Operation Magpie: An Aviation Thriller

Operation Magpie: An Aviation Thriller

by R. R. Powell
     
 
Operation Magpie
An Aviation Thriller
by R. R. Powell

Operation Magpie was inspired by the true story of the projects to retrieve advanced German aircraft when the war in Europe ended in May 1945. In his writing, Royal Navy pilot Eric Brown not only included detailed descriptions of the airplanes, but let slip that he employed Luftwaffe pilots to fly

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Operation Magpie
An Aviation Thriller
by R. R. Powell

Operation Magpie was inspired by the true story of the projects to retrieve advanced German aircraft when the war in Europe ended in May 1945. In his writing, Royal Navy pilot Eric Brown not only included detailed descriptions of the airplanes, but let slip that he employed Luftwaffe pilots to fly them. Writing the biography of American fighter ace Urban “Ben” Drew led Boom Powell to research the air war in Europe, which in turn led to the factual background of Operation Magpie. Boom’s own aviation experience is considerable and adds authenticity to the flying sequences.

Interest in the Second World War remains high. Operation Magpie contains enough fact to be educational while the romance, flying, and mystery make an entertaining read.

Operation Magpie is an aviation adventure novel primarily set in Europe in the days immediately after the end of World War II. A fictional RAF Wing Commander John Hull and U.S. Navy fighter pilot Peter Nagel form a team with four ex-Luftwaffe pilots to fly the latest Luftwaffe aircraft to England for study. British intelligence reveals one of the Germans will do something sinister, but Operation Magpie continues as before in order to ferret out the traitor and his supporting organization. Additional complications are the American falling in love with the widow of a Luftwaffe pilot and the British pilot’s sister falling in love with one of the German pilots. Acting together, the team snatches a hidden, advanced Messerschmitt jet before the Russians can. Who the renegade German pilot is remains a mystery until just before the climactic three-way dogfight over his intended target—the Big Three conference at Potsdam.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013823648
Publisher:
IPS Books
Publication date:
12/07/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
492 KB

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