Eyes Turned Skywards
Wing Commander Robert Sutherland has left his days as a pre-war detective far behind him. Or so he thinks. On 25 August 1942 the Duke of Kent, brother of King George VI, is killed in northern Scotland in an unexplained air crash; a second crash soon after suggests a shared, possibly sinister, cause.
Bob Sutherland is tasked with visiting the aircraft's base in Oban and the first crash site in Caithness to gather clues as to who might have had reason to sabotage one, or both, of the aircraft.
Set against the background of a country that is far from united behind Winston Churchill, and the ever-present threat from the enemy, we follow Bob as he unravels layers of deceit and intrigue far beyond anything he expects.
This novel reflects on the rumours and theories surrounding a number of real-life events, including the death of the Duke of Kent and the aircraft crashes of Short Sunderland W4032 and Avro Anson DJ106.
Reviews from Amazon.
Second world war mystery / thriller set in and around RAF bases in the Scottish highlands. Murder, espionage and conspiracy theories blended in a mix of fact and fiction to create an exciting journey in the search for the truth behind the plane crash of the Duke of Kent in the Scottish highlands in 1942. An enjoyable and entertaining read which would appeal particularly for those interested in the second world war, RAF or unsolved mysteries.
A cracking good read. Excellent for a first novel. Well researched and the twists and turns of the plot kept going to the very end. I'm looking forward to Ken Lussey's next novel.
Sought out this book after reading ‘The danger of life’ and wasn’t disappointed. A cracking read. Hopefully there will be more to come