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Publisher Comments:

Ken Follett follows his bestsellers Jackdaws and Code to Zero with an extraordinary novel of the 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 and 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.

Review:

"Follett at his compelling best." Hartford Courant

Review:

"The adventure teems with striking characters....[Follett's] serviceable prose won't win him any prizes, but Hornet zips along to an exhilarating climax. (Grade: B+)" Bruce Fretts, Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"Spunky Danes spy and fly beneath the radar of their Nazi occupiers....Old fashioned derring-do done right." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Follett sticks to WWII in his latest book, Hornet Flight, and the results are almost as much fun [as his previous novel, Jackdaws]....The story works, not just because Follett knows how to keep a plot moving and how to intercut the various strands of narrative for suspense, but because he has a solid talent for describing physical action. Harald's flight in the restored Hornet, with the inevitable malfunctions that almost spell disaster, is rendered with an admirable clarity. Follett achieves the verbal equivalent of the invisible craft you find in '40s Hollywood movies, and you read him for the same sort of pleasure you get from a WWII action melodrama like Carol Reed's Night Train to Munich. Follett is essentially a romantic...in love with derring-do. If Hornet Flight and Jackdaws feel familiar (that's part of their pleasure), they're also good arguments that there are still plenty of good stories left in World War II." Charles Taylor, Salon.com

Review:

"The individual and collective roles these individuals play in supplying an answer to why Germany is aware in advance of British air raids are woven into the tense fabric of this consistently compelling novel." Brad Hooper, Booklist

Review:

"Follett starts out fast and keeps up the pace....He also paints a vivid and convincing picture of life in occupied Denmark, of easy collaboration with the Nazis and of the insidious, creeping persecution of the Jews." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Ken Follett proves once again that he is the master of intrigue." Midwest Book Review

Review:

"The Second World War action sparkles as Follett develops the plot and stretches the suspense." David Hall, The Oxford Times

Synopsis:

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. Filled with knife-edge suspense and rich, tantalizing characters, this is Ken Follett writing at the top of his form — unforgettable storytelling from an unforgettable writer.

Synopsis:

The "New York Times" #1 bestselling author delivers an extraordinary novel of the early days of World War II. In June, 1941, the war is not going well for England. Somehow, the Germans are anticipating the RAFUs flight paths, and shooting down British bombers with impunity.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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 the Author

Ken Follett is the author of fifteen novels, including most recently the New York Times bestsellers Jackdaws and Code to Zero.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451210746
Author:
Follett, Ken
Publisher:
Signet Book
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
England
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Radar
Subject:
Denmark
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Women intelligence officers
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Military
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
0509
Publication Date:
December 2003
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6.2 x 0.94 in 0.94 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 416 pages Signet Book - English 9780451210746 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Follett at his compelling best."
"Review" by , "The adventure teems with striking characters....[Follett's] serviceable prose won't win him any prizes, but Hornet zips along to an exhilarating climax. (Grade: B+)"
"Review" by , "Spunky Danes spy and fly beneath the radar of their Nazi occupiers....Old fashioned derring-do done right."
"Review" by , "Follett sticks to WWII in his latest book, Hornet Flight, and the results are almost as much fun [as his previous novel, Jackdaws]....The story works, not just because Follett knows how to keep a plot moving and how to intercut the various strands of narrative for suspense, but because he has a solid talent for describing physical action. Harald's flight in the restored Hornet, with the inevitable malfunctions that almost spell disaster, is rendered with an admirable clarity. Follett achieves the verbal equivalent of the invisible craft you find in '40s Hollywood movies, and you read him for the same sort of pleasure you get from a WWII action melodrama like Carol Reed's Night Train to Munich. Follett is essentially a romantic...in love with derring-do. If Hornet Flight and Jackdaws feel familiar (that's part of their pleasure), they're also good arguments that there are still plenty of good stories left in World War II."
"Review" by , "The individual and collective roles these individuals play in supplying an answer to why Germany is aware in advance of British air raids are woven into the tense fabric of this consistently compelling novel."
"Review" by , "Follett starts out fast and keeps up the pace....He also paints a vivid and convincing picture of life in occupied Denmark, of easy collaboration with the Nazis and of the insidious, creeping persecution of the Jews."
"Review" by , "Ken Follett proves once again that he is the master of intrigue."
"Review" by , "The Second World War action sparkles as Follett develops the plot and stretches the suspense."
"Synopsis" by , 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. Filled with knife-edge suspense and rich, tantalizing characters, this is Ken Follett writing at the top of his form — unforgettable storytelling from an unforgettable writer.
"Synopsis" by , The "New York Times" #1 bestselling author delivers an extraordinary novel of the early days of World War II. In June, 1941, the war is not going well for England. Somehow, the Germans are anticipating the RAFUs flight paths, and shooting down British bombers with impunity.
"Synopsis" by ,

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.

"Synopsis" by ,

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.

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