A Grave Too Many
by William Norris
John Kruger is a commercial pilot long on the run from Afrikaner nationalists for smuggling black activists out of apartheid-era South Africa. As a flyer of old collectible planes, he now wants nothing more than to enjoy his hobby, party, and play the field.
Then John discovers that World War I hero and flying ace Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor seems to be buried in two places 6,000 miles apart. Out of a sense of duty toward the man who inspired him to become a pilot, John begins a search for the truth. Records claim that, while practicing for an air display, Andrew lost control of his SE 5A and lost his life—or did he? And who is the mysterious old man who waves to Kruger as he flies overhead, only to demand to be left in peace when they meet on the ground?
John and his latest girlfriend set off on a journey to uncover Andrew’s real whereabouts, but Andrew’s secrets aren’t the only ones threatening to be unearthed. As John’s own past catches up to him, the pair unwittingly lands in the crosshairs of a racist South African group with a sinister plot—forcing them to fight for their lives and for justice.
William (Bill) Norris has been a professional writer since the age of sixteen, when he joined his local newspaper as an apprentice reporter. After ten years of working for various newspapers in England and Africa, Norris was appointed as Parliamentary Correspondent to the prestigious Times (of London). He is one of the youngest people to hold this position. He remained in this role for seven years, revolutionizing the art of the “parliamentary sketch” before transferring to become Africa Correspondent for The Times, covering political events and wars in Biafra, Nigeria, Angola, the Congo, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
In 1968, he became ITN’s Political Correspondent while also covering overseas stories, such as the Paris Riots happening that same year. He transitioned to freelance work in 1980 after moving to the United States. In 1997, Norris became the Associate Director of the PressWise Trust (a British media ethics charity) where he counseled young journalists to promote journalistic ethics.
Along with being an experienced writer and journalist, he has a strong public speaking background. He has spoken to students at the University of London and was the keynote speaker at both the World Health Organization conference in Moscow and a European Union conference on journalistic ethics in Cyprus.
He now resides in the South of France with his wife Betty, two cats, and two exhausting dogs.
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