A KILLING FOR THE HAWKS

BY FREDERICK E. SMITH

Spring 1917, the Western Front...

When Norman McConnell, a young and eager American joins 55a Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps in Flanders, he is immediately captivated by the charm of his commanding officer, John Seymour — the handsome, aristocratic and brilliant flyer whose ever-increasing bag of enemy aircraft is fast making him the toast of the RFC.

Then McConnell falls in love with Helen, Seymour’s wife, and finds another, darker side to his hero’s character — a man who glories in killing and who wants women to scream out in pain as he makes love to them...

Now, as McConnell manoeuvres his SE5 Scout against the murderous Albatroses of Richthofen’s circus, he finds himself involved in another, more deadly game of cat and mouse...

A Killing for the Hawks won the Mark Twain Literary Award.