Blades: The Autobiography of a Rescue-Helicopter Pilot
By J. William Turner


Meet the Author

J. William Turner
was born in England and migrated to Australia as a child in the mid-1960s. Blades is his third published novel.

Flying to the Rescue

This amazing novel takes wing and soars. Blades is the four-part adventure of a 12-year-old boy whose life undergoes a severe trauma. How he survives and grows over the next five years forms the basis of this coming-of-age story.

We meet 12-year-old Julian Moreland and his widowed father, Craig, a military helicopter pilot, in Darwin, Australia, as his father retires from the army. Accepting a new job as a civilian pilot in Melbourne turns to tragedy when Craig is killed. Julian finds himself alone and homeless. By a quirk of fate, he saves the life of a baby girl and is taken in by her wealthy family.

Then at age 17, and now a helicopter pilot like his father, Julian saves the lives of three children, including two American boys lost in the mountains of southeastern Australia. He also meets and falls in love with the missing boys’ sister.

Julian travels to Los Angeles, California, at the invitation of the parents of the boys he rescued. When wildfires threaten the area, he is recruited to fly helicopter missions and saves even more lives.

As the past traumas of Julian’s life begin to catch up with him, he takes a wrong turn. But he finally starts the long road back to leading the life he wants to live. This exciting adventure will fly off with your heart.


Hard Cover - 6x9 - 396 pages - $30.99

ISBN: 978-1-60860-795-2
ISBN / SKU: 1-60860-795-X


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