Eagle in the Sky

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Pan Macmillan, Sep 4, 2008 - Fiction
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'With a dull but awful roar, the Mirage bloomed with dark crimson flame and sooty black smoke, the wind ripped flames outwards in great streamers and pennants that engulfed all around them, and David staggered onwards in the midst of the roaring furnace that seemed to consume the very air.'

Drawn to the sky as though to his natural element, young David Morgan spurns the boardroom future mapped out for him by his family for the life of a jet pilot. Then he meets Debra, the beautiful Israeli writer for whom he will fight, in another country's war, at the controls of his Mirage. Yet the breathless action which brings them together is also the very tragedy that will threaten to tear them apart . . .

Eagle in the Sky, by bestselling author Wilbur Smith, is a tense action-packed thriller, where tragedy and conflict endanger everything David holds dear.

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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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At first the main character is intensely annoying - rich, good looking, and a man of leisure wasting his talents in idle luxury and this puts you off the book initially. But then of course this is a set-up for a pinnacle of happiness which crashes down just abruptly. You realise the brilliance of the author who delivers this up so perfectly. Plus there are some very good scenes in Israel and Africa which provide richness to the drama as it is played out. Even better you really wont know how it will end until the last page. 

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About the author (2008)

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds, and has since written over thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His other titles include the successful The Courtneys and The Ballantynes series, and Those in Peril and Vicious Circle, featuring security operative Hector Cross. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.