Before I say anything else I have to say I love the books Robert Harris writes. But……
This story all felt a bit like an introduction for something that should be longer, much longer.
Section Officer Kay Canton-Walsh has specialised in finding launch sites of the V1s and the test sites of the V2s using ariel reconnaissance photos.
Dr Rudi Graf, is a German rocket Scientist who dreamt of sending rockets to the moon, but instead sent ballistic missiles to London
One of Graf’s rockets nearly kills Canton-Walsh whilst she’s having an affair with a senior officer in his London home.
This sets in motion a chain of events that that sees both Graf, as a matter of conscience, and Canton-Walsh, as a matter of duty, trying to stop the bombs hitting London in the closing months of the war.
That is basically it. Not much happens. In fact this feels like the synopsis of a bigger story, the skeleton on which a deeper, or longer story should be fashioned.
Publishers Random House
Publishing date 17th September 2020