V2

by Robert Harris

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    Fiction

    Paperback

    9781787460980

    Published by Arrow

    Published July 2021

    8.99 Owl loyalty points

    ‘Captures the real nature of war. Gripping’ Ben MacIntyre

    Rudi Graf used to dream of sending a rocket to the moon.

    Instead, he has helped to create the world’s most sophisticated weapon: the V2 ballistic missile, capable of delivering a one-ton warhead at three times the speed of sound. In a desperate gamble to avoid defeat in the winter of 1944, Hitler orders ten thousand to be built. Graf is tasked with firing these lethal ‘vengeance weapons’ at London.

    Kay Caton-Walsh is an officer in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force who joins a unit of WAAFs on a mission to newly liberated Belgium. Armed with little more than a slide rule and a few equations, Kay and her colleagues will attempt to locate and destroy the launch sites. As the death toll soars, Graf and Kay fight their grim, invisible war – until one final explosion of violence causes their destinies to collide …

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