V2 by Robert Harris
THE TOP RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK FOR SUMMER 2021
'Stunning' Daily Express
Victory is close. Vengeance is closer. Rudi Graf used to dream of sending a rocket to the moon.
Instead, he has helped to create the world's most sophisticated weapon: the V2 ballistic missile, capable of delivering a one-ton warhead at three times the speed of sound. In a desperate gamble to avoid defeat in the winter of 1944, Hitler orders ten thousand to be built. Graf is tasked with firing these lethal 'vengeance weapons' at London.
Kay Caton-Walsh is an officer in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force who joins a unit of WAAFs on a mission to newly liberated Belgium. Armed with little more than a slide rule and a few equations, Kay and her colleagues will attempt to locate and destroy the launch sites. As the death toll soars, Graf and Kay fight their grim, invisible war - until one final explosion of violence causes their destinies to collide...
'A riveting read with a corker of a twist' Daily Telegraph
'Supremely readable' Observer
'Delivers one hell of a punch' Express
'Captures the real nature of war. Gripping' Ben MacIntyre
- Format: Paperback / softback
- 400 pages
- Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
- ISBN: 9781787460980
- Published: 8 Jul 2021
- Classifications: Thriller/Suspense, WWII Fiction, Netherlands
- Readership: General
- Dimensions:199 x 130 x 26 (mm)
- Pub. Country:United Kingdom
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