The Last Monsoon - Oliver MoxonLondon: Robert Hale, 1957, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little fraying to the spine ends. A little age-spotting to the edges of the text block. Previous owners' name and address to the pastedown. Pages lightly age-tanned.
From the cover: “This exciting book, the second in Oliver Moxon’s Monsoon trilogy, continues the story of a beleaguered fighter squadron in the Valley of Imphal in 1944. The story commences at the precise point where Bitter Monsoon came to its tense and dramatic end. It deals with the next three days in the Squadron’s life… days and nights of terror and despair, while pilots waited with diminishing hope for the long overdue order to withdraw their Hurricanes to the safety of Assam.
The Last Monsoon overflows with incident and action. Hazardous days of jungle flying follow terror-stricken nights of Japanese infiltration and patrol activity, but into its dramatic narrative are skilfully woven the characters of the men who lived through these days and did not expect to live beyond — the twins, the boy C.O., the brave coward, the unorthodox Jew — all bound together in the fraternity of fear, frequent laughter and death, until their final release from the rice field aerodrome.”