Twilight of Fury
Well researched and with riveting action sequences, Twilight of Fury provides a galloping story of finding honor, sacrifice and love during the harrowing days of the firefights in the skies of World War II. The love story is between Tom MacMillan, an impoverished mid-western farm boy turned medical student turned fighter pilot, and Molly Masterson, a weary, starchy British nurse with a particular distaste for “overpaid, oversexed and over here” American men. Their fractious first meeting is predictable and plays toward the stereotype as they paste each other with long winded lectures. But their shared troubles mature and deepen them both. Mr. Matlock’s writing style may be rough in spots, but the storytelling is a riveting page-turner. The novel’s welcome visual aids and historical notes are top notch.