The Roaring Twenties. Life in America is changing. Emotions are running high after the Great War, leaving a suspicious cloud over poor German-Americans like Henry Schuler. Women have won the vote, yet are still subject to rules and mores that stifle nonconformity; certainly not a world into which debutante-turned-pauper Cora Haviland fits well. Men return from war with both obvious and invisible wounds, many with a newfound thirst for aviation. Charles “Gil” Gilchrist cannot bear to return to his pre-war life, instead fleeing to the nomadic and hardscrabble life of America’s newest aviators, the barnstormers.
Meet Mercury’s Daredevils, three misfit souls–along with one charming mutt–on the run, hiding in plane sight as they perform daredevil and aerobatic thrills across America’s heartland. As they push the boundaries–of trust, of friendship, of love–they escalate their stunts to new and more treacherous heights.
Soon their pasts are on their heels and they discover the truth is the most dangerous threat of all.
Coming in paperback February 16, 2016!
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“Susan Crandall has created yet another fascinating novel of historical fiction!”
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