Hornet Flight by Ken Follett

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Ken Follett follows his bestsellers Jackdaws and Code to Zero with an extraordinary novel of early days of World War II...

It is June 1941 and the war is not going well for England.  Across the North Sea, eighteen-year-old Harald Olufsen takes a shortcut on the German-occupied Danish island of Sande an discovers an astonishing sight that will change the momentum of the war.  He must get word to England-except that he has no way to get there.  He has only an old derelict Hornet Moth biplane rusting away in a ruined church: a plane so decrepit that it is unlikely ever to get off the ground...even if Harald knew how to fly it.


About Ken Follett

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Ken Follett nació en Cardiff (Gales) y cuando tenía diez años su familia se mudó a Londres. Se licenció en filosofía en la Universidad de Londres y posteriormente se dedicó al periodismo. Durante sus años de reportero empezó a escribir obras de ficción. Sin embargo hasta 1978 no se convirtió en escritor de éxito, con la publicación de El ojo de la aguja. A partir de entonces, cada novela de Ken Follett se convierte en un éxito internacional. Actualmente vive en una vieja rectoría de Hertfordshire con su esposa Barbara.
Published November 25, 2003 by Signet. 534 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction

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Karen has had a few flying sessions with Poul, a chum of Harald’s pilot brother Arne, but neither Karen nor Harald is aware that Poul is a member of the Danish resistance, organized from England by Arne’s fiancée Hermia.

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Harald photographs the secret radar site, but the spy group quickly unravels under the pressure of Danish police detective Peter Flemming, an officious, ruthless, and arrogant cop who hates the Olufsen family for a public humiliation his father suffered years before.

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Book Reporter

Sometimes I wonder why people still bother to read thrillers set during World War II.

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Entertainment Weekly

With Hornet Flight, his third World War II-themed thriller in as many years, Ken Follett has apparently decided to stick with a winning formula.

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Suite 101

Lawrence's classic contains a very peculiar ending for an early 20th century novel.

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