Tournament of Books 2015

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Original Essays | January 19, 2015

    Emma Hooper: IMG From Musician to Novelist

    I was asleep on the floor of the magicians' apartment. Not one, but three magicians lived there, and their mysterious, mischievous, and sometimes... Continue »

Qualifying orders ship free.
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Hawthorne ADV- THRILLERS

Night Over Water


Night Over Water Cover

ISBN13: 9780451211477
ISBN10: 0451211472
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 2 left in stock at $6.50!


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

#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...

About the Author

Ken Follett is the international bestselling author of suspense thrillers and the nonfiction title On Wings of Eagles.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Gwen Ellis, November 22, 2011 (view all comments by Gwen Ellis)
Night over Water
Ken Follett
I’ve become an avid fan of Ken Follett since reading both his Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. Neither of those books��"although over 1,000 pages��"disappointed me, and this novel, Night over Water is no disappointment either.
This novel is about the amazing and romantic Pan Am Clipper’s last flight from Southhampton, England, to New York just as England declares war on Germany. The Clipper, 109 feet from nose to tail and 152 feet, from one wingtip to the other, was a luxury plane with every accoutrement a wealthy traveler could desire��"meals of the finest cuisine, fine wines, berth-styled beds, lounge areas and compartments and simply the best of the best for the 25 to 30 hours the Atlantic air crossing required. The huge flying boat could land on the water, negating the need for an airstrip.
The story brings together a number of passengers and crew whose lives become entangled in a web of intrigue and danger. There’s Lord Oxenford and his family, he fleeing England because of his Fascist leanings. There’s Eddie Deakin, first officer, whose pregnant wife has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. Charming, young Harry Marks is fleeing the law because he is a perpetual thief. There’s a lovely young married woman running away with a comedy script writers of radio shows in America. Her husband intercepts the flight at its first stop in Foynes, Ireland, and comes aboard with surprising results before the end of the book. Nancy Lenehan, whose company manufactures shoes, plans to cross the Atlantic by ship, but her conniving brother, Peter, eager to get to the company’s board meeting in New York and sell the company without her permission, has booked passage on the Clipper. She travels in a small plane to Foynes with the husband following his errant wife. Both are intent on boarding the plane at Foynes. An ancient princess complains her way across the Atlantic to the annoyance of the other passengers. There is on board and escapee and an assortment of other lively passengers who make the story complex and twisted.
The plane is schedule to stop in not only Foynes, Ireland, but in Botswood, Newfoundland, Shedia, Canada, the Bay of Fundy, Port Washington, and at last New York. This flight however is aborted as Deakin devises a plan to rescue his wife by putting the plane down in the water in the Bay of Fundy at the request of cutthroat criminals.
With never a lag in the story and no complete resolution of the many threads of the story until the last page, readers will enjoy the complicated and engaging story right to the last word.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

Follett, Ken
New American Library
World war, 1939-1945
Historical - General
Romance - Historical
Horror - General
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Romance
Suspense fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
8.95x5.96x.95 in. 1.02 lbs.
Age Level:

Other books you might like

  1. The Man From ST. Petersburg Used Mass Market $3.50
  2. Modigliani Scandal Used Mass Market $2.95
  3. Eye of the Needle
    Used Mass Market $3.50
  4. Saving Faith Used Mass Market $5.50
  5. Simple Truth Used Mass Market $3.50
  6. Wish You Well
    Used Mass Market $3.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Horror » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Adventure
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Technothrillers
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » Historical

Night Over Water Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.50 In Stock
Product details 448 pages New American Library - English 9780451211477 Reviews:
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at