If you liked Valley in the Sky you'll like this. It has the same quality of sustained suspense in the single-minded,...

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If you liked Valley in the Sky you'll like this. It has the same quality of sustained suspense in the single-minded, sacrificial pursuit of a pioneer profession-flying- with all its fascination and madness. This is a gripping, sometimes harrowing, novel of those early, expensive days of aviation panoramaed through the lives of the four MacDonald brothers, stunt flying team headed by the eldest, surly Roland. Against his judgment the brothers switch from barnstorming to taking on an airmail route. They know it's a long chance and see it confirmed when the youngest brother is killed on his first night flight. Colin in his marriage is always in conflict between his two loves,- flying and his wife, Lucille. Roland, deliberately taking off in a blizzard, does some experimental flying by instruments and gets the evidence he needs. Tad. the third, breaks his back in a crash and is permanently crippled. And Colin, taking of giving up flying because of their coming child, is persuaded out of it by Lucille- and pays the final price. Thrilling story of young aviation, given full play.

Pub Date: Sept. 12, 1946

ISBN: N/A

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Publisher: Holt

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1946