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Redtail Heart: The Life and Love of a Tuskegee Airmanby Kenneth W. Williams
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Beleaguered divorce attorney Christopher Irvin was far more astute at putting marriages asunder than creating one of his own. So when the specter of death shattered the quiet complacency of his well-ordered world, he began to re-evaluate his life from the ground up.
Chris' search for meaning leads him directly to his expatriate uncle, Roy Lankster, a decorated member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen. Nearly 50 years earlier, Roy's P 51 Mustang fighter plane crashed in France in the lead up to WWII's D-Day invasion. Broken, battered and barely alive, he's rescued by Marie Renoir, a member of the French Resistance. Their courage in the face of the ever present danger of capture is only overshadowed by a love between them so powerful that it rivals the first and greatest love in human history. The raging war, synthetic insanity, and the unassigned immoral forces of the universe conspire to tear them apart.
Chris, through Roy's writings, relives his uncle's relentless struggle to reunite with his love for the ages and embarks upon on a personal journey of love and redemption.
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