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The Falklands, 1999 – a vital strategic stronghold and a prize gem in the oil-rich South Atlantic. For RAF pilot Sean Riever it is a place of ghosts. For Jane Clark, the only female navigator in the squadron, it’s a place of tough decisions. Sean’s compulsion to live up to a legendary hero leads him towards a woman whose loneliness matches his own. Then a Royal Navy nuclear submarine disappears, and Argentine jet fighters penetrate the Exclusion Zone. As Sean and his companions stave off wave after wave of enemy attacks, their fight to protect the islands becomes an epic battle for survival – in which victory can only be achieved at a terrible price…

Reviews

Startlingly pertinent . . . A thriller with a serious message
The Times
Fresh and compelling...as good as anything written by Jeffrey Archer or Dick Francis
Daily Mail
Bristles with topicality and anger
Daily Telegraph
John Nichol straps you in and doesn't let you out until the very last page
Andy McNab
An exciting and topical debut...skates perilously close to real life
Mail on Sunday
The glimpses of aerial combat are brilliant - you can smell the hot oil, the sweat and the fear
Daily Telegraph