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    • Publication date:21 Nov 2013

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By Gerald Seymour

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'Palm-sweating tension.' New York Times

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.

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  • ISBN: 9781444760064
  • Publication date: 21 Nov 2013
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Brilliant... Palm-sweating tension — New York Times
Full of suspense... All too credible — Daily Telegraph
Unusually good... convincing and exciting... meticulously and skillfully sketched — Financial Times
The best novel yet about the chilling background to hijacking and society's answer to it — The Times
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