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Kingfisher

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444760064

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 21st November 2013

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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Four Ukrainian Jews are engaged in a bitter fight for recognition within the Soviet Union. When one of them is captured after shooting a policeman, they know time is running out. Their only hope is to hijack a plane, fly to the West and then on to Israel.

Britain is the only country that allows the plane to land. Charlie Webster, an Intelligence officer, is brought in to negotiate with the hijackers: are they political refugees or dangerous criminals? As the British government prevaricates, the hijackers become increasingly desperate, losing patience – and control.

Reviews

Brilliant... Palm-sweating tension
<i>New York Times</i>
Full of suspense... All too credible
<i>Daily Telegraph</i>
Unusually good... convincing and exciting... meticulously and skillfully sketched
<i>Financial Times</i>
The best novel yet about the chilling background to hijacking and society's answer to it
<i>The Times</i>