Summer, 1940. The skies above Britain are criss-crossed with the white scars of dog-fights as fighter pilots clash with the merciless German Luftwaffe. But one air defence gunner suspects the greatest threat to his country's safety might not come from the air, but from a secret plot now unfolding around him on the ground. Can he convince anyone to listen to his fears? Will they hear him in time?
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From the author of THE LONELY SKIER, THE WHITE SOUTH and DELTA CONECTION, a thriller set in 1940, during the Blitz, when mass-formation attacks have commenced, and the call to action - known as the attack alarm - is a daily occurrence. Can a handful of fighter planes prevent total defeat?About the Author:
Ralph Hammond Innes was born in Horsham, Sussex, on 15 July 1913 and educated at Cranbrook School, Kent. He left school aged eighteen, and worked successively in publishing, teaching and journalism. In 1936, in need of money in order to marry, he wrote a supernatural thriller, The Doppleganger, which was published in 1937 as part of a two-year, four book deal. In 1939 Innes moved to a different publisher, and began to write compulsively, continuing to publish throughout his service in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War. Innes travelled widely to research his novels and always wrote from personal experience - his 1940s novels The Blue Ice and The White South were informed by time spent working on a whaling ship in the Antarctic, while The Lonely Skier came out of a post-war skiing course in the Dolomites. He was a keen and accomplished sailor, which passion inspired his 1956 bestseller The Wreck of the Mary Deare. The equally successful 1959 film adaptation of this novel enabled Innes to buy a large yacht, the Mary Deare, in which he sailed around the world for the next fifteen years, accompanied by his wife and fellow author Dorothy Lang. Innes wrote over thirty novels, as well as several works of non-fiction and travel journalism. His thrilling stories of spies, counterfeiters, black markets and shipwreck earned him both literary acclaim and an international following, and in 1978 he was awarded a CBE. Hammond Innes died at his home in Suffolk on 10th June 1998.
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Book Description Fontana Press, 1984. Book Condition: Fair. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP77712843
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Book Description UK Fontana, 1990. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. softcover reprint(1941) 10mo pp224 G+ Reprint of this early book by Innes, who was an anti-aircraft gunner at the time he wrote it. Novel of Fifth Columnists at a RAF base. Bookseller Inventory # 2941
Book Description Fontana, 1980. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere ALL ITEMS POSTED NEXT WORKING DAY. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000740877
Book Description Fontana / Collins, London, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000423
Book Description Glasgow Fontana 1990, 1990. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. softcover reprint(1941) small 8vo pp224 G+ Innes's early novel, featuring wartime treachery at a RAF base. Bookseller Inventory # 2826
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