There was never a time when the author could not remember being in love with airplanes. From the time he was the proud owner of a "Piggly Wiggly" pedal car with wings and a propeller that turned when you pumped it to his first flying lessons, and then his appointment as an Aviation Cadet.
The place to be was always "West Point of The Air" at Randolph Field, Texas. His goal was reached two years after the Second World War began and lasted for most of his life. His West Point like training began, not at Randolph, but at the University of Nevada and continued on through the University of Utah where he graduated in 1950.
Five years later he met and married Miss Savannah, Betty, his wife of 62 happy years. They are active members of the LDS Church and live in Washington, Utah. As he is fond of saying, "I never had it so good."
A year ago my friend paid me a visit in the hospital. I was lying in bed with a partially fractured pelvis, staring at the ceiling. A week before that I had fallen down our steep driveway. I began telling him many stories about how the Lord had saved my worthless butt. I told him that I would not have survived if the Lord had not been there.
To my surprise He suggested I write a book. I did.
Something is happening to Yale Wallace. He thought he was a normal teen who loved basketball, tolerated his sister, and had a crush on a cute girl in biology. But when an accident left his best friend in a coma and he walked away without a scratch, he knew things were never going to be he same.
A winding tale of historical happenstance around the Cuban Missile Crisis…more real that imagined. A unique reading experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat as the world arguably came closer to destroying itself than it had ever before in the history of mankind.
Her code name was Madeleine. She was beautiful, daring and a member of the notorious French Maquis. Before she was 18 she had eliminated more than a dozen German officers. Now as a spy for the allies she’s pared with shadowy unknowns to turn the tide of war on the German submarine wolf packs.
From out of the clouds, lieutenant Bowcutt reduced power on the twin Allison's in his P-38 Lightening fighter. Lost and out of fuel in a pacific storm, his only hope was a water landing next to an uninhabited island. But was he out of the War?
He was a real western hero, a gunfighter and friend of Butch Cassidy. This is the story of Elzy Lay a would-be geologist and mining engineer searching for gold, a factual history with a touch of urban legend.
The biggest undercover operation of the War against Germany is in the hands of a single pilot. He knew full well he would be captured and tortured for the information he had. Would he be able to risk his life to preserve a lie?
This is a historical suspense novel based in part on a true story.
16 years after the war, A lost bomber is discovered four hundred miles off course deep into the Libyan Desert. Unlocking the mystery takes you into Nazi Germany and Hitler's secret plans regarding the Jewish State. This is another page turners that pushes the edge of history with plausible answers you would have never consider.
The unexpected discovery of an old map showed the location of the long sought after Spanish gold in the Utah Mountains. The secret found in the map goes beyond gold and the adventure that follows has more truth than fiction.
Darrell Egbert weaves a mystery through a non-linear time machine that is so close to the truth that one wonders if history has left a gaping hole somewhere. With flawless character development he takes us on an adventure that doesn't arrest until the story is told.
A tour de force of the Occult Nazi’s, Hitler’s supermen, the Waffen SS and the hunt for their treasure. A fast paced novel taken from actual history few of us know anything about. It has twists and turns that keep you guessing right to the end
“...A book that warms the heart.”
“Gentle, frank, funny, with just enough detail to bring it to life. Brazzeal’s 20/20 hindsight reveals both humor and depth...”
– Kristy Ann Pike
The Shoeshine Boy is a rewarding read, and the kind of childhood memoir we’d all like to write if we could.”