By Alan Savage
As World War II rages, The Whirlwind concludes the gripping saga of the Bayley family.
In the winter of 1942, it’s the job of Max Bayley, a young German General, to protect the transport planes dropping supplies to the stranded Wehrmacht in Russia. While Max’s mission seems doomed to failure, the Luftwaffe is facing even worse on the Western Front, where they confront the RAF’s formidable new Mosquito aircraft.
Reichsmarschall Goering knows the war cannot be won without the Mosquito, and orders military intelligence to obtain the specifications at any cost. This they endeavour to do by targeting the wife of Mosquito Squadron Leader, John Bayley — Max’s half-brother. But this marks the point at which blood really does run thicker than water…
The Whirlwind tells the story of two young men united by blood but separated by ideology, and of a family that longs to reunite. It’s written with close attention to detail and is therefore a perfect read for aviation and military history enthusiasts, as well as all who enjoy compelling family sagas.