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The defector

Hadfield, Chris, 1959-2024
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Israel, late 1973. As the Yom Kippur War flares into life, a state-of-the-art Soviet MIG fighter is racing at breakneck speed over the arid scrublands below - and promptly disappears. NASA Flight Controller and former US Navy test pilot Kaz Zemeckis watches the scene from the ground - and is quickly pulled into a dizzying, high-stakes game of spies, lies and a possible high-level defection that plays out across three continents. The prize is beyond value: the secrets of the Soviets' mythical 'Foxbat' MiG-25, the fastest, highest-flying fighter plane in the world and the key to Cold War air supremacy. But every defection is double-edged with risk, and Kaz must tread a careful line between trust and suspicion.
Main title:
The defector / Chris Hadfield.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Quercus, 2024.
Collation:
368 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: 2023.
ISBN:
9781529423136 (pbk)
Dewey class:
813.6FAFTHR
LC class:
PR9199.4.H3265
Local class:
FT Pbk
Language:
English
BRN:
3932509
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