Story of one of the American commercial fliers who flew for China before the American army fliers took over. The scene shifts from Shanghai to the Burma Road; hospitals, air fields, dog fights in the air, bombed cities and towns and traveled roads, and through it all the love of Alan for Christine, a love broken repeatedly by his outward seeming hard-boiled attitude towards his job as a money-making proposition -- and her deep-rooted devotion to the cause of China. At the close, it takes her death -- and the birth of their baby -- to drive home to him the fact that it was his cause, too. Not a tremendously important book, but good reading and authentic in feel. Should have more than just a rental library market, and public libraries that can take the fact of their being lovers can use it.