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Publisher's Summary

It's June 1941, and the low point of the war. England throws wave after wave of RAF bombers across the Channel, but somehow the Luftwaffe is able to shoot them down at will. The skies, indeed, the war itself seem to belong to Hitler.

On a Danish island across the North Sea, Harald Olufsen stumbles upon a secret German installation. With England preparing its largest aerial assault, what Harald has discovered may turn the course of the war, but the race to convey the information could have terrible consequences for everyone close to him. For his older brother, Arne, a pilot in the Danish air force, and for Arne's fiancee, Hermia, an intelligence analyst desperate to resurrect the foundering Danish resistance. And most of all, for Harald himself.

Filled with knife-edge suspense and rich, tantalizing characters, this is Ken Follett writing at the top of his form, unforgettable storytelling from an unforgettable writer.

Don't miss Ken Follet discussing the history of the thriller and its role in literature at the 92nd Street Y.
©2002 Ken Follett; (P)2002 Penguin Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Consistently compelling." (Booklist)
"[Follett] hits the mark again with this dramatic and tragic tale." (Publishers Weekly)
"John Lee's performance gives a heightened sense of authenticity through skillful international accents that keep the narrative flowing smoothly....Good fun!" (AudioFile)

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  • Damon
  • HANFORD, CA, USA
  • 06-28-05

Outstanding!!!

Fascinating story about a little publicized aspect of WWII. This was my favorite audiobook of the year, and I listen to 2 or 3 a month!

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eehhh

a bit too sing songy an romantic, I need more blood an guts in a ww2 story.

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  • Frank
  • North Carolina
  • 08-31-05

A very enjoyable book

This was just a fun story. The characters were interesting and engaging, and although parts of the story were predictable, I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook.

In addition, I thought the reader did a great job of bringing the story to life.

Do not an epic work of literature, but you can expect a good time.

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  • Jeromy
  • rantoul, IL, USA
  • 08-12-05

WHAT FUN

THIS IS A GREAT BOOK I LOVE THE READING AND COULDN'T WAIT TO DRIVE SO I COULD LISTEN AGAIN .THE STORY IS UNLIKE ANY I HAVE EVER READ,AND IT GIVES YOU A SENSE OF HOW REAL"SPIES" MOST LIKLEY WORK ALMOST BY PURE CHANCE AND LUCK!!!YOU WON"T BE UNHAPPY WITH THIS ONE A GREAT RIDE INDEED.