Under the Radar
is fascinating to read and superbly written. Hamilton-Paterson is among our finest prose stylists, and we are fortunate to have him. (Ian Thomson Financial Times
Hamilton-Paterson has written an intelligent, stylish story about a war fast fading from our collective memory. (Antonia Senior The Times
This book is a must for RAF buffs and conspiracy theorists. But more importantly it is a testament to the unsung heroes of the skies who stood between us and a nuclear strike. (Daily Mail
An absorbing fictionalisation of a fascinating few years ... Hamilton-Paterson has done is a terrific job recreating a credible atmosphere of the air force base, with its tensions between the old guard and the new, between the past and the future, ratchet and release, between men and women. (Toby Clements Daily Telegraph
In Empire of the Clouds, Hamilton-Paterson conjured up a magisterial account of the vanished glories of British jet aviation. While this novel is not a sequel, it focuses on a small part of that story with remarkable clarity and pathos ... As a riveting recreation of a period, it is a moving elegy with graceful prose and acute characterisation. (The Lady
Under the Radar: A Novel by James Hamilton-Paterson - the author of the bestselling Empire of the Clouds - is a gripping novel of cold war pilots, espionage and secrets.