It is 1970, and Jon Zachery is a young United States Navy pilot who wants nothing more than to gain combat experience during the Vietnam War. Unfortunately, his patriotic sacrifice is of no value to the navy or the nation. His squadron has been slated to decommission with most of its pilots destined for dead-end jobs. As the pro-war lieutenant awaits his orders and drowns his sorrows in whiskey, his wife, Teresa, prays and hopes for a better tomorrow.
Navy Lieutenant Amos Kane is a natural stick-and-throttle jockey who is known as Cool Hand Duke in the air and a prankster on the ground. As his dreams of being an attack pilot in ’Nam are taken away, he begins dating Charlotte Wilkins, who convinces him to adopt an antiwar philosophy. When orders cause Zachery and Kane’s paths to converge in a bunkroom aboard an aircraft carrier in the Tonkin Gulf, it quickly becomes evident that the two lieutenants have vastly different viewpoints. As tragedy strikes and antagonism escalates, everyone discovers just how quickly life can change.
In this military thriller, the paths of two navy pilots come together in a JO bunkroom during the Vietnam War where their perspectives clash, instigating life-changing consequences.
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Meet the Author:
J. J. Zerr is a United States Navy and Vietnam veteran who holds bachelor and master’s degrees in engineering. He has published poetry, short stories, and other novels. J. J. and his wife reside in the St. Louis, Missouri, area.
Visit the author’s website at www.authorjjzerr.com.
Title: Fighter Pilot’s Daughter: Growing Up in the Sixties and the
Cold War Author: Mary Lawlor Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield Pages: 336 Genre: Memoir Format: Hardcover/Kindle
FIGHTER PILOT’S DAUGHTER: GROWING UP IN THE SIXTIES AND THE COLD WAR tells
the story of the author as a young woman coming of age in an Irish Catholic, military
family during the Cold War. Her father, an aviator in the Marines and
later the Army, was transferred more than a dozen times to posts from Miami
to California and Germany
as the government’s Cold War policies demanded. For the pilot’s wife and daughters,
each move meant a complete upheaval of ordinary life. The car was sold,
bank accounts closed, and of course one school after another was left
behind. Friends and later boyfriends lined up in memory as a series of
temporary attachments. The book describes the dramas of this traveling
household during the middle years of the Cold War. In the process,
FIGHTER PILOT’S DAUGHTER shows how the larger turmoil of American foreign
policy and the effects of Cold War politics permeated the domestic universe.
The climactic moment of the story takes place in the spring of 1968, when the
author’s father was stationed in Vietnam
and she was attending college in Paris.
Having left the family’s quarters in Heidelberg, Germany the previous
fall, she was still an ingénue; but her strict upbringing had not gone deep
enough to keep her anchored to her parents’ world. When the May riots
broke out in the Latin quarter, she attached myself to
the student leftists and American draft resisters who were throwing cobblestones
at the French police. Getting word of her activities via a Red Cross telegram
delivered on the airfield in Da Nang, Vietnam,
her father came to Paris to find
her. The book narrates their dramatically contentious meeting and return to the
American military community of Heidelberg.
The book concludes many years later, as the Cold War came to a close.
After decades of tension that made communication all but impossible, the author
and her father reunited. As the chill subsided in the world at large, so
it did in the relationship between the pilot and his daughter. When he died a
few years later, the hard edge between them, like the Cold War stand-off, had
become a distant memory.
“If you’ve never read Margaret Way before, you’re in for a treat.” —New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer
An epic tale of modern day Australia, where greed, desire, tragedy, and ambition collide . . .
Alexandra Ross has always known Lavender Hill will be hers one day. The
grand old house, with its waving jacaranda fronds circling around it
like a canopy against the white-hot Australian sun. The acres of
orchards, trees heavy with sweet-smelling mangoes and prickly pink
lychee. The rushing emerald creek that claimed her brother’s life; the
genteel boudoir where her mother died of grief, gin, and stroke. Even
the quad bike her bullheaded father uses to tear around the plantation
like a teenager, as his covetous young wife plays tea party with Alex’s
mother’s favorite china.
Someday Alex will undo her father’s blunders and be the good neighbor
her childhood friend Rafe Rutherford deserves. The yearning she feels
for Rafe can never overcome the heartbreak they’ve lived through
together, but at least she will have his companionship.
Until her father is killed and the plantation is divided. If she wants
to keep the land she loves Alex must break free of guilt and hesitation.
And once she begins to fight for what her heart desires, there’s no
telling where she’ll stop . . .
Every Broken Wish Author: K.S. David Publisher: Createspace Pages: 173 Genre: Romantic Suspense
Litha Adams cleared her schedule, deciding
to spend the day at home. She needed a break from her chaotic life. She picked
a perfect sunny day to relax and just hang out in the garden. Nothing prepared
her for the sudden appearance of Ethan Garner. She had walked away from him and
spent every day since, building a life on her terms. By day's end, she had
another problem. Strangers were in her home. Litha found herself locked away
with Ethan as interlopers hunted for treasure. Then came the realization that
she was their target. They were hunting for her.
The Winemaker Detective: An Omnibus Author: Jean-Pierre Alaux & Noel Balen Publisher: LeFrench Book Pages: 309 Genre: Mystery/French Cozy/Culinary Mystery
in French countryside, gourmet attitude, and light-hearted mystery.
Two amateur sleuths
gumshoe around French wine country, where money, deceit, jealousy, inheritance
and greed are all the ingredients needed for crime. Master winemaker Benjamin
Cooker and his sidekick Virgile Lanssien solve mysteries in vineyards with a
dose of Epicurean enjoyment of fine food and beverage. Each story is a homage
to wine and winemakers, as well as a mystery.
in Bordeaux, barrels at the prestigious grand cru Moniales Haut-Brion wine
estate in Bordeaux have been contaminated. Is it negligence or
In Grand Cru
Heist, Benjamin Cooker’s world gets turned upside down one night in Paris. He retreats to the region around Tours to recover. He and his
assistant Virgile turn PI to solve two murders and very particular heist.
in Burgundy, a dream wine tasting trip to Burgundy that turns into a
troubling nightmare when Cooker and his assistant stumble upon a mystery
revolving around messages from another era.
This made-for-TV series is "difficult
to forget and oddly addictive" (ForeWord Reviews).