V2

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Victory is close. Vengeance is closer. On the brink of defeat, Hitler commissioned 10,000 V2s - ballistic rockets that carried a one-ton warhead at three times the speed of sound, which he believed would win the war. Dr Rudi Graf who, along with his friend Werner von Braun, had once dreamt of sending a rocket to the moon, now finds himself in November 1944 in a bleak seaside town in Occupied Holland, launching V2s against London. No one understands the volatile, deadly machine better than Graf, but his disillusionment with the war leads to him being investigated for sabotage. Kay Caton-Walsh, an officer in the WAAF, has experienced first-hand the horror of a V2 strike. When 160 Londoners, mostly women and children, are killed by a single missile, the government decides to send a team of WAAFs to newly-liberated Belgium in the hope of discovering the location of the launch sites. But not all the Germans have left and Kay finds herself in mortal danger. As the war reaches its desperate end, their twin stories play out, interlocked and separate, until their destinies are finally forced together.


  • Authors

    Robert Harris

  • Publisher

    Random House Uk

  • Distributeur

    Side

  • Publication date

    29/06/2021

  • EAN

    9781787460997

  • Availablity

    Available

  • Nombre de pages

    544 Pages

  • Poids

    218 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Infos supplémentaires : Broché  

Robert Harris

Journaliste politique et romancier, Robert Harris est l'auteur de nombreux best-sellers - Fatherland, Conspirata, Enigma, Imperium, Pompéi, Dictator, D. - tous publiés chez Plon. Plusieurs de ses romans ont été adaptés à l'écran, dont L'Homme de l'ombre, réalisé par Roman Polanski sous le titre The Ghost Writer.

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