Out of the Sun is the stirring saga of two young men-one an American and the other a German-whose love of flying brings them together in the killing skies over France during World War I.
Luke Truman comes from a long line of farmers. He loves and respects the land and takes pride in what he does. Luke's roots run as deep into the Missouri soil as do the cottonwoods along the river. When pilot Red O'Day practically lands on Luke while he's plowing a field, Luke takes it as a sign to pursue his increasing fascination with aviation.
Heinrich Mueller longs for the day when he can finally fulfill his dream of becoming a pilot with the German High Command. He doesn't mind that he is committed to spend the next four years at the university to study engineering. In fact, he looks forward to it as a stepping-stone to his career in aviation.
Years later, in the airspace over St. Mihiel, France, the two airmen encounter each other in a fierce battle. Even though they've never met and know they will probably never see each other again, they share an understanding. They are simply two young men whose love of flying brought them together-both of them knights of the sky.