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Description - Ascent by Jed Mercurio

Yefgenii Yeremin is a flyer and he is a phantom. In the Korean War, he is the legendary ace dubbed Ivan the Terrible , shooting down more American jets than any other pilot in history. But the Soviet Union s involvement in Korea must be kept secret, so Yefgenii is exiled to a remote Arctic base, his name unknown, his victories uncelebrated. But in 1964, a man arrives from Moscow, from the Space Committee, in search of a volunteer prepared to sacrifice everything for his country...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099468523
ISBN-10: 0099468522
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - 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.

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Ascent by Jed Mercurio
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Bodies by Jed Mercurio
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