A classic adventure from the author of A Town Like Alice and On the Beach.
Jerry Chambers, a fresh-faced young pilot, mistakenly sinks a British submarine. He is reprimanded and sent to a remote posting to test an experimental new bomb, a dangerous mission far away from the girl he loves. While Jerry risks his life, his sweetheart Mona sets about clearing her lover's name...but will she be too late?
“A admirably good story, full of drama and good humour”
“A good simple story...genuinely moving”
“Direct, simple, wholly free from highfalutin nonsense and entirely charming”
“Exciting reading of war on land and in the air”
“A story that grips the reader with its quiet veracity, its truth to character, its understanding of the young man of the R.A.F and the nature of their job, of the so much owing so many to so few. The story has pace and excitement, unforced sentiment and wholly unaffected gaiety...Alive, humourous and finely restrained in feeling throughout...fascinating descriptions of Service operations...thrilling and eloquent”
Times Literary Supplement