Publisher's Description: Clay Whistle held to sanity by strength of will. She had three days only to live in this Middleworld, to taste the sweetness of chocolate, to hear the music of the morning bird, to smell the heady perfume of flowers, touch the female fertility of earth-three days to find meaning in life.
She thought often of Zactun Na, The City Of The White Stone House, of her friend, Half Coat. She thought of her sister, Thirteen Moon, and there was comfort in the knowledge that the blood of their lineage would be passed on through her child. But most often, Clay Whistle thought of the island. In her mind she fled the enclosing walls of her stone chambers at Tikal to soar free on the wings of a Red-tailed Hawk.
FLYER is a story about beating the odds... Thirteen-year old Jack Neely wants nothing more than to learn to fly like the Wright Brothers, but his drunkard father, Big Jim, considers it a dangerous waste of time. After sneaking away to the aviation show at the fairgrounds and the beating he receives as punishment, a determined Jack stows away on a rail car bound for the Curtiss Flying School in New York, where he is taken under the wing of ace birdman Wiley McCullough. There, as he learns to fly he learns to love Curtiss’ spunky daughter, Jenny. But fate and friendship intervene, luring him across the Atlantic and into the tracer-filled skies of World War I.