The High Arctic. Mid-Winter.
Jack Standish, former fighter pilot and now just a freelance bush pilot on the ragged edges of aviation, flies a strange team of scientists to a remote island near Greenland.
Discovering that an old pilot friend is a hostage, under threat of death to fly an obsolete but still lethal supersonic fighter, Standish rescues Phillip and tries to escape across the Arctic Ocean in a wild flight for freedom.
It all goes wrong. The two end up at the center of an elaborate plot to destabilize both the United States and Russia at the risk of thermonuclear war.
Ripping at supersonic speeds over the High Arctic, Jack and Phillip fight to outwit the ruthless woman at the heart of the threat.
Starting with the Great Famine of Ethiopia I have traveled from War Zone to Disaster Area and back as a journalist and then as a consultant specializing in communications with local peoples, journalists, relief organizations, and governments.
About the only war I seem to have missed since the late eighties has been the hell that was Rwanda and I am heartily glad of it.
I also have a strong background in North American and Arctic Circumpolar Aboriginal issues.
Before becoming a journalist, and now consultant, I was a pilot working mainly in Canada’s Arctic regions and I keep up aviation as a hobby.
I am a British and Canadian citizen living at the moment in Calgary Alberta where I provide strategic communications advice involving Aboriginal and Government issues to energy corporations.
I have raised and worked Border Collies all my life but my current one, Tess, is easily the best sheep dog I have ever had, which is saying something considering the quality of the other dogs.