscape. Operating an air charter company with only one airplane is challenging, but Paul’s passion for flight overshadows the daily rigors of bush flying. Despite slim profit margins, Paul and his longtime friend Dave McMurray rarely pass up the opportunity to journey aloft, risking everything to satisfy a fledgling clientele.

On a spur-of-the-moment request, Paul hastily agrees to deliver an important cargo to a rustic hideaway nestled along a picturesque mountain lake. As lodge owner Jack Ward awaits his delivery, poor weather not only threatens his plans to promote his resort, but he also discovers that some things in his methodical life are beyond his control.

Paul’s compulsive need to keep his plane airborne and provide for his family supersedes his moral compass. As the wheels lift from the patchy asphalt runway, Paul starts to consider the ramifications of his decisions, including the potential end of a career he loves and the inevitable reality of hurting those he cares about most.

When multiple challenges arise in a short window of time, Paul and Dave must work together to preserve their livelihood and possibly their lives. In the process, Paul is forced to realign his priorities, wrestle with life’s unpredictability, and come to terms with the idea that a flight today is no guarantee of wings in the air tomorrow.

Book Description:

Publication Date16 October 2020
AuthorPaul Smyth
PublisherTellwell Talent
Pages588 pages
Publication FormatPaper Back, Kindle, Hard Cover

Bio of the Author:

Paul Smyth has always loved airplanes. Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, he flew with his dad, a private pilot, whenever possible. During his 35 years as a commercial/news videographer in Alberta, Paul eagerly took any chance to take flight as media-related adventures presented themselves. As an avid flight simulator enthusiast with thousands of virtual hours in his logbook, Paul elevated his love of aviation to a new level by writing himself and those he holds dear into a rousing, top-flight story.

A proud husband, father, and grandfather, Paul wholeheartedly enjoys life with family and friends, creating lasting memories through jovial conversation, photography, and video. Now, following a delightful journey of sleep-deprived self-discovery and good old-fashioned imagination, Paul presents his first ever work of page-turning, in-the-clouds fiction!


“Deliveries” by Paul Smyth is a thrilling adventure that captures the essence of aviation and the passion that drives those who take to the skies. With a narrative that intertwines the beauty of flight with the challenges of running an air charter business, Smyth brings to life a story that is as exhilarating as it is heartfelt. Paul Jackson’s journey is one of risk, camaraderie, and self-discovery, making “Deliveries” a compelling read for aviation enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys a gripping tale of adventure and personal growth.

Through his vivid storytelling, Smyth not only shares his love for flying but also explores the deeper themes of responsibility, moral dilemmas, and the unpredictable nature of life. “Deliveries” is a testament to the power of dreams and the relentless pursuit of passion, promising readers a high-flying literary experience.

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