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Jack Higgins in WW II at his best again
on 4 May 2000
One of the best novels by Jack Higgins.
It is one of his classical WWII stories, where well known characters as Dougal Munro appear. In these series of works, it is overrated only by his masterpiece itself: "The eagle has landed".
It is far better than "Flight of eagles", Higgins' recent novel dealing with the same subject and involving a few of the same characters (even if it isn't a sequel).
The plot is always breathtaking and far from predictable. You can't really refrain from devourring it, even late at night, when you have to wake up for the next morning's early start .
The attention to historical details is as accurate as usual, giving to the whole story a vivid sense of reality.
If you like the genre, I can suggest the reading of "Storm warning", to which I grant the same rating.