A product of small town New Zealand, Geoffrey went to sea at sixteen. After ten years wandering a wider world on NZ and Norwegian cargo ships he returned to NZ for deck officers examinations, but faster travel appealed and he gained a Commercial Pilot’s licence in 1967.
Over thirty years he's flown bi-planes to wide body jetliners. He’s lived and worked in places diverse as Port Moresby, Port of Spain, Jeddah and Johannesburg during his travels. After 40 expatriate years he returned home in 1997 to farm deer. He now lives on a lifestyle property where he indulges urges to write and talk to animals.
William Gunn is a British airliner captain until an accident wrecks his career. Shunned by contemporaries he seeks redemption in the skies of Africa with a company in the Republic of Mongoma. Post-independence turmoil provides opportunity and risk, he undertakes a dangerous flight in a cargo jet with his Australian co-pilot and flight engineer - a flight that takes them all beyond 'Critical Point'
The West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand is a land of dense bush, rushing rivers, and a coastline of spectacular beauty in the shadow of the Southern Alps. It is wild wet country, a pioneering land that breed’s resilient people.