When young Sharon Lacey travels from Canada to England in the spring of 1940 in search of the father she never knew, she finds herself called upon to participate in a much larger and more dangerous mission. For at eighteen, she is a gifted flier in an England desperate for pilots to fend off the impending attack from Hitler?s Luftwaffe. In the months that follow, Sharon will be tested in ways that will affect the rest of her life?should she survive.
With Blackbirds, award-winning mystery novelist Garry Ryan turns his hand towards historical fiction, vividly evoking the fear and uncertainty of wartime England, as well as the spirit of camaraderie and adventure shared by the men?and women?who stepped forward to defend it.
Praise for Blackbirds
"Blackbirds is a good entry point into this period of aviation history."
~ Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail, Aviation Book Reviews