The Wrong Side of the Sky [NOOK Book]

Overview

Jack Clay, an ex-Royal Air Force pilot, makes a threadbare living flying charter cargos of dubious legitimacy around the Mediterranean. Time catching up with him, and financial stability nowhere to be seen, his dreams of owning an airplane and his own chartering company are as distant as ever.

All this changes in Athens when Clay bumps into an old war-time buddy, who is now helping the former Nawab of Tungabhadra recover his stolen fortune. ...
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The Wrong Side of the Sky

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Overview

Jack Clay, an ex-Royal Air Force pilot, makes a threadbare living flying charter cargos of dubious legitimacy around the Mediterranean. Time catching up with him, and financial stability nowhere to be seen, his dreams of owning an airplane and his own chartering company are as distant as ever.

All this changes in Athens when Clay bumps into an old war-time buddy, who is now helping the former Nawab of Tungabhadra recover his stolen fortune. Clay joins the hunt, but he is not the only one looking; there are many men—and women—who are prepared to lie and cheat, murder and maim, in order to get to the diamonds first…

First published in 1961, The Wrong Side of the Sky was Gavin Lyall’s debut novel and became an international bestseller.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781448210794
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 1/7/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 680,662
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Gavin Lyall (1932-2003) was a Royal Airforce pilot, journalist, and prolific author of spy and aviation thrillers.

His years as a Royal Air Force pilot lent his fast paced, tautly written aviation thrillers authenticity. His first novel, The Wrong Side of the Sky, was inspired by his personal experiences in the Libyan and Greece and became an international bestseller. He also worked as a journalist, first with the Picture Post and the BBC, then as the Sunday Times' aviation correspondent.
Gavin Lyall (1932-2003) lived in Hampstead and enjoyed sailing on the Thames in his motor cruiser. From 1959 to 1962 he was a newspaper reporter and the aviation correspondent for the Sunday Times. His first novel, The Wrong Side of the Sky, was published in 1961, drawing from his personal experiences in the Libyan Desert and in Greece. Lyall left journalism in 1963 to become a full-time author, writing 17 novels before his death in 2003.
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  • Posted February 28, 2014

    This is highly recommended.

    An excellent read. You won't be disappointed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2014

    Recommended

    This was abook that constantly moved locations which kept you looking for clues. You could figure out just enough to keep your interest up but not be able to figure out the final chapter.

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