Author Donald E. Fink releases 'Return from the Abyss'

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Sequel to 'Escape to the Sky' concludes saga of Ben Findlay.

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a delightful tribute to the lives of countless young men who fought and risked their lives to secure the freedom of their home lands

Following the successful release of his riveting war narrative, "Escape to the Sky" author Donald E. Fink resumes the journey of his dauntless pilot hero, Ben Findlay, with the release of "Return from the Abyss" (published by Xlibris). This sequel follows Ben as he embarks on epic aerial battles and an exhilarating escape from captivity in a German POW camp on his remarkable odyssey into manhood.

"Return from the Abyss" is an action-packed, historically-accurate novel tracing the experiences of a young Michigan farm boy who flies combat missions as a volunteer pilot in the Spanish Civil War, with the British Royal Air Force early in World War 2, and finally as a B-17 pilot for the U.S. Army Air Forces through the end of the war. Ben is thrust into manhood early as he is shot down twice and held briefly as a prisoner of war before escaping back to England.

Suffused with gripping action, "Return from the Abyss" is a personal look at the sacrifices made by a generation of young men when confronted with the challenges and dangers of modern warfare. "Although they faced death on a daily basis," says Fink, "they were driven by a strong sense of duty and devotion to their comrades-in-arms and accomplished great deeds of bravery at very early ages." Release of the book coincides with the 70th anniversary of the conclusion of the Second World War and the victory in Europe on the eighth of the May.

At once poignant and inspiring, "Return from the Abyss" is a delightful tribute to the lives of countless young men who fought and risked their lives to secure the freedom of their home lands.

“Return from the Abyss”
By Donald E. Fink
Hardcover | 6x9in | 382 pages | ISBN 9781503551527
Softcover | 6x9in | 382 pages | ISBN 9781503551534
E-Book | 382 pages | ISBN 9781503551541
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Donald E. Fink Jr., a native of Michigan, attended high school in Minnesota and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He learned to fly at the age of 15 and, after receiving a commission through the University's AFROTC program, served four years in the US Air Force, including three years in NATO in France. After completing his Air Force active duty commitment, he joined the McGraw-Hill Companies in New York City and started a 35-year career with "Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine." He had assignments in Aviation Week bureaus in New York; Washington, DC; Geneva, Switzerland; Paris, France; and Los Angeles. He was named Assistant Managing Editor and Managing Editor and served the last ten years as the magazine's Editor-in-Chief. Fink holds commercial and multiengine ratings in fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. His assignments with Aviation Week involved flying numerous civilian and military aircraft and helicopters for pilot reports published in the magazine, including the USAF U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Carolyn. They have three married sons and five grandchildren.

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