A truly stunning novel -- spare, powerful and ultimately awesome -- Ascent will propel Jed Mercurio into the first rank of British novelists. Yefgenil Yeremin is a flyer and he is a phantom. In the Korean War he shoots down more American jets than any other pilot in history. He becomes the legendary ace dubbed "Ivan the Terrible." But the Soviet Union's involvement in Korea must be kept secret, so his name remains unknown, his victories uncelebrated. "From the Hardcover edition."
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"This is fighting fit, muscular prose, which carries no dead weight. In short, it's that rarest of things -- a highbrow book that's vertiginously thrilling."-"Observer" "Ascent is storytelling of a high caliber; fully imagined, finely crafted."-"Guardian"
About Jed Mercurio
Jed Mercurio's first novel Bodies was chosen as one of the five best debuts of 2002 by the Guardian. His adaptation of Bodies won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama Series of 2005. While at Medical School, Jed Mercurio received extensive flying training in the Royal Air Force, with the aim of becoming a physician-pilot. He resigned his commission in 1992 and, after beginning a career as a hospital doctor, he became a full-time writer in 1994.
Ascent by Jed Mercurio
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.