Books by Michael Donnelly

FALCON'S CRY by Michael Donnelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"An honest, deeply felt look at the human cost of war. (photos, not seen)"
A moving memoir of the author's experiences as an air force pilot throughout the 1980s and the Persian Gulf War, that also confronts his seeming postwar diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and his subsequent realization that he did not have ALS, but rather, "Gulf War syndrome.— While lacking the polish of an experienced writer, Donnelly makes up for this with an impressive degree of candor—discussing his reluctance, for example, to see a doctor although he fears that his flying skills have been impaired—and manages to convey his feelings of loyalty to the armed services, even in the wake of his discovery that those very same forces had experimented on him with medicines not yet approved by the FDA. Read full book review >