Jammer Davis has spent most of his life investigating aircraft accidents. When a small regional jet disappears over the jungles of Colombia, it is a tragedy like dozens of others he has seen...but for one terrible detail, his young daughter, who was en route to a semester abroad in South America, is listed on the passenger manifest.
A distraught Davis rushes to Bogotá and bulls his way into the inquiry. When the wreckage is located, it becomes clear the crash was unsurvivable. As the investigation gains momentum, the facts go astray. Two pilots had been shot before the crash, along with one passenger. The possibility of a hijacking looms large as the search begins to focus on two passengers who boarded the plane, yet their remains cannot be found.
Davis uncovers an even more sinister plot behind the entire disaster - one that goes to the highest levels of the United States government. But how could it possibly involve his daughter?
©2016 Ward Larsen (P)2016 Oceanview Publishing
I enjoyed this novel from beginning to end. I read other books from this author and enjoyed them as well. The narrator is also good.
Okay nobody is going to win a Pulitzer for this. But it was a lot of fun, fast paced. Made me giggle a few times. I had a good time with this, recommended for a fun read.
Retired and retiring old Oirisher/Brit who has now escaped first to Atlanta, now living in Bourbon country in Kentucky.
Ward Larsen is a rapidly improving writer of great merit, although he does have the modern writers fashionable disease of over use of the ridiculous cliches, "long moment and blew out a long breath," sigh. That's my only caveat.
Jammer Davis is an excellent character, who is a retired pilot who now works for the NTSB as a flight accident investigator.
The close detail of the nature of these investigations will not be comfortable for those afeared of flying, but they are superbly traced. It is a grim business, but fascinating.
The narrator is competent with rather too much of a penchant for accents for my taste, but that doesn't bother some listeners.
Good stuff, enjoy.
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