It is 1918 and the race is on. Britain and Germany stand ready. Each is determined to destroy the other. The struggle will be titanic, but as they gather their strength for the final onslaught one place on the Western Front remains crucial to them both – the Ste Helene Salient. The British hold it. The Germans want it back.
Many will play their part in the unfolding drama; a grieving mother who spies for British Intelligence; a stormtrooper whose heart is filled with hatred; a German princess who must choose between love and patriotism; a Major in the Royal Flying Corps who struggles to find beauty in the ugliness of war; and a little narrow-gauge locomotive called the Iron Horse.
Fliegerkanone is the third novel in the ‘Kanone’ series. It brings to a climactic conclusion the re-imagining of Homer’s Iliad and the legend of Troy.