Riders of the Wind is an epic novel of adventure and romance set in the scene of aviation during the turbulent times of the nineteen twenties and thirties. The book follows the lives of Charles and Doretta Cross through the era of the great depression, prohibition, the airmail, and the formation of the infant airlines. It graphically portrays the danger, excitement and romance of flight in the pioneering years before World War Two and takes the reader into the cockpit with the airmail pilots of the twenties and the airline route survey pilots flying the heart of the Amazon jungles. . The reader will experience the golden age of aviation including the great air races, rumrunning, the birth of the airlines, exploration in the jungles of Brazil and much more. This novel is filled with romance, adventure, humor, sadness and mysticism, something for everyone. A “must read” for anyone interested in aviation or, for that matter, anyone who is merely interested in the history, dress and lifestyle of the pre-WWII era. This is the first novel of the epic “Riders of the Wind” series.
About the Author
Bob DeBurgh learned to fly at the age of fifteen and has over nineteen thousand hours of flight time. He has been a flight instructor, cargo pilot, mail pilot, bush pilot, mercenary fighter pilot and has served as captain for three airlines. As a professional pilot he has flown in the US, the Caribbean, Central and South America and Africa and still flies commercially on a daily basis. He has written aviation articles and stories for various publications and has written many science fiction and fantasy short stories. This is his first novel. DeBurgh holds degrees in psychology and sociology and is continuing to pursue his doctorate. He lives in the Southeast US with his wife of many years and his six dogs.