Romantic Novelists' Association

For Squadron Leader Alex Everton, dogfights in his Spitfire have become his way of life. He knows every time he goes up in the air he might not make it home again, but he’ll keep fighting, anyway.

The boys in blue seem to be winning the Battle of Britain, but during a raid on Dieppe the Luftwaffe gain the upper hand and Alex’s spitfire is shot down. Alex expects to either drown in the water beneath him or be incarcerated in a German prisoner of war camp. Instead, he becomes an evader, dodging the enemy as he tries to get back home to Blighty.

If his luck holds, Alex will soon be reunited with his beloved wife Barbara, but it’s a long way from Dieppe to Gibraltar, then home, and his journey is fraught with danger, disaster and difficulty.