The years have flown away as fast as his head of hair, sadly for ex-WWI flying ace Bartholomew Bandy.
By the start of World War II he's no longer a daredevil young pilot, but a balding forty-something, relegated to training younger men for the terrible battle against the Luftwaffe. Despite resorting to a firmly fixed toupee, he is hurtfully dismissed as too old for active service. They don't want him.
But then, mysteriously, they do - and Bart is back where he belongs, in the cockpit of one of the super new Spitfires, ready to inflict plenty of damage. Some of it even on the enemy. There's a jovial encounter with royalty. And yet he can only boast one over-sexed girlfriend, and one mortal enemy among the brass hats - he must be losing his touch.
With the blackest of black comedy and seat-of-the pants escapades, Donald Jack's series about a pilot is uniquely funny and compelling.
Publisher: Prelude Books
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
"Jack does more than play it for laughs . . . The mingling of humor and horror is like a clown tap-dancing on a coffin, but Jack is skillful enough to get away with it."
* Time Magazine *
"For those to whom Bandy is a newcomer, what a treat is in store."
* Toronto Star *
"To know Bandy is to love him . . . you tend to gallop through and come hurtling out at the end panting for more."
* The Sunday Sun *
"Donald Jack has as light a touch with this fragile art as his hero has on throttle of a Sopwith Camel."
* New York Times *