Mosquito pilot Bob Ross had been sent to kill a Nazi general. Already the mission had been cursed with bad luck and, of the three planes that had started out, only his Mossie was left. So it was all up to Bob and his French navigator, Paul Mallon.
From the mad, hate-filled look in the Frenchman's eyes, though, Bob reckoned that the Germans weren't the only enemy he would have to cope with…
With echoes of the Amiens Jail raid, this book seems tailor-made for an air story with plenty of aerial action filling its pages. To a certain extent, that's true, but artist Collado is called on to illustrate an attempted murder mystery as well. Actually make that a potential attempted murder as Monty has managed to introduce a certain amount of doubt about that.
If Ian Kennedy's bold orange-skied cover points directly to an air story and the plot to something else, you could be forgiven for thinking the tale might be confused. But there is no split personality here, the whole flows together and pulls you along like a Merlin engine.
Well chosen, Sam Leigh.
Calum Laird, Commando Editor
Note: Originally published as Commando No 793 (June 1973) and re-issued as No 2052 (January 1987).