Operation Napoleon

Operation Napoleon

Arnaldur Indridason
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Author:  Arnaldur Indridason
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  336
Publisher:  Vintage Publishing
Year:  2010
ISBN:  9781846552854

1945: a German bomber flies over Iceland in a blizzard; the crew have lost their way and eventually crash on the Vatnajoekull glacier, the largest in Europe. Inexplicably, there are both German and American officers on board. One of the senior German officers claims that their best chance of survival is to try to walk to the nearest farm and sets off, a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist. He soon disappears into the white vastness.

1999, mid-winter, and the US Army is secretively trying to remove an aeroplane from the Vatnajoekull glacier. By coincidence two young Icelanders become involved - but will pay with their lives. Before they are captured, one of the two contacts his sister, Kristin, who will not rest until she discovers the truth of her brother's fate. Her pursuit puts her in great danger, leading her on a long and hazardous journey in search of the key to the riddle about Operation Napoleon.