Shooting an Albatross

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In the fast-paced, based-on-truth novel Shooting an Albatross, author Steven R. Lundin carries us into wartime Hollywood, 1943, and the highly improbable, yet true, story of the only year in the history of professional golf that an entire season was cancelled. The 170th Field Artillery Battalion of the U.S. Army took over a golf course in Los Angeles that same year, setting the stage for a story that rivals anything found in fiction. It's Army General versus Navy Admiral on the links. Private Evan Wilkins of ...
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Overview

In the fast-paced, based-on-truth novel Shooting an Albatross, author Steven R. Lundin carries us into wartime Hollywood, 1943, and the highly improbable, yet true, story of the only year in the history of professional golf that an entire season was cancelled. The 170th Field Artillery Battalion of the U.S. Army took over a golf course in Los Angeles that same year, setting the stage for a story that rivals anything found in fiction. It's Army General versus Navy Admiral on the links. Private Evan Wilkins of McCall, Idaho is chosen to partner with the general, laying the groundwork for a story of film moguls and raging passion, distrust and competition, and a commanding officer besieged by jealousy. The story builds to a climax of friendly-fire murder. This page-turner of a story is for anyone who covets an exciting read, whether it be suspense, romance, military, or a great round of golf.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439228005
  • Publisher: BookSurge, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/4/2009
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven R. Lundin is the Marketing Director, Vice President, and co-owner of a foundation engineering company. He earned his MBA and holds actuarial enrollment with the departments of Labor and Treasury. His first short story was awarded top prize in a 2007 AuthorlinkĀ® short story contest. A resident of Hillsboro, Oregon, the author recently completed his sequel to Shooting an Albatross.
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  • Posted January 4, 2010

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    A nice love story.

    This book was a weird one for me. I liked the plot, and the characters, but something didn't mesh right for me. I did like the book, but there was just something a little off about it, at least for me.

    The story, on it's surface is about a golf game. The true heart of the story is a touching romance. All the characters were believable and I had great images in my head of them as I read. I could see the things that were going on and I could relate to the stirring romance as it blossomed. However there was a disconnect for me that I just couldn't quite pinpoint.

    I didn't get really attached to the story, even though I was able to create the "world of the book" in my mind. Even a few weeks after I've finished this one I'm not quite able to pinpoint exactly where the disconnect is. The opening of the book is intriguing, the characters were believable, the details were done well, and the writing style was easy to read. Maybe I just wasn't in the right mindset to read this one when I did.

    I think it has all the elements of a really great story, and that it was executed very well, which is why I question why I didn't get into it more. I would recommend this to anyone who likes romantic stories (not necessarily romance novels...) I think in the future I will have to read this one again, at a time when I think my mindset is right.

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  • Posted December 22, 2009

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    Hope this makes it to the big screen.

    I thought this was an excellent read. I did not want to put it down. It is a story that shows how jealousy can affect people, not just the ones that are jealous. It is a story of love, jealousy, death, war and golf.

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  • Posted September 8, 2009

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    fascinating

    "Shooting an Albatross" by Steven R. Lundin is a fascinating story set during WWII on a golf course in California. It is a story of love, rivalry, deceit and revenge. You don't have to be a lover of golf to follow along into the lives of the young lovers, his superior officer and the others. Lundin creates an interesting set of characters that are well developed which allowed me to dive straight into the novel and absorb myself into the tale.

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