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Pocket, Jul 2001, 24.95, 436 pp.
ISBN: 0671035339

    In 1942, in spite of the war, Kitty Kincaid seeks escape from the pressure of being the daughter of a renowned critically important American research scientist. She travels to North Africa, but the Nazis take her prisoner. US Army Captain J.R. Cassidy, known for his seemingly impossible but successful rescue missions is assigned the job of freeing Kitty.

    Charlotte “Charley” Morrison has been an aviator forever, but females do not fly combat missions. Instead Charley supports the war cause by flying planes to the British. She meets mechanic Red Walker who will follow her anywhere and RAF ace Skip Inskip who suffers from an anguished past that thirsts for vengeance.

    Now this quintet will meet and through support and love hy struggling to survive the most destructive war in history.

    Jill Barnett, known for her romances, flexes her writing muscle with a powerful World War II fiction novel that is reminiscent of the Winds of War. The story line provides the audience a close look at the five characters, who serve as the keys to a fast-paced insightful story line that enables readers to become more than just acquainted with each one. Less than half way through the book, the audience is so hooked they want the quintet to survive and hope that Ms. Barnett provides an epilogue that includes a happily ever after. The author's fans and readers who enjoy well written World War II dramas will relish this terrific tale.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   war bringing lovers together Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   conduct in war

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   unemployed Effect of sexing    -   confused

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   40% Focus of story    -   many multiple characters How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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