"I think I'm old enough for a little respect." In the winter of 1922, teens Vivian and Gilbert watch their family disintegrate. Their chemist father always travels. Their mom seems awfully interested in that slick traveling salesman - and in drinking wine. It's like seeing an airplane in a nose dive and waiting for the crash. The teens desperately desire to be grown up, but they need wings to fly, and air beneath. Little do they know that famed pilot and inventor Cecilia "Ace" Carroway has landed in their tiny town. The maverick heroine has plenty to teach them, but she also attracts mystery and danger. Can it be coincidence that two strangers lurk by the old jail? Will the injection of international intrigue help Vivian and Gilbert pull up from their nose dive and fly? Or will it just make the inevitable crash worse? ------- This YA adventure story is complete.