Jim McGraw’s background could read like an international jetsetter with a shadowy past. A Vietnam Vet, he served as a Navy Corpsman and received several decorations for his service, including a Purple Heart. Surviving the War, Jim returned home to find himself globe hoping with Pan American airlines as a Charter Representative. The title may bring a yawn, but the lifestyle was far from mundane.
McGraw has brought his life experiences to the pages with character, Jim Gilchrest, in the trilogy that includes the titles: Sky Diamonds, Eagle Watch, and Eagle Landing. Among his talents of writing action, adventure, and international intrigue, he has penned lyrics, poetry, and prayers.
Jim resides in his home state of Georgia with his family. Some of his life achievements include accruing more air miles than he could use, becoming a Statewide Chaplain for the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and embracing life with a vigor that evaporates any age barriers.
Jim Gilchrist is just finishing his tour in Vietnam which has landed him in the military hospital in Yokosuka, Japan. When he returns to the states, his wife is in the arms of another man, ready for divorce, and wants full custody of their young daughter. Jim is forced to forge a new life, and trying to forget his old one, he becomes entangled with too many women in sexual relationships. The job he takes with an airline gives him the opportunity to travel all over the world and to casually bed women in every port. However, his intuitive global business successes are noticed by Leo Halaby, the head of Inter-World, a multi-billion dollar international cabal. Jim is secretly watched over by Leo for years and eventually is asked to join the business. Jim is leading a double life as a smiling luxury charter salesman on the surface, and clandestinely as an international courier involved in dangerous near escape liaisons which are netting him millions