The Eagle Has Landed is also one of my favorite thrillers. It is complex, exciting, with well-drawn and empathetic characters, and perfectly plotted. It’s also a book I have trouble leaving on the shelf of thrift shops and used bookstores (if the condition and the price are right). I’ve given more than a few away to fellow readers and right now I have four copies on my bookshelf, all mass market paperbacks.
The first U.S. mass market edition published by Bantam in 1976.
The first U.K. mass market edition published by Pan Books in 1976.
This Bantam reprint, with new cover art, was published in 1981.
And the fourth is the most recent edition published by Berkley in 2000.
Now, if I had the Pocket Books edition published in 1991, I would be a happy man.