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By Jack Higgins

For many years, Higgins has been giving his readers the easiest in foreign suspense. If there have been ever going to be a

commando crew composed of writers, the editors of the Book-of-the-Month membership wrote lately, Jack Higgins must be their chief. He turns out to grasp accurately how squaddies, leaders, traitors, thieves, and spies imagine and act. by no means has that been more true than for the striking characters and occasions of his new e-book. it's the early days of global battle II, and brothers locate themselves on contrary aspects. Max and Harry Kelso have been born within the U.S. of a German mom and an American father. They have been separated as boys while their mom took Max again along with her to Germany, and now Max has grown as much as develop into a feared pilot with the Luftwaffe, and Harry a Yank ace within the RAF. each one has stored song of the other's development, yet neither may be able to expect the extreme situations less than which they're approximately to satisfy back. Forces a lot more than they've got set in movement an intrigue so devious, so full of peril, that it'll require that they query every thing they recognize, all that they carry such a lot dear--their lives, their households, their loyalties. Upon the result of their activities will dangle, unalterably, the process the battle itself... packed with harrowing twists and high-tension motion, Flight of Eagles is Higgins at his very best.

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I don’t rather recognize what love is. I didn’t appear to have the time. commonly the strange one-night stand. you understand how it really is? ’ ‘I’m afraid I do. Isn’t existence hell? ’ Max opened the door. ‘I’ll see you within the morning. ’ At Lisbon airport, Joel Rodrigues waited as he’d been ordered on the major front. It was once raining challenging and he was once completely depressing after a flight from Berlin in an ME a hundred and ten, a dual engine fighter usually used now for courier paintings. He hadn’t even been given the chance to determine his kinfolk. He was once now not satisfied, now not satisfied in any respect. A black limousine drew up, a chauffeur received out and opened the rear door and a tender guy in a black overcoat approached. He had skinny lips and darkish, extreme eyes. His identify used to be Romão and he’d met Joel on his arrival. ‘There you're, Rodrigues, the minister wishes a notice. ’ Joel moved quickly after him, the rear window used to be wound down and Nunes da Silva seemed out, his white hair silver within the lamplight, the eyes light in a shrunken face. ‘So you're Rodrigues? ’ ‘Yes, Minister. ’ ‘You be aware of what you'll want to do? ’ ‘Yes, Minister. ’ ‘I understand not anything of Reichsführer Himmler’s directions to you and that i don't desire to. You continue to London as an embassy courier and hyperlink up together with your brother. Rodrigues, either one of you, you’re grasping little males. The repair you’re in is of your individual doing. ’ ‘But how lengthy do I remain, Minister? ’ ‘Until I inform you in a different way. ’ Da Silva grew to become and stated to Romão, ‘What time is the flight? ’ ‘One a. m. , Minister, a faucet Dakota. they like to fly at evening. The Germans are thorough, yet even they could make blunders. ’ ‘You see, Rodrigues? ’ da Silva informed him. ‘You may possibly prove taking place within the Bay of Biscay and it’d serve you correct. See him on his approach, Romão, then sign up for me on the condo. ’ He wound up the window and the limousine drove away. Rodrigues went again to the doorway and collected his case. Romão stated, ‘Isn’t he the unique outdated bastard? nonetheless, he’s bought some extent. They lately shot down a passenger airplane wearing Leslie Howard, of everybody. you recognize, the movie famous person. ’ ‘Thanks a great deal. ’ ‘If your success is sweet, you’ll be in London for breakfast. significant urban and they're successful the conflict. ’ He smiled. ‘Of direction, I’ll continually deny I stated that. ’ at the least, the flight used to be now not solid. there have been thunderstorms over Biscay, the Dakota used to be crowded, each seat taken. many folks have been airsick and the scent left greatly to be wanted. in some way, Joel survived, helped by way of a part bottle of brandy he’d had the forethought to install his pocket. At Croydon airport, he waited in a queue to go through customs and safeguard, and was once all of sudden conscious of his brother at the different aspect of the barrier, waving to him. Joel waved again and reached the top of the queue. ‘Passport, sir,’ the safety officer stated. Joel handed it throughout. ‘I have diplomatic immunity. I’m going to the Portuguese embassy right here. ’ ‘I see, sir,’ and the officer tested the passport. How frequently in lifestyles small issues hold the seeds of catastrophe, for Joel Rodrigues had dedicated a significant blunder that others – Himmler, da Silva, Romão – must have foreseen.

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