An action-packed thriller from global bestseller Wilbur Smith
The Syrian plane disintegrated, evaporating in a gush of silvery smoke, rent through with bright white lightning, and the ejecting pilot's body was blown clear of the fuselage. For an instant it was outlined ahead of David's screen, cruciform in shape with arms and legs thrown wide, the helmet still on the head, and the clothing ballooning in the rush of air.' He chose this life. And it may cost him everything. From a young age it's clear that David Morgan is 'bird'-a natural pilot, most at home in the air. In the South African Air Force he receives plaudits beyond his years, and even his family begins to accept that David will do anything to stay away from the Morgan billion-dollar business, and to keep flying instead. Following his dream and in pursuit of Debra, a beautiful young Israeli writer, David soon joins the Israeli Defence Force and finds himself caught up in the country's struggles. But when he pays a terrible price for his choices, will he be able to become the man he always hoped -or will he choose to disappear into the skies?
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The author at once paints vivid characters that you must follow. Their journey is one you feel obligated to share in this riveting story.
The best story ever!
At age 75, I’ve read thousands of books. Never has a book touched me so deeply as this did. With subtle gradational pull, I was drawn into the story until it was impossible that set aside. The live this story is to ride a roller coaster of emotions. Joy unimaginable, love unparalleled, fear that grips the heart. The reader is transported in a seesaw manner from joyous heights to pain in reading the story that is almost physical. It is a love story. It is a war story. It is a story of patriotism. It is a tragedy. It is a comedy. It is impossible to stop reading.