V2

V2

the Sunday Times bestselling World War II thriller

Summary

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THE TOP RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK FOR SUMMER 2021
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'Immersive' Guardian
'Stunning' Daily Express
'Riveting' Telegraph
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Victory is close. Vengeance is closer.

Rudi Graf used to dream of sending a rocket to the moon. Instead, he has helped to create the world's most sophisticated weapon: the V2 ballistic missile, capable of delivering a one-ton warhead at three times the speed of sound.

In a desperate gamble to avoid defeat in the winter of 1944, Hitler orders ten thousand to be built. Graf is tasked with firing these lethal 'vengeance weapons' at London.

Kay Caton-Walsh is an officer in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force who joins a unit of WAAFs on a mission to newly liberated Belgium. Armed with little more than a slide rule and a few equations, Kay and her colleagues will attempt to locate and destroy the launch sites.

As the death toll soars, Graf and Kay fight their grim, invisible war - until one final explosion of violence causes their destinies to collide...
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'A riveting read with a corker of a twist' Daily Telegraph
'Supremely readable' Observer
'Delivers one hell of a punch' Express
'Captures the real nature of war. Gripping' Ben MacIntyre

© Robert Harris 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Reviews

  • A riveting read . . . with a corker of a twist.
    Best new reads, Telegraph

About the author

Robert Harris

Robert Harris is the author of fourteen bestselling novels: the Cicero Trilogy - Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator - Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, The Ghost, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, which won four prizes including the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, Conclave, Munich, The Second Sleep and V2. His work has been translated into forty languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby.
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