By Nick Cook

ISBN-10: 1908556285

ISBN-13: 9781908556288

First released in nice Britain in 1990 via Pan Books Ltd

The Allies are advancing on Berlin within the loss of life days of the second one international struggle, however the Russians are plotting even more than the top of the 3rd Reich. Operation Archangel's goal is for Soviet troops to blast their approach instantly to the English Channel.

With faux Soviet tanks coated up close to the German border in Czechoslovakia, British undercover agent pilots stumble throughout this difficult charade. Wing Commander Robert Fleming and Rhodesian expatriate Piet Kruze turn into front line within the attempt to defuse the Russian scheme. yet they need to first penetrate the center of the Nazi defences and scouse borrow the only weapon which could almost certainly break Archangel: the cream of the recent iteration of German jet fighter bombers.

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I mean it's not that old thing again, is it, when people asked why men climbed Mount Everest and they said, “Because it's there”? I never understood. ' Five minutes, he thought. Time ticking . . his wrist-watch . . a wheel in a wheel . . little wheel run by . . big wheel run by . . way in the middle of . . four minutes! the men snug in the rocket by now, the hive, the control board lit like Christmas morning. . His lips moved. 'All I know is it's really the end of the beginning. The Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age; from now on we'll lump all those together under one big name for when we walked on Earth and heard the birds at morning and cried with envy.

It was white as the whitest vanilla ice-cream, as the bottled milk in tenement halls at dawn. White as a winter cloud all alone in the moonlit sky late at night. Seeing it here in the warm summer night room made their breath almost show on the air. Shutting his eyes, he could see it printed on his lids. He knew what colour his dreams would be this night. 'White . . ' murmured Villanazul. ' 'Say that again,' said Gomez. Villanazul, proud yet humble, was glad to repeat his tribute. ' . . ' Shocked, the men whirled to see Vamenos in the door, wine bottles in each hand.

Manulo, Dominguez, Villanazul, Gomez, and at last, Martinez stepped on to the scales which flipped ink-stamped cards at them as Vamenos, still smiling, wildly fed pennies. Heart pounding, Martinez read the cards. 'One hundred thirty-five pounds . . one thirty-six . . one thirty-three . . one thirty-four . . one thirty-seven . . ' They all smiled upon that genius who now circled them with his arms. ' he wondered. 'All the same size, all the same dream — the suit. ' 'I haven't looked beautiful in years,' said Martinez.

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