Out of the Clouds of Deceit by David Canning
Betrayal and death shape RAF officer Aidens life in Out of the Clouds of Deceit by David Canning, which is set during The Cold war.
Out of the Clouds of Deceit a novel set in the post WW 11 period will appeal to fans of historical and military fiction. The story starts in 1948, with Aiden, the main character, training to fly bombers in the RAF. A comradeship is formed between Aiden and another pilot, Dennis, who lost his brother in the war. During their training the two friends listen to stories told by veteran pilots. The friends begin to understand a sense of betrayal felt by the older bomber crews who flew bombing campaigns in the Second World War.
Aiden meets Margaret, another central character in the story, when the two friends are visiting a bar. Tragically, Dennis is killed in a terrible accident just before their training has been completed. Dennis’ death and Aiden's need for love and domesticity drives him to marry Margaret.