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|Tags:||adventure, fiction, war, World War II|
Lance Lovell is a British counter-espionage officer. His younger brother, Rodney, unaware of this, asks Lance to let him come with him on one of the trips he is so frequently making, and after some demur Lance agrees. When Rodney has shown his quality he becomes a sort of unofficial assistant to Lance, and the two fare forth together on dangerous errands. On the successful conclusion of their exploits, Rodney expresses the opinion that, in comparison with the Secret Service, any other occupation would seem tame.—Dust Cover. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Johns, W. E. (William Earl)
William Earl Johns (1893-1968), better known as Capt. W. E. Johns, was a British author noted for his juvenile fiction featuring stories about pilots and flying. Johns first career was as a sanitary inspector but he soon gave it up to enlist in the army at the beginning of World War I. He saw action during the Gallipoli Campaign and also served garrison duty in Egypt. Afterwards he applied to serve in the Royal Flying Corps. He was posted to a flying school in England where he trained pilots. In the 1930s he began to write fiction basing his stories on his flying experience. All told he wrote over 150 novels and short stories for young boys and girls. (wejohns.com)
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