Flying's Easy by Thomas Harrington
Approx. 139,290 words.
Published on December 16, 2011.
In the turmoil of Southeast Asia, aviator John Hale discovers that facing an armed enemy is easier than making choices about morality, money, friendship, and love. In the air, he foolishly feels invincible. Life on the ground turns out to be less simple, because he must evade foes and deceive friends. Flying is easy, whereas lying is even easier...and that’s what makes his life difficult.