A classic adventure from the author of A Town Like Alice and On the Beach.
When Peter Moran picks up a man on the roadside while driving through a bitter rainy night on the South Downs, he embarks upon an adventure that will lead him into treasonous international plots, flying adventures and tests of both his bravery and his loyalty.
“Any book by Nevil Shute is a delight”
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