V2 by Robert Harris
by John Bradley
The first rocket will hit London in 5 minutes’. This is a novel about the Nazi attempts, in the last six months of WW2, to rescue victory from the jaws of their inevitable defeat. Hitler’s scientists and engineers had made major advances in rocket technical knowledge but it was too late to achieve his desired result.
This experienced author (Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel) turns this informative book into a story weaving together the lives of the German inventor Wernher von Braun and a British fictional Womens’ Royal Air Force officer helping to confront the new danger. A thrilling read, just published.