'Caledonian Skies' Offers Insight into Interwar Period
MONTEREY, Calif., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ While thousands of novels focus on the drama of the two World Wars, the Interwar period is often ignored. Additionally, readers are hard pressed to find any books that examine possible prevention of Nazi aggression.
Thankfully, this Interwar period is the focus of 'Caledonian Skies,' a gripping new novel from Hugh Wilson. This unique fusion of fact and fiction examines what may have happened if the Allies had made earlier efforts to oppose the Nazis.
February of 1939; International tensions are at an all-time high, and there is little trust in Germany's new leader as Ian Mackay, a decorated Royal Flying Corps ace of the Great War, settles atop the mountain, Ben Lomond, to watch the sunrise. Shortly, Ian observes what he believes is an experimental German reconnaissance airplane spying on Scotland. But there are no other witnesses, and the rudimentary radar of the day is unreliable.
Ian is driven to report what he has seen. Military intelligence officials are skeptical but agree to send Ian on an intelligence mission to investigate the German aircraft. Ian, alone at forty-two after losing his one and only love years ago, embarks on a perilous journey. With a cyanide capsule safely tucked away in his pocket, Ian only hopes he will never have to use it.
In this spirited tale of love and war that spans twenty-five years of modern European history and four generations of Scots, a seasoned pilot enters Nazi Germany on a wing and a prayer as the world erupts into chaos.
Reviews have been overwhelmingly positive.
"I am pleased to say that I was uplifted! Hugh Wilson had me soaring, even looping-the-loop, in Caledonian Skies! Well done!" says Scottish blogger Neil Cullan McKinlay.
Reader Janice Hall added, "There have been countless stories told of WWII. Hugh Wilson writes a story that hasn't been previously written. His story is compelling. I couldn't put it down. A must read!"
"This was an exciting read. Fast-paced, surprising twists and well-drawn characters keep you on edge" offered artist Gary Hovland.
'Caledonian Skies,' published by Archway, is available now: http://amzn.to/1f0rpMX.
About the Author: Dr. Hugh Wilson is an American-born son of Scottish immigrants. He earned his undergraduate degree with highest honors in cell biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and later earned his medical degree. For more than 20 years, Dr. Wilson has practiced surgical pathology in Monterey County, California.
Dr. Wilson first began writing in his early thirties shortly after completing all his medical training.
Contact: Hugh Wilson / 831 917-4597 / Email
SOURCE Dr. Hugh Wilson