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Night Flight to Paris

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Paris, 1943.

The swastika flies from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Soldiers clad in field grey patrol the streets. Buildings have been renamed, books banned, art stolen and people disappeared. Amongst the missing is an Allied intelligence cell.

Gone to ground? Betrayed? Dead? Britain's Special Operations Executive need to find out. They recruit ex-Parisian and Bletchley

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Published August 9th 2018 by Head of Zeus
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Lou
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was drawn to award winning author and screenwriter David Gilman's 'Night Flight To Paris' as it sounded like a spy thriller uniquely mixed with Second World War history. I am so pleased I chose to read this - it wholeheartedly blew me away!

Set in Paris, France in 1943, during World War II, the story follows Bletchley Park cryptographer Henry Mitchell whose wife and daughter were separated from him as they tried to escape from the Germans, and remain in Paris. When he is offered a secret missio
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Kate
This stand alone war thriller is magnificent. I couldn't read it fast enough. Clever, complex, gripping, emotionally engaging, terrifying. And so much more. Review to follow shortly on For Winter Nights.
Cathy
An author writing a book set in World War 2 featuring the French Resistance is entering pretty crowded – or should I say occupied (sorry) – territory. There’s Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale and Kate Mosse’s Citadel, to name but two. Thankfully, in David Gilman’s skilful hands, the reader will find plenty that is original and compelling in Night Flight to Paris.

What I particularly admired was the way the author convincingly portrayed the constant state of jeopardy in which those working underco
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Annette
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy 2nd word war stories and spy thrillers so this book appealed to me as it covered all bases.
Set in ww2 France it is the story of Henry Mitchell, a Bletchley Park cryptographer whose wife and daughter are stuck in war torn Paris after they got separated from him when trying to escape.
When he is given the opportunity to go back to France on a secret mission for the SOE he jumps at the chance as he wants to find his family.
This book is full of thrills and double crosses. No one can be truste
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Rosie Amber
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller, world-war-2
Night Flight To Paris is a second world war thriller.

The book opens in Paris, as members of the resistance are hunted and captured. Cell members have been working to smuggle an important informer out of France. However, it’s possible that there’s a traitor at work.

Ex-Parisian Harry Mitchell works in Britain as a code-breaker. He doesn’t have a military background, but he knows Paris and he was involved with setting up escape lines for refuges and stranded airmen early in the war. Now he’s asked
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Greville Waterman
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic book.

I am sucker for well written and researched second world war spy thrillers and this one is well up there with the best of this genre.

Gilman is an excellent writer and he captures the atmosphere of war-torn Paris perfectly as well as the terror that lies just beneath the surface as he portrays a city where nobody is exactly who they pretend to be and death and betrayal are on every street corner.

The book flows effortlessly and he knows how to tell a story as the reader is dr
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Ruth
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Paris, 1943.
The swastika flies from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Soldiers clad in field grey patrol the streets. Buildings have been renamed, books banned, art stolen and people disappeared. Amongst the missing is an Allied intelligence cell.
Bletchley park codebreaker Mitchell is recruited to return to the city he once lived in and fled 2 years before.
This is a rollercoaster of a book as Mitchell tries to evade capture by the Nazis. It's full of action.
Mitchell is an interesting character,clever
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Gary B Thompson
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gilman goes modern...ish

I loved the Master of War series but felt it it had reached a point where it needed a break.
I wasn't totally convinced with Last Horseman but will try again soon.
This then had me wondering whether he was a medieval one trick pony. I was hooked early on and loved it. Twists and surprises are in most chapters and tension abounds throughout. It made me feel bad about discarding the Horseman too early.
Enjoy.
stuart fogarty
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Terrific

This is a super war story that's so readable and well written, its a rarity. Super. It's a long time since I read something so good and you'll be the same. Don't hesitate, just get it and be transported back to ww2 France. But be aware. There's Gestapo everywhere.....
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Resistance adventure against the Gestapo

Harry Mitchell, from Paris, was the code-breaker at Bletchley Park. The people from Special Operations Executive (the forerunner of MI-6) asked him to return to the then-Occupied Paris from where he fled two years earlier after the Nazi overran France.

The Gestapo and the Abwehr fought each other for the dominance of France. The Gestapo captured some people, who were not seen again. They searched for the man – Harry Mitchell under his alias – after the plan
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David Gilman was raised in Liverpool and educated in Wales. By the time he was 16 he was driving a battered 1946 Ford, ferrying construction workers in the African bush. A variety of jobs followed in different countries: fire and rescue, forestry work, JCB driver, window dresser and professional photographer in an advertising agency. He served in the Parachute Regiment’s Reconnaissance Platoon and ...more