Eagle in the Sky

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St. Martin's Press, Aug 29, 2006 - Fiction - 432 pages
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With bold characters and stirring prose, Wilbur Smith writes riveting novels filled with adventure and intrigue. In EAGLE IN THE SKY, this master storyteller tells the story of a man born to...

FLY LIKE AN ANGEL
On land, he was a youth too handsome and too blessed—with carefree charm and enormous wealth. In the air he was something else entirely: born to fly fast and hard, to send the fastest jet fighters into towering climbs and screaming, murderous dives. In a country struggling for its survival, David Morgan found a home, a cause, a woman and a war.

FIGHT LIKE THE DEVIL
South African by birth, David was born into a golden cage, and his hunger for freedom took him to the blood-soaked Holy Land and into a hellish cycle of violence that would lure him past the rules of war—and burn away his physical grace forever.

AND PRAY FOR REVENGE
But a woman blinded in a terrorist attack could only see the beautiful David Morgan she once knew. With her, David returned home to carve out a paradise in wild Africa. And that is where he would meet his worst enemy. And this time, he had everything in the world to lose...

"Smith is without rival."
--Tulsa World

"[Wilbur Smith] puts the reader right there with details that are intimate, inspiring, horrifying...fans will be happy to know Smith hasn't lost his touch for the dramatic, exotic adventure story."
The Orlando Sentinel

 

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A romance, to some degree. It is the story of two D's, and how they are apart, then come back together. This is shown over and around the backdrop of Israel, and its conflicts. http://freesf ... Read full review

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I loved the romance and the emotional depth of the tale. i cried, silently, of course. To be honest, this is the most moving book i'd ever read. The landscapes were beautiful; the characters loving. If i had to recommend any book, it would be this one.

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Wilbur Smith is the bestselling author of many novels, each meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His bestselling Courtney series includes Assegai, The Sound of Thunder, Birds of Prey, Monsoon, and Blue Horizon. His other books include Those in Peril, River God, Warlock, The Seventh Scroll, and The Sunbird. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages and have sold over 120 million copies. Smith was born to a British family in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, in Central Africa, and attended Rhodes University in South Africa. He has homes in Cape Town, London, Switzerland and Malta.

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