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A Sunlit Weapon: The thrilling wartime mystery

A Sunlit Weapon: The thrilling wartime mystery (Hardback)

By Winspear, Jacqueline

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Late September, 1942. Jo Hardy, a 22-year-old ferry pilot, is delivering a Spitfire to Biggin Hill Aerodrome when she realizes someone is shooting at her aircraft. When she returns to the location on foot, she finds an American serviceman in a barn, tied up and gagged. Jo hurries... away, but can't shake the image of the serviceman from her mind. Several days later, when Jo recounts the story to several other women, she receives the news that Erica, another ferry pilot-flying the same route she had-has been killed in a crash near Kent. Erica's death is attributed to pilot error, but Jo is convinced there is a link between her own experience and Erica's-and that of Jo's dead fiance, who was killed over a year earlier under inexplicable circumstances in the same area. At the suggestion of an Australian colleague, Jo takes her suspicions to Maisie Dobbs, along with two pages of coded notes she found in the barn. If someone is trying to take down much-needed pilots, Maisie wants to find out why-and what happened to the bound American serviceman. But before she can even begin to investigate, her new husband, Mark Scott, finds the documents and demands to know how they came to be in her possession: The papers pertain to an upcoming diplomatic mission by Eleanor Roosevelt on behalf of the United States' president-and now the First Lady's safety has been compromised. To protect Eleanor's life-and possibly the safety of all of London-Maisie must quickly uncover the connection between the pilot deaths, the mysterious American soldier, and the top-secret documents.
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ISBN 9780749028220
Released NZ 3 May 2022
Publisher Allison & Busby
Format Hardback
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Series Maisie Dobbs
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ISBN-13 9780749028220
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Allison & Busby
Imprint Allison & Busby
Released 3 May 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Winspear, Jacqueline
Series Maisie Dobbs
Category Historical Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Great Britain - Fiction - History - George VI, 1936-1952
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade