Flyer: A Novel
FLYER is a story about beating the odds... Jack Neely wants to learn to fly and runs away from an abusive home bound for the Curtiss Flying School. Ace birdman Wiley McCullough takes him under his wing. Jack learns to fly as he learns to love Curtiss’ spunky daughter, Jenny. But fate and friendship intervene, luring him across the Atlantic and into the tracer-filled skies of World War I. More
FLYER is a story about beating the odds...
Thirteen-year old Jack Neely wants nothing more than to learn to fly like the Wright Brothers, but his drunkard father, Big Jim, considers it a dangerous waste of time.
After sneaking away to the aviation show at the fairgrounds and the beating he receives as punishment, a determined Jack stows away on a rail car bound for the Curtiss Flying School in New York, where he is taken under the wing of ace birdman Wiley McCullough. There, as he learns to fly he learns to love Curtiss’ spunky daughter, Jenny. But fate and friendship intervene, luring him across the Atlantic and into the tracer-filled skies of World War I.
Will Jenny wait for Jack to come back to her as he promised? And as war tests his courage, will he grow to become what Big Jim told him he would never be─ “a man worth his salt.”
“Flyer is a remarkable story that will draw you in and keep you turning the pages well into the night.” - Amanda Ashley, Author of New York Times Best-Seller, Bound By Night
“Flyer is a page-turning tale full of high adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and gripping emotion. A must read!” - Carol J. Amato, Author of The Phantom Hunter Series
“The gripping narrative and storyline, realistic dialog and the attention to historical detail make Judith McAllister’s Flyer a must- read, can’t-put-it-down-novel. This writer will be around for a long time.” - Mart Shaughnessy, Author of Palomino Days