The fate of the world hung in the balance, and yet little has been told compared with the vast attention to the Vietnam era.
Westminster, SC (PRWEB) July 27, 2011
John Macrae-Hall calls the Cold War a war “fought in the shadows.” Macrae-Hall, who served in the Royal Air Force from 1951 to 1974, utilizes his first-hand experience as a Cold-War-era pilot in his new novel, 'A Deniable Asset'.
“The early days of the Cold War were very terrifying,” says Macrae-Hall. “The fate of the world hung in the balance, and yet little has been told compared with the vast attention to the Vietnam era.”
To fill this gap in literature covering the reality of the Cold War, Macrae-Hall started an action-adventure series focusing on dangerous war-time missions of the time period. “I’ve been involved in a number of campaigns and have had many interesting experiences in the course of my duties,” says Macrae-Hall. His Cold War experiences became the inspiration for his novels, the first of which is 'A Deniable Asset.'
'A Deniable Asset' follows a daring, young Royal Air Force pilot as he navigates the most dangerous years of the Cold War. John Frazier has always known it would be his destiny to become a Royal Air Force pilot, and graduates at the top of his flying class. His innate flying abilities put him on his flight instructors’ radar, and he’s chosen to fulfill a top-secret mission. Action and intrigue combine in this novel celebrating the unsung heroes of a war fought under the radar.
“These rather stoic characters fought hard and un-heralded in the shadows of the Cold War,” says Macrae-Hall. “They coped with very real stresses of life or death situations while maintaining calm to the mass of society, who were totally unaware of these covert activities.”
About the Author:
John Macrae-Hall served in the Royal Air Force from 1951 to 1974. Since retirement, he has continued to fly as a civilian pilot. He is the President and Chieftain of the Clan MacRae Society of North America, and is a Knight Commander of the Templars. Currently, Macrae-Hall is a transportation consultant and lives in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in South Carolina.