Author: Alistair MacLean
Original language: English
Publisher: Book Club Associates by arrangement with William Collins Sons & Co Ltd., 1976
High up on the trapeze platform, the circus spotlights trained upon them, stood three blindfolded men clad in sparkling sequinned leotards. As the music died away, the men pulled hoods over their heads and began their intricate, faultless trapeze work. Small wonder the three men were known as “The Blind Eagles”. Bruno, Vladimir and Yoffe Wildermann — refugee brothers from East Germany — the high-spot of Tesco Wrinfield’s famous travelling circus. And in the audience as the two members of the CIA gazed up at the swinging acrobats the same thought occurred to them both — could Bruno be the man to help them?
Bruno is persuaded to return to his old country to penetrate the fortified castle of Lubylan, where the secret to a deadly scientific formula is kept. As cover to Bruno’s activities the circus travels on an East European tour — but before the circus has even moved the troupe has other members… From the moment the amazing Blind Eagles make their first appearance to the story’s climax within the fortress of Lubylan the action never flags. Here is Alistair MacLean at the top of his form in one of the most exciting stories he has ever written.