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Eagle at Taranto

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World War Two.

Mark Ward has left the Royal College of Music to start flying planes for the Swordfish battalion.

His first mission with his battalion and faithful aircraft Ethel is to search the seas for the enemy Italian ships.

Then he learns that an Italian fleet of two battleships, sixteen cruisers and close on thirty destroyers are less than 40 miles away and there are rumours of an air attack on Taranto.

But the sheltering Italian battleships and cruisers were more heavily defended than anything previously attacked by the slow, lumbering carrier-based, torpedo planes.

Meanwhile, American War correspondent Katy Sandford, new to her job but learning fast, also understands the importance and the risks of the Taranto raid when she leaves for Cairo.

When their paths cross, there is immediate chemistry and slowly, a romance develops.

But they are both caught up in the developing war as the British prepare to attack.

The operation JUDGEMENT is put in place.

Everyone Katy meets seems to be a casualty of war where the losses are mounting.

Will Mark make it through his toughest mission and find his way back to Katy?

Can they find love amidst the war and its brutality?

And most importantly, will they both make it out alive?

Praise for Alan Evans:

'It highly polished. fast-moving tale, full of action' - Nautical Review

Alan Evans is a highly talented thriller writer who vividly and evocatively re-creates the atmosphere of the First and Second World Wars, he is also the author of three children's books. Born in Sunderland, he was a member of the Royal Artillery (Volunteers) for many years, and has served both at home and abroad. For two years he was a gunner and he later went on to be a survey sergeant in various R.A. units. Married with two sons, the author lives at Walton-on-Thames in Surrey where he is working on his next novel.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.

Genre: Thriller    

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Used availability for Alan Evans's Eagle at Taranto

Hardback Editions

May 1988 : UK Hardback

Title: Eagle at Taranto
Author(s): Alan Evans
ISBN: 0-7089-1797-6 / 978-0-7089-1797-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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June 1987 : UK Hardback

Title: Eagle at Taranto
Author(s): Alan Evans
ISBN: 0-340-39526-5 / 978-0-340-39526-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2001 : UK Paperback

Title: Eagle at Taranto
Author(s): Alan Evans
ISBN: 0-7551-0568-0 / 978-0-7551-0568-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: House of Stratus
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November 1988 : UK Paperback

Title: Eagle at Taranto (Coronet Books)
Author(s): Alan Evans
ISBN: 0-340-48918-9 / 978-0-340-48918-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Coronet Books
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