What if President Kennedy had ordered the invasion of Cuba in 1962? . . . What if the Soviet Union had retaliated not with an all out nuclear attack, but with a series of regional wars on the NATO fringes? . . . What if, with Norway under Soviet occupation, the UK faced a second Battle of Britain? Easy Grace tells the story through the eyes of Tom Wharton, a young hastily trained fighter pilot who finds himself flying obsolescent Hawker Hunters on a front line squadron. As he prepares to do battle with his own fears and the might of the Soviet Air Force, Tom meets Nurse Helen Bain and, as they journey together from adolescence into adulthood under the shadow of armageddon, neither the course of the war in the air nor the path to true love run smoothly.