Set during the outbreak of the Second World War, Night Over Water is a feat of storytelling from the bestselling master of the historical thriller, Ken Follett.On a bright September morning in 1939, two days after Britain has declared war, a group of privileged but desperate people gather in Southampton to board the largest, most luxurious ...
Set during the outbreak of the Second World War, Night Over Water is a feat of storytelling from the bestselling master of the historical thriller, Ken Follett.On a bright September morning in 1939, two days after Britain has declared war, a group of privileged but desperate people gather in Southampton to board the largest, most luxurious airliner ever built - the Pan American Clipper, bound for New York: an English aristocrat, fleeing with his family and a fortune in jewels; a German scientist, escaping from the Nazis; a murderer under FBI escort; a young wife running away from a domineering husband; and a handsome, unscrupulous thief ...'Master of the romantic thriller' Daily Telegraph 'The opulent interior of the first airliner on a transatlantic flight from England to New York in war-darkened 1939 is the setting for Follett's high-flying caper, guaranteed to hold the reader in their seat ...the master of epic suspense spins an excruciatingly taut drama, a whirlwind of romance and intrigue ...His best since Eye of the Needle' Publishers Weekly
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New. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1991, New York, 1991. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; not price clipped; Maps on endpapers. Follett re-creates an aviation legend just as the world was about to change forever. NIGHT OVER WATER is a dazzling novel of skyborne peril and dangerous liaisons on history's most romantic airplane--the last flight of the fabulous Flying Clipper.
Publishers Weekly, 1991-07-19 The opulent interior of the first airliner, the Pan American Clipper, on a transatlantic flight from Southampton, England, to New York in war-darkened 1939, is the setting for Follett's high-flying caper, guaranteed to hold the reader in his seat. Recalling a time when air travel was an exotic adventure, master of epic suspense Follett ( Pillars of the Earth ) spins an excruciatingly taut drama on the aerial equivalent of the Orient Express. Persons unknown kidnap the wife of Clipper engineer Eddie Deakin from their home in Maine in order to force Deakin to maneuver an emergency landing in the choppy waters off Bangor. Apparently the shadowy conspirators plan to remove one of the passengers, an intriguing group who include an FBI agent transporting an extradited mafioso; a Russian princess; a British industrialist chasing his wife and her lover; an American movie star; an Oswald Mosely-like aristocrat turned fascist, his daughter and her lover, a young jewel thief. Details of early aviation firmly establish the cast in their era and a tantalizing mosaic of subplots whisks the reader through a whirlwind of romance and intrigue. Follet soars to a thoroughly satisfying ending with aeronautical precision. This is his best since The Eye of the Needle. Author tour. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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