"The contemporary writer most admired and envied by other writers. . . . He can . . . break your heart with a sentence."
–Washington Post Book World
"Anyone under forty may not appreciate how profoundly Salter influenced my generation. [He] created the finest work ever to appear in print–ever–about men who fly and fight." –Robert F. Dorr, author of F-86 Sabre
Darkly romantic. . .beautifully composed. . .a brilliant war novel." –Chicago Tribune