The Black Box

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This exciting book will took you on an dramatic adventure, a quest of survival in which two smugglers are doing their best to get away from the Kalahari Desert.

Caractéristiques

Finitions Cartonné ( reliure à dos rond )
Particularités Exemplaire dédié
État Ancien, comme neuf
Nb. de pages 253
Année d'édition 1971
Langue(s) Anglais
Format 14 x 21 x 3 cm

Description

A small aircraft is flying over the Kalahari Desert 150 miles from nowhere - Brian Battison and Don Boyne aboard. The petrol gauge drops, the engine splutters and cuts, smoke and fames engulf the windscreen, only skill and good luck get the plane down on to a salt pan. They are alive ; but what chance do they have of rescue marooned far off course in one of the world's bleakest and cruellest deserts ?

 

( ... ) In The Black Box, as the story develops from its dramatic opening, through a thrilling episode in which the hero smuggles arms to Israel, to the final explosive treasure - hunt which ends in drama at an African airport, ( ... )

À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
Charles Kearey

Charles Sydney Kearey ( 1916 ) was born in Durban ( current Province of KwaZulu - Natal, South Africa ). 


Moving to the United Kingdom, he served in the Royal Air Force ( R.A.F. ) as a pilot in No. 211 Squadron ( June 30th, 1937 - April 1938 ). Then, he travelled to Egypt and was posted to No. 14 Squadron at Amman ( Trans - Jordan ). Resigning on June 25th, 1939, he was seconded to the South African Air Force ( S.A.A.F. ). 


In January 1945, Major Charles S. Kearey was awarded the Air Force Cross. 


When peace came, he led an equally adventurous life, operating Halifaxes between Rome and Palestine for the Jewish forces and later flew aircraft for ex - president Moïse Kapenda Tshombe in the Congo Civil War. He was also an Imperial Airways captain and later pilot for the South African airline Comair. 


Charles S. Kearey has published a handful of books, such as : Overload ( with Charles S. Kearey, 1970 ), Last Plane from Uli ( 1972 ). 


( sources : The Black Box, thebagleybrief.com )

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