Angle of Attack – An adventure in Aviation, Love, and Crime
A botched diamond theft and a woman's murderous lust for power, a stolen P51 Mustang from World War II...
Angle of Attack by Lee Baldwin almost reads as an innocent romance, until you get it that one of those power-hungry dames is trying to kill off the easy-going glider flight instructor, whose worst flaw is trusting everybody. Well, almost his worst flaw.
Not that he shouldn’t know better… his ‘associates’ have been trying to trap him for years, and now they’ve upped the ante so much that several players are trying to kill him.
Why? Maybe because an old girlfriend lied to him, and an old bad-boy partner made sure he got falsely accused and sent up the river.
Maybe it’s because his paranoid, ex-Navy jet mechanic brother stole an antique WWII fighter plane. Somebody has to fly it out of the country. Can anyone guess who? Ah, but that person has no power flight experience, he only flies gliders. This is fighter pilot fiction from the viewpoint of an innocent convict.
I am innocent. The blogs refer to me as Cicero Clay, glider flight instructor and paroled convict. But I didn't do it. I can prove it. And no, you don't want to call me by my first name. I am Clay.
...so begins Lee Baldwin's Angle of Attack. In the words of one Amazon reviewer, "Lee Baldwin has captured the pace of James Lee Burke and the descriptive ability of John Steinbeck."
"...a rattling good ride...really good and totally believable..." -- Soaring NZ Magazine
Set in the worlds of high-performance soaring, aerial combat, WWII fighter aircraft, the world's most expensive diamonds and lovely, quirky women, Baldwin's aviation-themed mystery novel is "a wonderful read" that "pushes all the right mystery buttons," according to other reviewers.
Like I said, some of these women are crazy. Which one is it who drugs Clay, then slides into his bed late at night? And who stole his parole agent's diamond necklace? (And what is a parole agent doing with diamond jewelry, anyway?)
Baldwin interleaves plot threads with a masterful touch. Rooted in everyday realities, his tale keeps raising the stakes until the reader is flying through night skies in a stolen warbird, trying to avoid disaster while heading for a place in history.
About Lee Baldwin (Ashland, Oregon Author)
Lee Baldwin writes speculative fiction and adventure fiction in Ashland, Oregon. He’s got four indie novels out at the popular online publishers: Aliens Got My Sally, Next History, Halcyon Dreamworlds, and an amateur sleuth mystery, Angle of Attack. He’s also written a collection of Western noir shorts, The Adventures of Lance Sidesaddle.
Baldwin is a glider pilot and amateur race car driver. From these sports, as well as cycling, windsurfing and rollerblading, Baldwin derives the kinetic action scenes that make his stories fly.
Baldwin is a visual artist and jazz keyboard player. His tech career includes user experience design from Netscape in 1995 to Cisco in 2011. In this work he provided user interface and UX development for websites, web tools, and desktop software.
In his artwork since the 1970s, Baldwin conceived his three-dimensional approach to art glass design, invented the painting style known as Hard-Edge Impressionism, and coined the term Repainted Photograph, to describe his digital treatments of California landscapes.