Dangerous Past

Dangerous Past

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Dangerous Past is a contemporary tale of an airline captain who is being stalked by unknown assailants. In their first attempt, an airliner piloted by Braden undergoes a decompression explosion that the FBI believes he deliberately caused in a suicide attempt. Their second attempt on Braden's life also fails when he is rescued by his surgeon wife, Nicole. Day by day, the couple are pulled deeper and deeper into a dangerous web of intrigue as more attempts are made on his life. And when Braden turns to the authorities for help, they do not believe his assassination attempt stories because they think he is schizophrenic, exactly what his assailants want the authorities to believe. When the main antagonist fails to have Braden killed within the specific time frame, a message is given to Braden. "If you don't testify at the Senate Hearings, I'll give you a million dollars and your wife' life. Braden now faces the dilemma of remaining silent and safe or risking his life and the lives of his wife and children to expose a corrupt and powerful Washington figure. The aviation conspiracy thriller spans from Vietnam through contemporary times and touches the highest levels of Washington.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 142.2 x 218.4 x 27.9mm | 453.6g
  • Silver Hawk
  • United States
  • English
  • 0978948238
  • 9780978948238

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3.5 stars Did I enjoy this book: For the most part. I have mixed feelings about this book. On the positive side, Mr. Ebbers tells a great story. It’s interesting, entertaining, and easy to read. His characters are likeable and easy to root for. If that’s all you’re looking for in a novel, stop reading now and go buy the book. Enjoy. But as a reviewer, I have to be a little more discriminating. While I enjoyed the book overall, I got tangled in the weeds of those pesky details that just seemed off to me. Here are a few inconsistencies I tried really hard to overlook but in the end, I just couldn’t: - After getting out of a river where he narrowly escapes his assassin, he rushes to the house and tells his wife, “Get me a wet towel, quick.” I spent several minutes flipping back and forth through the book trying to figure out if there was a reason he needed a wet towel after swimming in a river. I never found one. - The book seems outdated. The bad guys use payphones. If you ask many readers today what a “Payphone” is, they’ll likely tell you it’s a song by Maroon 5. - A helicopter carrying the villain landed in our main character’s backyard and is considered untraceable. A helicopter?? In a neighborhood backyard?? No tweets??? No Instagram???? Even the Navy Seals couldn’t get in and out of the bin Laden compound without being outted on Twitter. - I could go on listing these examples for pages, but I promise this is the last one. The main character is very athletic. He swims, he runs, he shoots bad guys, crash lands airplanes, and is a Viet Nam vet. All the Viet Nam vets I know are sliding past 70 or flying headfirst into 80. I know vets are tough, but that’s a tall order for even the most athletic 70- to 80-year-old. Would I recommend it: If you want a good story and don’t get hung up by confusing details or inconsistencies, it’s a fun, easy read. Will I read it again: No. As reviewed by Belinda at Every Free Chance Book Reviews. (I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)show more
by Chrissy
What a fast-paced thriller that kept me guessing at every turn! My interest never waned once as I was reading, and I struggled to put it down. Just about the time I thought I had it figured out, the author threw in a curve ball that I did not see coming. I enjoyed practically every aspect of this book. No sex scenes (yes!), and profanity was minimal--almost not worth mentioning. I sometimes grew tired of all the flash backs, but again, it was not enough to spoil my enjoyment of the book. The characters were well-developed, and I found my heart nearly stopping during the fast-paced action of the book. When an author can cause me to care about the main characters, I know this is a book that is well-written. I am so glad I continued reading once I finished the prologue. I say that because I did not find the prologue terribly exciting, and I figured I would not like the book. Was I ever wrong! Never judge a book by the prologue. I don't want to give away anything, so all I will say is that if you want a book that is a fast-paced summer read, look no further. You will not be sorry! I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.show more
by Ruth Hill
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