The Ends of the Earth: A James Maxted Thriller

The Ends of the Earth: A James Maxted Thriller

by Robert Goddard

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802127990
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 504,994
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Robert Goddard is the Edgar Award-winning, internationally bestselling author of Long Time Coming , Past Caring , and Into the Blue , which won the first WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award and was later filmed for television. The James Maxted series also includes The Ways of the World and The Corners of the Globe. Goddard read history at the University of Cambridge and lives in Cornwall.

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Max felt the barrel of the gun pressing into his temple and his index finger being folded round the trigger.

He had always feared dying in a flying accident, as too many RFC pilots had, rather than in combat. It would have been both stupid and futile, a waste of his life as well as a good aeroplane. What was about to happen to him was similar in its unfittingness—and in the shame he felt on account of it. He had failed. He had fallen short. He had made a fatal mistake.

It could not be helped. At least, as when things went disastrously wrong in the air, it would end quickly. There was that to be said for it at any rate.

"We are ready, yes?" Pierre Dombreux nodded in evident satisfaction with his handiwork, then drew back and grimaced as he began to squeeze Max's finger against the trigger. "Adieu," he murmured.

A click sounded in Max's ear. Then—

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