Dirk Benedict has starred on Broadway, in films, and in several hit television series, including The A-Team and Battlestar Galactica. When he's not making a movie or writing screenplays, he pilots his own airplane, composes music, plays the piano and trombone, goes fishing, or just relaxes with his two sons.
Life and death are the themes of this intriguing book by Benedict, author of Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy (Avery, 1991). Benedict's father was shot by his brother years earlier. Now, Benedict's wife is giving birth at home. Complications arise with the birth, resulting in Benedict's reliving his father's life and death in between his wife's contractions. As things become more complicated, he takes his wife on a desperate race to the hospital for the final episode in the ordeal, which results in a strapping son named after his father. The intertwining of what happened in the past with the events of the present makes for an excellent story. The humor, drama, and frustration that Benedict experiences results in a moving book for all levels of readers. For most public libraries.-- H. Robert Malinowsky, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago