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5.45"W x 8.39"H x 0.9"D   (13.8 x 21.3 x 2.3 cm) | 12 oz (329 g) | 32 per carton
On sale Dec 04, 2007 | 432 Pages | 978-0-451-22229-9
Sales rights: US, Canada, Open Mkt
Ken Follett and the intrigue of World War II—"a winning formula" (Entertainment Weekly) if ever there was one. With his riveting prose and unerring instinct for suspense, the #1 New York Times bestselling author takes to the skies over Europe during the early days of the war in a most extraordinary novel. . . . 

It is June 1941, and the war is not going well for England. Somehow, the Germans are anticipating the RAF's flight paths and shooting down British bombers with impunity. Meanwhile, across the North Sea, eighteen-year-old Harald Olufsen takes a shortcut on the German-occupied Danish island of Sande and discovers an astonishing sight. He doesn't know what it is, but he knows he must tell someone. And when he learns the truth, it will fall upon him to deliver 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 to ever get off the ground . . . even if Harald knew how to fly it.
Praise for Hornet Flight

"An intricately woven espionage yarn . . . a gritty picture of the spy game and wartime Europe." —People

"Follett at his compelling best." —The Hartford Courant

"Zips along to an exhilarating climax." —Entertainment Weekly
 
"Buzzing with intrigue. . . . Follett is in the habit of writing bestselling World War II thrillers, and Hornet Flight continues the trend." —New York Daily News

"Gripping suspense. . . . Follett fans will find Hornet Flight up to the writer's usual standard." —Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Follett . . . hits the mark again. . . . [He] starts out fast and keeps up the pace." —Publishers Weekly

"Follett's pacing, dialogue, and eye for local color meet his usual standards . . . fun." —St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Follett lays on the tension and excitement in a story of espionage and adventure." —Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)

"Old-fashioned derring-do done right." —Kirkus Reviews

"His ideas are good, he offers lots of action, and he builds tension." —St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Tense . . . consistently compelling." —Booklist 
© Olivier Favre
Ken Follett is one of the world's best-loved authors, selling more than 188 million copies of his thirty-six books. Follett’s first bestseller was Eye of the Needle, a spy story set in the Second World War. In 1989, The Pillars of the Earth was published and has since become Follett's most popular novel. It reached number one on bestseller lists around the world and was an Oprah’s Book Club pick. Its sequels, World Without End and A Column of Fire, and prequel The Evening and the Morning, proved equally popular, and the Kingsbridge series has sold more than fifty million copies worldwide. Follett lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his wife, Barbara. Between them they have five children, six grandchildren, and three Labradors. View titles by Ken Follett
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Ken Follett and the intrigue of World War II—"a winning formula" (Entertainment Weekly) if ever there was one. With his riveting prose and unerring instinct for suspense, the #1 New York Times bestselling author takes to the skies over Europe during the early days of the war in a most extraordinary novel. . . . 

It is June 1941, and the war is not going well for England. Somehow, the Germans are anticipating the RAF's flight paths and shooting down British bombers with impunity. Meanwhile, across the North Sea, eighteen-year-old Harald Olufsen takes a shortcut on the German-occupied Danish island of Sande and discovers an astonishing sight. He doesn't know what it is, but he knows he must tell someone. And when he learns the truth, it will fall upon him to deliver 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 to ever get off the ground . . . even if Harald knew how to fly it.

Praise

Praise for Hornet Flight

"An intricately woven espionage yarn . . . a gritty picture of the spy game and wartime Europe." —People

"Follett at his compelling best." —The Hartford Courant

"Zips along to an exhilarating climax." —Entertainment Weekly
 
"Buzzing with intrigue. . . . Follett is in the habit of writing bestselling World War II thrillers, and Hornet Flight continues the trend." —New York Daily News

"Gripping suspense. . . . Follett fans will find Hornet Flight up to the writer's usual standard." —Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Follett . . . hits the mark again. . . . [He] starts out fast and keeps up the pace." —Publishers Weekly

"Follett's pacing, dialogue, and eye for local color meet his usual standards . . . fun." —St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Follett lays on the tension and excitement in a story of espionage and adventure." —Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)

"Old-fashioned derring-do done right." —Kirkus Reviews

"His ideas are good, he offers lots of action, and he builds tension." —St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Tense . . . consistently compelling." —Booklist 

Author

© Olivier Favre
Ken Follett is one of the world's best-loved authors, selling more than 188 million copies of his thirty-six books. Follett’s first bestseller was Eye of the Needle, a spy story set in the Second World War. In 1989, The Pillars of the Earth was published and has since become Follett's most popular novel. It reached number one on bestseller lists around the world and was an Oprah’s Book Club pick. Its sequels, World Without End and A Column of Fire, and prequel The Evening and the Morning, proved equally popular, and the Kingsbridge series has sold more than fifty million copies worldwide. Follett lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his wife, Barbara. Between them they have five children, six grandchildren, and three Labradors. View titles by Ken Follett

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