For the sake of Ol Blue Eyes, a pilot searches California for the woman they both loveWhen World War II ended, fighter ace Joe Buomo didn t make it back for the parades. After nearly a decade adrift in troubled seas, he washed up in California, determined to re-claim his life. In 1954, he met Helen, one of the fresh-faced girls eager to break into Hollywood. They fell blissfully in love and got engaged until Joe s post-war past intervened, and he lost his fiancee.Years later, Joe s running an air freight business and doing the occasional odd job for a certain crooner named Frank Sinatra. One afteron, Joe agrees to give Sinatra s latest honey a lift to Los Angeles, where she has a screen test the next morning. Not until she arrives at the airport does he realize it s Helen. After just a few hours together, Joe and Helen confess their old feelings still burn. But the next day, Helen never makes it to the studio. She s vanished into thin air. To find her, Joe will have to go up against the mob, the FBI, and the forces behind presidential candidate John F. Kennedy. The only catch is, who is he rescuing her for Sinatra? Or himself?
John Sandrolini (b. 1965), a native Chicagoan, is a captain for a major US airline, with more than 14,000 hours of domestic and international flying in his logbook. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and a veteran of eight years in the Air National Guard. Living aboard his sloop, La Sirena, in Southern California, he encounters new characters at every port of call. One for Our Baby (2013) is his first novel.