Piece of cake : a novel

by Derek Robinson

Hardcover, 1983





New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1984, c1983.


When Miranda Lovelady and Dr. Bill Brockton discover what could be the bones of Jesus of Nazareth, their finding triggers a deadly tug of war between the anthropologists, the Vatican, and a deadly zealot who hopes to use the bones to bring about the Second Coming, and trigger the end of time.

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LibraryThing member sonofcarc
A brilliant expose of the manifold follies and rigidities of Fighter Command, which led to the defeat of the RAF in the Battle of Britain!

Oh, wait . . .

The mordant tone of this novel is a useful corrective to some of the more dewy-eyed hagiography about the Few. But it obscures the fact that while every military organization is screwed up to some degree, Britain's air defense system was brilliantly thought out and led from the top, while the Luftwaffe's screwups started from the top and permeated downward.

An entertaining read though -- but very dark and sardonic in tone.
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