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Robert L. Hecker
ROBERT L. HECKER was born in Provo, Utah but grew up in Long Beach, CA. Graduating from high school just as the US entered WWII. Enlisting in the Army Air Corps, he flew B-17s in thirty missions over Europe, earning five Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war he began writing radio and TV dramas, then moved on to writing and producing more than 500 documentary, educational and marketing films on subjects ranging from military and astronaut training, nuclear physics, aeronautics, the education of Eskimos and Native Americans, psychology, lasers, radars, satellites and submarines. His short stories and articles have been published in numerous magazines, and he is currently working on several movie screenplays as well as other novels. A graduate of the Pasadena Playhouse School of Theater and the Westlake College of Music, recently Robert has begun song writing and has songs in country, gospel and big-band albums. His wife, the former Frances Kavanaugh, a legendary screenwriter of westerns, has a permanent exhibit in the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. They have two children and four grandchildren. And he still is a pretty fair tennis player.
DREAM REALM AWARD WINNER 2001 Does anyone truly know how they would behave if they were forced to choose between their duty or their life? Are heroes born, or are they made? In RUSH TO GLORY, Robert L. Hecker weaves an intriguing story of two brothers--fliers in the bloody skies over Europe--who bear each other no love and who were cetainly no heroes. Filled with vivid detail, peopled with rich, concrete characters and spiced with an intriguing love triangle, RUSH TO GLORY keeps the action constant and the tension high. One reviewer said, "If I were ever to consider authoring a novel about World War II, this is the one I would like to have written." This World War II epic is reminiscent of Band of Brothers, but centers around the B-17 fighter squad.
At night Sandi's perfect life seems less than perfect. The only child of a well-to-do family that runs an art gallery, in the light of day she's beautiful (although she doesn't think so), and engaged to a successful stockbroker. But at night, there are the whispers? Are the whispers trying to say something, or is she simply insane? Sandi doesn't understand, and is sure her family and fianc? won't either. She changes her major from art history to psychology to look for answers. Then, one evening in class, the professor tries an experiment in self-hypnosis and, the whispers get a voice, her voice.
The Nazi treatment of the Gypsies and other people during World War II is a matter of fact. Although mention is made of certain events and political and military leaders within the historical context of the period, this is a work of fiction and no reference is intended to living persons.
Someone using poisoned darts is killing people in Los Angeles and taking their heads! Is it a mad man, or a rogue native of Ecuador's Jivaro tribe of headhunters? Or both?! Det. Henry Warner, with the help of a beautiful anthropologist from Ecuador tries to track down the blowgun killer. And when the killer flees to the deep forests of Arizona, can Apache policemen capture him before he kills them all?!
Someone wants Francine Devereux dead! She has no idea why. An attempt to kill her is prevented by Jaarl Larssonn, an engineer from Alaska’s North Slope oil fields where something mysterious--and deadly--is happening at an experimental pump station.