Angle of Attack by Lee Baldwin reads as an innocent romance, until you check out some of these power-hungry dames. Like Montana. She’s trying to kill off the easy-going flight instructor whose worst flaw is trusting everybody.
Well, almost his worst flaw.
Not that he shouldn’t know better… his ‘associates’ have been trying to trap him for years, and now they’ve upped the ante bigtime and several factions are trying to rub him out.
Why? Oh, maybe because an old girlfriend lied to him, and an old bad-boy partner made sure he got falsely accused and sent to State pen for three years.
Maybe it’s because his paranoid, ex-Navy jet mechanic brother stole an antique WWII fighter plane worth $$ millions. Somebody has to fly it out of the state, right? Who might that be? Ah, but that person has no power flight experience, he only flies gliders. This is fighter pilot fiction from the viewpoint of an innocent convict - - -
"I am innocent. The blogs refer to me as Cicero Clay, glider flight instructor and paroled convict. But I didn't do it. I can prove it. And no, you don't want to call me by my first name.
I am Clay."
...so begins Lee Baldwin's Angle of Attack. In the words of one Amazon reviewer, "Lee Baldwin has captured the pace of James Lee Burke and the descriptive ability of John Steinbeck."
Aviation novels, flying adventures and breathtaking romance, it's all here in one fast-moving package featuring the P-51 Mustang fighter, escort to the B17 squadrons that took down the Third Reich to win World War II.
Soaring NZ Magazine's review stated it's "...a rattling good ride...really good and totally believable..."
Set in the worlds of high-performance soaring, aerial combat, WWII fighter aircraft, the world's most expensive diamonds and lovely, quirky women, Baldwin's aviation-themed mystery novel is "a wonderful read" that "pushes all the right mystery buttons," according to other reviewers.
Like I said, some of these women are crazy. Which one is it who drugs Clay, then slides into his bed late at night? And who stole his parole agent's diamond necklace? (And what is a parole agent doing with diamond jewelry, anyway?)
Baldwin interleaves plot threads with a masterful touch. Rooted in everyday realties, his tale keeps raising the stakes until the reader is flying through night skies in a stolen warbird, trying to avoid disaster while heading for a place in history.