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Special Operations: Dogfight by [Simpson, Craig]
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Length: 404 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"A fast-paced thriller" (Amanda Craig The Times)

"A full-throttle adventure" (Sunday Express)

"A hugely exciting story!" (The School Librarian)

"A twisting tale of conspiracy, action and espionage, and I highly recommend it" (TES)

"Craig Simpson weaves fact and fiction together seamlessly to give his readers a thrilling and at the same time a meaningful reading experience. Readers will come to see how dangerous life was for many of the people who were living under German occupation during World War II" (Through the Looking Glass)

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The first in the thrilling WWII adventure featuring agent Finn Gunnersen. Now rejacketed with a stunning new series look

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1324 KB
  • Print Length: 404 pages
  • Publisher: RHCP Digital; UK ed. edition (21 Nov. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552556742
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552556743
  • ASIN: B0031RDV28
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #262,611 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Like Craig Simpson's first book, Resistance, this story uses the history of German occupation of Norway in the Second World War as its background. Dogfight, however, introduces a new hero and friends, and is the first of an exiting series realistically portraying the activities of the Special Operations unit masterminded from the UK. Finn Gunnersen is a Norwegian lad of 15/16 whose life is torn apart by the loss of his father and eventual separation from his family. In Dogfight, he begins to fight back in ever daring ways, ably helped by his friends Loki and Freya. This is a book for all ages, young and old. Young teens will love the fast pace, and will incidentally learn much of the true horror of the period. Older readers will appreciate the meticulous research that underpins the story. The writing is tight, accessible and frankly a joy to read. Exactly the kind of book that young people, male and female, will surely enjoy .... and be inspired to want to read more.
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I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

Quite often novels concerning the Second World War are assumed to be about Great Britain, Germany or life in concentration camps. However, first in series Special Operations: Dogfight by Craig Simpson is set in Norway in 1940 where Nazi’s have invaded.

The story is about fifteen-year-old Finn Gunnersen and his best friend Loki whose families are deeply involved with the resistance. Although they are still young boys, Finn and Loki end up playing an enormous role. Finn survives imprisonment and goes on to help a British Agent who has parachuted into Norway. As well as being a brilliant piece of historical fiction, this novel turns out to be an exciting thriller for teenagers.

Although suitable for both male and female readers, boys of ages ten and up would particularly like this book especially if they have a fascination for aircraft. There is a lot of detail about different types of planes and the author has even included a few diagrams and details at the beginning of the book.

Finn is a great hero with admirable strength and bravery. Simpson does not undermine women however and includes a couple of amazing female characters with just as much courage as the men.

Special Operations: Dogfight is a work of fiction but it was inspired by real events. It’s Norwegian setting makes it educational in that it teaches the reader about the effect of the war on innocent people in countries less spoken about in history textbooks. Despite some of the areas being made up to suit the story, Simpson has done a magnificent job at keeping it historically accurate and must have spent a great deal of time on research.

Special Operations: Dogfight is a brilliant book for young readers.
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This is the first instalment in the Special Ops series by Craig Simpson who is in my humble opinion one of the best authors in keeping you on the edge of your seat throughout his books. I found it utterly impossible to put any of this series of books down once I had begun reading them. The characters are fictional but his books are historically well researched and the stories they contain would be typical of the operatives who worked in world war two and you feel a genuine affection for them.
I recommend this without hesitation.
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I bought this for my son but as I like WWII stories I read it too and it was thoroughly enjoyable
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good read
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