Band of Brothers Author:Ernest K Gann There is probably no one writing today (1973) who can surpass Ernest K Gann in evoking the excitement and mysterious exhilaration of flying. Mr Gann has wings, and you will too! -The New York Times — Band of Brothers brilliantly captures that excitement and exhilaration as it tells a story of supreme adventure and of that chilvarous camaraderie... more » among men that can exist only in the face of danger. When Alexander Malloy, who has become a legend in flying, is blamed for the disaserous crash of the plane he is piloting from Manila to Taiper, the reaction of the aviation world is shock and embarrassment. Only one man, Lewis Horn, a romanticist of total conviction, believes in Malloy's innocence. He resolves, regardless of the dangers involved, to rescue his friend from a Chinese prison and almost certain death. The situation is further complicated by his attraction to his friend's beautiful Chine4se wife.
Horn is certain that the Chinese government is using Malloy as a scapegoat to cover up for whoever was really responsible for the accident. With the help of four colleagues, he sets out to prove his theory.
Once the challenge is clear, the suspense machinery takles off at full throttle and holds the reader until the very last climactic air scene.« less