I read this book about 10 years ago, in hardback format, and found it incredibly terrific, couldn't put it down. It was the first Ken Follett that I had read, and since then have had the pleasure to read a great many more of his novels.
He is a wonderful author, and all of his books, keep me intrigued.
As has been mentioned in other reviews the Boeing 314, run by Pan Am, must have been a truly great aircraft in its day, as were the crews.
To all of those browsing, and considering getting the KIndle edition of this novel, I would recommend it, you will enjoy, I promise you.
This truly is a great story,