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Man from the Sky

Danny Wynn

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“In this short but sweet novella, Wynn spins an enjoyable tale of lost souls colliding in the most unlikely of places.”---- Kirkus Reviews

Would you risk your life for a stranger?

For seventy-three-year-old Jaime, the answer takes him by surprise. Accustomed to a lonely life high up in the mountains on the western coast of Mallorca, his dull routine is suddenly shattered when a man parachutes from a plane and lands nearby. The plane crashes; the man lives.

It’s a drug smuggling operation gone bad. But Stefan, the man from the sky, has escaped with eight kilos of cocaine in a gym bag. Jaime brings Stefan home and is soon entangled in Stefan’s attempts to sell the cocaine and start a new life.

As they dodge Parisian drug dealers and corrupt Mallorcan police, Jaime’s search for excitement and Stefan’s resolve to find stability lead them both down dangerous paths.

“Conjuring shades of Steinbeck’s meditations on nature, this enjoyable, pleasant yarn passes like the cool summer breezes described within its pages.”-- Kirkus Reviews

Editorial Review

July, 20 2014
A well-written thriller at home in the novella form

by Georgina Parfitt

Danny Wynn’s novella follows the chance encounter of Jaime, a old man afflicted with Parkinson’s disease who lives in the mountains of Mallorca, and Stefan, a charismatic Londoner who has parachuted from an airplane after the pilot fell unconscious and landed on Jaime’s hillside. Though Stefan is being suspiciously blank about the crash, Jaime invites him into his villa and begins to realize that taking a risk for once in his life might be just the thing he needs…

I really enjoyed this novella, both for the pleasure of breezing through its well-paced story, and for the craftedness and ......

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