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Night over Water

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Description

#1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett takes to the skies in this classic novel of international suspense. Set in the early days of World War II, Night over Water captures the daring and desperation of ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances—in prose as compelling as history itself. . . . 

September 1939. England is at war with Nazi Germany. In Southampton,  the world's most luxurious airliner—the legendary Pan Am Clipper—takes off for its final flight to neutral America. Aboard are the cream of society and the dregs of humanity, all fleeing the war for reasons of their own . . . shadowed by a danger they do not know exists . . . and heading straight into a storm of violence, intrigue, and betrayal. . . .

Look out for Ken Follett's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 02, 1991 – 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.

Customer Reviews

Good Follet read

Typical Follet style of historical fiction. Great story line with many sub stories. Not sure how I missed this when it first came out. If you like Follet you will enjoy.

Exciting!

Outstanding story line. Had to stay up late last night to see how it ends.

One of Mr. Follett's more suspenseful stories. His characters are always so well developed and fun to become acquainted with - although it is disappointing when you reach the end of each book - lol.

Just a wonderful read.

I am a veteran fan of many Ken Follett books; and I must say how wonderfully put together this story is- my goodness a perfect movie, if they would make it.

As usual, there are women any male reader would fall in love with, bright and resourceful guys and gals who overcome tremendous obstacles, and of course bad guys who get their comeuppance. But I think Ken Follett has a way of imbuing the reader with the sights, sounds, and even tastes of the historical tableau in a way that is riveting and immersive.

Do read this book, especially if you are not ready for his longer works. Either way, it is tough to say goodbye to his characters he has brought to life in print, when all is told.

Night over Water
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Sep 01, 1992
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
  • Print Length: 448 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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