That's the word from best-selling author Tom Mcguane on the first novel of the Jack Mason Saga, The Rough English Equivalent... And Amazon reviewers say: "I bought it on the strength of Mcguane's endorsement... a HELL of a book!... an Altman movie, SCREAMING to be made!" The Saga's second novel, The Quintessence of Quick , continues to follow Jack's life and loves as he flies with the world-famous hurricane-hunting Storm Chasers. And coming up later this year, the Saga's third book, Time to Climb!
Living to the ripe old age of 100 would be a lofty ambition for anyone from mid-20th-century Bisque, (they say BIS-kew) GA. It’s a drop in the bucket for high-living, thrill-prone Jack. Inconceivable changes in both his body and his mind go on for centuries, as the saga of his incredibly long life unfolds. The pace picks up fast as he leaves the Navy to revive FlxAir, his air charter business, buying a Lear Jet, the first successful business jet to hit the market. Its predecessor, a Grumman Albatross, sits idle, along with Pete and Linda, Jack's FlxAir partners, in a fourth-millennium UFO, arranged for by his own fifth-millennium self. Let's call him “Elder Jack;” his motivation to revisit his early life is to stop his partners’ murders, planned as part of the "cleanup" of witnesses of any aspect of the JFK assassination. How long this collaboration of the two Jacks will go on remains to be seen. Now, young Jack must put Linda, Lulu and Clare Boothe Luce, on hold as he comes to grips with FlxAir and the Lear Jet.
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please drop by and LIKE the page for me. In return, I'll keep you "in the loop" as I pursue Jack's exploits across the printed page, with the publication later this year of the Saga’s third novel, the working title of which I've recently changed to Time to Climb. This notes the Lear Jet's ability to get to altitude, rivaling the jet fighters of the day. My just-updated webpage, www.stanhayes.com, has a lot more about Jack and his array of remarkable friends- and enemies. Come join me; I'm looking forward to entertaining you!
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