About the Author
During a career spanning six decades in print and broadcast journalism, military and Congressional service, corporate public relations, and aviation art, Jack D. Hunter has authored 16 acclaimed, award-winning novels. In THE ACE, an offbeat love story, he revisits the fiery arena of World War I aerial combat portrayed in THE BLUE MAX, his best-selling classic whose movie version still enjoys worldwide popularity.
When the German-American youth John King pulls an aviator out of a plane's wreckage, he forms a friendship that will eventually find him flying in Europe during WWI. There's exciting action in the air, to be sure, but Paul Michael Garcia concentrates on the character drama, evolving the voice of John King from that of a thoughtful youth to that of a tortured soul as the war takes its toll on his mind and spirit. Garcia also makes real the corruption and sadness surrounding the wealthy and powerful people who enter King's life as he becomes a hero. Garcia draws listeners into King's tragic life and sets them up for a powerful ending. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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