The Flight of Jimmy Eagleson

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The Flight of Jimmy Eagleson manages the rare literary feat of telling a compelling story while bringing to life not just one character but several. The story is captivating, and Jimmy, his colorful friends, and his nemesis come unforgettably alive. Even the novel's locales, especially New York City and the Lake Champlain region, breathe.”

David Connelly
Leader of a Pulitzer-Prize Winning Team

The Flight of Jimmy Eagleson soars into the literary canon on a breath of fresh air, with writing that's genuine and masterful, characters who are unabashedly honest and often delightfully warty, defying standard genre tropes as it tells a unique story that will appeal to readers of both genders who appreciate a great, gripping read.”

Elizabeth Haydon
Author of The Symphony of Ages Series

“With lucid prose and vivid description, The Flight of Jimmy Eagleson is a skillfully crafted story you will want to read more than once.”

Glenn Dalton
Song Writer, “Taxi Dancer” “Between the Lies”
The Flight of Jimmy Eagleson Book

Jimmy Eagleson is a high-power, high-living lawyer with more money than he can spend, but life isn't good. His grinding disquiet from empty, stone-cold memories of his father is intensified by the bitterness of divorce and his cynicism toward the American business world he thrives in. Then, a trove of secret letters from World War II turns up.

Jimmy's flight takes him to a brawl in the Adirondacks' backwoods, sailing in the Gulf of Mexico with a much younger woman, a showdown with his unscrupulous New York City adversary, back in time to Second World War Europe, and finally to a multifaceted and thought-provoking end.

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Reading resolutions for a new year: CNY books and authors
—Casey Rose Frank, The Post-Standard

'Eagleson' takes flight: Auburn man releases first in new series of novels
—Greg Mason, The Citizen

“This book has best seller and movie written all over it.”
—JR Novels and Best Seller Books

Jeff Delbel

Jeff Delbel

Jeff Delbel first studied writing at the University of Miami, Fla. and continued at the Syracuse University S. I. Newhouse School where he earned a PhD. He has written and produced scores of scripts and received national recognition from PBS. Jeff is now Professor Emeritus of Communications and Philosophy from a Central New York college and lives in the Finger Lakes region writing fiction.

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