"You’ll never get me up in one of
those things. They’re absolutely lethal.”
Seville, 1931. Six months after the loss of the
British airship the R101, a German Zeppelin is
coming in to land in Southern Spain.
Hilary Manningham-Butler is an MI5
operative eking out a pitiful existence on the
Rock of Gibraltar. The offer of a job in the
Americas provides a potential life line but there
are strings attached. First she must prove her
mettle to her masters in London and that means
stepping on board the Richthofen before
the airship leaves Seville.
A cache of secret documents has been
stolen from Scotland Yard and the files must be
recovered if British security is not to be
severely compromised. Hilary must put her life on
the line to discover the identity of the thief.
But as the airship makes its way across the
Atlantic towards Brazil it becomes clear that
nobody on board is quite what they seem. And there
is no guarantee that any of them will reach Rio de