Flying Blind Novel
Dan’s marriage is in jeopardy because of his aluminum mistress, a 30-year-old single-engine airplane, he can’t afford.
On a teaching assignment in Washington, DC, he meets Maria, a sexy Latina. At first his flirtation seems harmless enough as does the request by a Jamaican taxi driver for a short flight to New Jersey. The trip turns into a drug run gone sour.
Dan is left holding the bag. The Cartel wants its drugs and money. Dan and Maria barely escape with their lives and fly to a rural hideout. It is there, at a stoplight in a borrowed vehicle, Dan must make a decision. Return to his old life or create a new one with Maria.
About the Author:
Howard Hammerman grew up on a farm not far from New York City. His love of flying started, when, as a youngster, his father bought him a 15-minute ride on a bi-plane. Many years later he became a private pilot and bought his beloved 1966 Cessna Cardinal. His fascination with people and the choices led him to an advanced degree in Sociology. He taught at Cornell University then became an analyst with the US government hoping to make a difference in the world.
He became a free-lance statistical consultant since 1989. Howard, his artist-wife Helen and their dog traveled the country for several years in their RV before settling in Sarasota, Florida where they enjoy the support for creative arts of all types.
Flying Blind is his first novel. It has been adapted as a screen play by Mario DeAngelis.