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The Wrong Side of the Sky epub ebook

by Gavin Lyall

The Wrong Side of the Sky epub ebook

Author: Gavin Lyall
Category: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Pan Macmillan (December 31, 1966)
Pages: 240 pages
ISBN: 0330104888
ISBN13: 978-0330104883
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 256
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In the 1990s Lyall changed literary direction once again, and wrote four semi-historical thrillers about the fledgling British secret service in the years leading up to World War I. Gavin Lyall died of cancer in 2003.

Feb 22, 2018 David Evans rated it liked it. Shelves: thrillers. In the 1990s Lyall changed literary direction once again, and wrote four semi-historical thrillers about the fledgling British secret service in the years leading up to World War I.

First published in 1961, The Wrong Side of the Sky was Gavin Lyall's debut novel and became an international bestseller. Espionage Thriller & Crime. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

I've been reading Gavin Lyall since the 1960s, and revelling in his ingenious plots, his insightful characterisation . But somehow, it must have been some sort of blank spot, I failed to read his first book, "The Wrong Side of Sky".

I've been reading Gavin Lyall since the 1960s, and revelling in his ingenious plots, his insightful characterisation, and his tense action sequences. Now I won't say this was his very best, but it's up there with "Shooting Script" and "The Most Dangerous Game".

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The characters in this book are entirely.

The wrong side of the sky. Gavin lyall. The characters in this book are entirely. imaginary and bear no relation to any. living person.

All this changes in Athens when Clay bumps into an old wartime buddy helping the former Nawab of Tungabhadra recover his stolen fortune.

The Wrong Side of the Sky is the debut novel by English author Gavin Lyall, first published in 1961. It is written in the first person narrative.

Gavin Lyall was also a wargamer and appeared in "Battleground", a Tyne Tees television series on miniature war .

Gavin Lyall was also a wargamer and appeared in "Battleground", a Tyne Tees television series on miniature war gaming in 1978. Lyall won the British Crime Writers' Association's Silver Dagger award in both 1964 and 1965. The aviation thrillers (The Wrong Side Of The Sky, The Most Dangerous Game, Shooting Script, and Judas Country), and what might be called "Euro-thrillers" revolving around international crime in Europe (Midnight Plus One, Venus With Pistol, and Blame The Dead). All these books were written in the first person, with a sardonic style reminiscent of the "hard-boiled private-eye" genre.

Reviews (7)
Monam
This book is well plotted with the main characters well developed and interesting. You also learn a lot about flying while reading the book and the ending is somewhat surprising.

Faezahn
Great

Jothris
I first read this in England in 1978. Lyall is an English treasure that American publishers largely overlooked. Solid action, great characters, a little discrete romance, and "a man's got to do what a man's got to do." For pure entertainment, it doesn't get any better.

Rleyistr
This one is from years ago and still in my mind it's right up there along with some of the top mystery/thrillers coming out today.

mIni-Like
Down to earth adventure story. Very satisfying without the techno-thriller nonsense of modern and boring super- heros.

Mavivasa
A VERY GOOD READ 4 STAR

Samut
Unforgettable times

British thriller writer Gavin Lyall has largely fallen off the map and this is a shame, because he wrote some tight, atmospheric thrillers. "Wrong side of the sky" was the first and is still a good read, despite the many years since it first appeared (1961). Lyall had served in the Royal Air Force in the Middle East in the 1950s and put a lot of knowledge into the book, which tells the tale of two down-on-their-luck pilots who -- thanks to convictions for gun-running -- have no chance of making it into the big time. The two are slumming around in the Middle East, flying beat-up planes and taking dubious jobs from dubious employers, when suddenly they learn about a chance to make a huge amount of money. To do so they need to discover a cache of jewels on board a plane that crashed many years ago. I won't give away any more, save to say that the book keeps up the suspense to the end and doesn't cut any corners. Nor does it engage in the cheap surprises and ludicrous plot twists of the kind that spoil so many thrillers these days.

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