Another great Follett thriller. He keeps you guessing until halfway through the book just what is about to happen to this Clipper "flying boat" and who the bad guys really are. From that point on, it's very hard to put down.
This was a GREAT book! I really enjoyed it. I read it while I was on a cruise. So it kind of tied in. I was traveling and these people were traveling on the maiden run of Pan Am's first flying boat. I love Ken Follett's suspenseful writing. It is right up my ally because there are very little gory details, people aren't getting shot up right and left, there is always at least one person story or romance taking place, yet every single page is suspenseful. I read his books so fast because I can hardly put them down! I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the kind of suspense that I do.
Follett's 'Night over Water' could easily fit into the Romance vein of literature. This book is chalk full of romantic interludes. They were interesting enough because of the situations the characters found themselves getting in to.
The plot is set at the out break of war between England and Germany in WWII. Follett manages to bring a good dozen characters to life, exploring their history and their current problems which in turn set up an engaging series of delimas. A great read for all the WWII buffs!
September 1939, England is at war with Nazy Germany. In Southampton, the world's most luxurious airliner-the legendary Pan Am clipper-takes off for its final flight to neutral America. Aboard are the cream of society and dregs of humanity, all fleeing the war for reasons of their own, and shadowed by a danger they do not know exists.
September 1939. England is at war with Nazi Germany. In Southampton, the world's most luxurious airliner-the legendary Pan Am clipper-takes off for its final flight to neutral America. Aboard are the cream of society and dregs of humanity, all fleeing the war for reasons of their own, and shadowed by a danger they do not know exists. They are heading into a storm of violence, intrigue, love, sex, and betrayal that will make this the most unforgettable flight of fiction you have ever been strapped into from opening page to shattering climax.
Ken Follett tells a story about people aboard a flight of the trans-Atlantic clipper plane in 1939, as WWII is beginning. The characters include: an aristocratic family who have been forced to leave England because of the fathers fascist views, a petty crook,an eloping couple who are being pursued by the womans jealous husband and various others.