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V2 Synopsis

The first rocket will take five minutes to hit London. You have six minutes to stop the second.

Rudi Graf used to dream of sending a rocket to the moon. Instead, he has helped 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. Haunted and disillusioned, Graf - who understands the volatile, deadly machine better than anyone - is tasked with firing these lethal 'vengeance weapons' at London.

Kay Caton-Walsh is an officer in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, and a survivor of a V2 strike. As the rockets devastate London, she 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.

But at this stage in the war it's hard to know who, if anyone, you can trust. As the death toll soars, Graf and Kay fight their grim, invisible war - until one final explosion of violence causes their destinies to collide.

V2 Press Reviews

Second World War buffs will enjoy Robert Harris's V2. - Independent

The king of the page-turning thriller. - i paper

An immersive thriller set against a tense historical backdrop[...]V2, like Munich is therefore more drama than thriller. For all its pace - you will zip through it in no time - the rewards are in the meta-story. But Harris's deceptively effortless prose means you barely notice. The effect is one of total immersion: you can feel the cold, taste the bacon sandwiches and imagine the trolleys squeaking across the floor. - Financial Times

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ISBN: 9781786331403
Publication date: 17/09/2020
Publisher: Hutchinson an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786331403
Publication date: 17th September 2020
Author: Robert Harris
Publisher: Hutchinson an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Second World War fiction,

About Robert Harris

Robert Harris is the author of eight bestselling novels: Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium, The Ghost, Lustrum and The Fear Index. Several of his books have been filmed, most recently The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages. He lives in the village of Kintbury, west Berkshire, with his wife Gill Hornby and a fluctuating number of children. In 2014 he was inducted into the CWA Hall of Fame.

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