- Paperback: 456 pages
- Publisher: 1st Book Library (20 July 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1587213729
- ISBN-13: 978-1587213724
- Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 12.9 x 3 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,683,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
This debut novel, played out in Norfolk, Virginia, and Asheville, NC, could have been written about practically any two young American boys chomping at the bit to get into World War II, but these two - Marty Eden and Lamont (Shadow) Cranston - are as unique to the South of 1943 as could be found. Unique, and yet as common and ordinary as red clay.
This is one great adventure story that keeps you on the edge of your pages. Lost and stowing away aboard an aircraft carrier; hitching a ride home in a Navy fighter/bomber; engaging and sinking a German sub; landing a battered and pilotless plane; being entertained by the President of the United States - and then foiling a German plot to assassinate the chief executive! Fiction? Fantasy? Lord, I don't know! But wonderfully exciting!
Robert A. Mills is a first class, master writer of suspense, drama, comedy and historical happenstance that rings with the clarity of truth, but leaves you with a tug at the base of your brain that says, "Wow! How could it be? I want to believe it, but . . ."
THE BETTER ANGELS is going to make one doosie of a movie.