Lewes, Book Guild, 1998. 162 pp. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. This is a gripping novel set in 1915. When Hawker and his criminally inclined sergeant have a dogfight with a German plane, Hawker notices his enemy's innovation ' a forward-firing gun. So the pair set off on a thrill-packed mission to steal one of these new planes from a German-held aerodrome. They also get wind of a German plot to attack Verdun and are promptly sent back behind enemy lines to find out more with German Military Intelligence soon on their trail'