Flight of Eagles (Dougal Munro and Jack Carter Series #3)

Flight of Eagles (Dougal Munro and Jack Carter Series #3)

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Flight of Eagles 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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TomBarnes39 More than 1 year ago
Identical twin boys and Tarquin ¿ a stuffed bear.
Max and Harry Kelso were born in France just before the end of World War I and grew up in Boston. Tarquin, the mascot bear, belonged to the twin¿s father, Jack Kelso, and had his initial flight with the World War I ace in a Bristol fighter. Tarquin, the good luck charm, was with Kelso on every subsequent flight until they were eventually shot down.
Jack Kelso was injured in the crash and hospitalized. During the time of his recuperation he fell in love with and later married the strikingly beautiful Baroness Elsa Von Halder.
Following the war the family lived in grand style in Boston.
The boys went to the best schools and on their tenth birthday, as a treat, their father drove them to the airfield and took them for a ride. They loved it.
Jack Kelso died in and automobile accident out west and the twins inherited Tarquin the bear. The boys never argued about who owned him, however the fact that Max as the eldest son by ten minutes would inherit the title of Baron Max Von Halder as well as Tarquin.
After the death of her husband Elsa wanted to return to Germany and reclaim the estate and the Von Halder name. Abe Kelso, the grandfather held the purse strings, but Elsa bargained for his help with the expenses. Abe agreed and also allowed the young Max Von Halder to travel with his mother to Germany.
Baroness Elsa Von Halder set about restoring her aristocratic name and re establishing the Von Halder estate near Berlin.
Hermann Goring had flown with Elsa¿s father in WW I. Using that family connection and accompanying Goring to party functions she gained immediate acceptance to the upper class of German society. The Baroness met them all Hitler, Goebbels and the rest of the Nazi Party.
Soon after the war got under way Max used his family influence with Goring, head of the Luftwaffe, to be put on flying status. It worked and Max flew everything the German¿s operated and quickly became an ace and hero to the German people.
Before America got into the war Harry went to England and volunteered for duty in the British Royal Air force.
Jack Higgins then makes a mirror image featuring the twins flying abilities with Max for the Germans and Harry flying for the Brits.
The plot includes the use of the twins in an attempt to assassinate the Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower, and the emotions involved. The brothers flying for opposite sides in the war plays itself out in the skies over Germany, France and England. Tarquin, the mascot was lost in a fiery crash. Higgins leads the reader through a page turning adventure and brings it to a satisfactory conclusion.
Tom Barnes author of `The Goring Collection.¿
Guest More than 1 year ago
A moveing tail of 2 brothers split apart after the death of there father. both men fly military air craft on opposing sides of the war and are the best that the R.A.F and the Luftwaffe have... they will come to judge every thing they know and there out look on life will alter. this is a great book which is so well writen you do not know you are reading and you will not put it down until it is over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an exellent tale about an american pilot in the R.A.F. in WW2 and his brother, a german ace.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Hi, I am a 16 year old girl in the 10th grade and we were required to read this book for the Honors World History class. I got this book about a month ago.....and it took me about a month to read it, because I absolutely HATE BOOKS and i'm the slowest reader ever! But after you get passed page 150 in this book, it begins to get really exciting, anyways, I enjoyed it alot, and it has a sad ending!! Go get it, if you like WWII mystery novels!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not put the book down once I started. I loved how the story was tied into the past and the present. Very believable! Pilots in WWII often flew with good luck charms, this just happened to be a stuffed bear. This is just good fun reading!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my first Higgins book. It was a very well written and told story. It was much like other books of his i have read, it starts off fairly slow but gets MUCH better. It isn't the best of Higgins writing i have seen but it is definetly worth reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the second book I've read by Jack Higgins, the first being The White House Connection.That was a very good book, and thats why I decided to read Flight of Eagles.This book never seemed to get off the ground. After reading of air heroics, which it is hard to believe, and even harded to shape into one's mind as far as the manuevers this book took forever to get into the real plot, which was to assassinate Eisenhower. This book did not hold my interest and quite frankly I only finished it because it was a short book to read. I knew somewhere the story has to fly. Maybe a good movie for TV.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I once read the great book 'The eagle has landed' by Higgins and so I wanted to read the 'Flight of Eagles'. The latter was not very good unfortunately. I read it in 48 hours (must be my record) and I was a bit disappointed. The plot is ruined by too many characters and side-plots, the brothers seem to get medals even for taking the dog out. Higgins has many factual errors like his claim that the Finns used in their 'Winter War of 1939-40' Me-109 fighters or Fi-156 recon planes, Finns never had neither. He also says that the Finns surrendered in February the 12th 1940. Not true, the Finns did not surrender, an armstice was signed on the 13th Feb. 1940 (There´s a big diffrence) and Finland remained an independent country. And then there´s the Himmler´s aid 'Bubi' Hartmann, a former Luftwaffe pilot. I wonder where did Higgins thought up that one? In real life there indeed was man called Erich 'Bubi' Hartmann, he was the most succesfull pilot the world has ever known, scored 352 aerial victories in the Russian Front. I wish Higgins had invented a name of his own rather than dragging Hartmann into this mess. Phew, back to the plot. I think that the story goes a bit ridicilous in the end and the story just loses it point. I give the book 2 out of 5.