Bru Stachel is a body, a newly recruited junior officer in a First World War German combat squadron. But he is determined t to remain a body for long. He has his sights on the Blue Max - the most coveted of all German decorations - and he will do anything to get it. From the very moment he shoots down his first plane, everything he does is aimed in that direction: bedding his commander's wife, courting publicity at every turn, even arranging the deaths of his competitors...Jack D. Hunter's vel is a brilliant study of a pilot tortured by his naked ambition. A classic of war literature, it was also made into a Hollywood movie, starring George Peppard, James Mason and Ursula Andress.
Jack D Hunter worked during the Second World War as a counter-intelligence officer for the American military. He is author of sixteen novels, including the bestselling THE BLUE MAX. He lives in Florida.