Anthony Longstreet, born in San Nicolas, Aruba, enjoys an idyllic childhood. He treasures his toy airplanes and dreams of being a pilot. One night in February 1942 changes everything. After a torpedo from a German U-boat hits the oil tanker Pedernales off the coast of Aruba, his family returns to the United States, where he grows up to fulfill his dream of flying. Anthony becomes a personal pilot for table figures in the 1960s, giving him a unique perspective of events during the early days of the Civil Rights movement and the U.S. space agency. The following years bring even more memorable experiences, from a love relationship developed on a remote airstrip to his capture and kidnapping in South America. Written with respect for historical accuracy, The Aruba Arrangement involves love, travel, and violence as Anthony Longstreet grows in ways he never could have imagined.