A cargo plane crash lands in the Central Libyan desert during a violent sandstorm. Twelve men and a monkey survive. They stare without hope into the desert sky: search planes will not seek their unscheduled flight. One man proposes the impossible--to build from the wreckage an aircraft capable of flying them 200 miles to the nearest oasis. But the pilot refuses to cooperate and this struggle becomes the pivot for survival or death. THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX launched Elleston Trevor's remarkable career.
Trevor writes not only under his own name but also as Adam Hall, creator of the award-winning Quiller stories.