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Fly by Night: A Jammer Davis Thriller [NOOK Book]

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A top-secret drone crashes in the lawless Horn of Africa. The CIA is prepared to write off the loss, until evidence surfaces that the wreckage of their prized aircraft is hidden in a hangar outside Khartoum's main airport. The hangar is owned by a shady cargo airline that flies ancient DC-3s across Africa and the Middle East. The name of the company does nothing to still concern: FBN-Fly by Night Aviation. The U.S. government must find out what is in the hangar, and when an FBN airplane crashes, the opportunity ...
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Overview

A top-secret drone crashes in the lawless Horn of Africa. The CIA is prepared to write off the loss, until evidence surfaces that the wreckage of their prized aircraft is hidden in a hangar outside Khartoum's main airport. The hangar is owned by a shady cargo airline that flies ancient DC-3s across Africa and the Middle East. The name of the company does nothing to still concern: FBN-Fly by Night Aviation. The U.S. government must find out what is in the hangar, and when an FBN airplane crashes, the opportunity arises for the National Transportation Safety Board to send an investigator to get to the bottom of things. Jammer Davis is the NTSB's biggest headache, but also its best solo operator. He goes to Sudan in the name of solving an air crash, but with the true aim of locating the priceless remains of America's latest technological marvel.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
While Larsen deserves credit for crafting an unusual contemporary action hero, air crash investigator Jammer Davis, this sequel to 2010’s Fly by Wire doesn’t maintain altitude. Davis’s old boss at the National Transportation Safety Board recruits Davis, a single father whose wife died in a car accident, to find the truth behind the suspicious disappearance of a Blackstar, an advanced CIA unmanned aerial vehicle, near the Horn of Africa. The CIA wants to use an inquiry into the crash of a DC-3 near the Sudan as the pretext for Davis to get information about the Blackstar. Five minutes after landing in Khartoum, Davis is battling for his life and continues to do so for the rest of the book. All the standard plot devices are present and accounted for, including a love interest in the person of a sexy Italian doctor. Readers who demand little realism in their thrillers will be most rewarded. (Nov.)
Library Journal
Recently widowed, retired Air Force major Jammer Davis is dealing with a daughter who is growing up too quickly when he is asked to investigate a plane crash in the Horn of Africa. A top-secret device called Dark Star has disappeared, and the chase is on to retrieve it before terrorists can use it to unleash chaos. Davis, the very large and occasionally violent almost superhero from Larsen's earlier Fly by Wire, finds himself working with a pilot he despises and a gorgeous Italian doctor who serves the needy (and, yes, Jammer is needy). There are chases galore and plenty of tense action that could result in the massacre of Middle Eastern leaders and the destruction of the Great Pyramid. VERDICT Larsen, a former Air Force fighter pilot who's flown many combat missions, is a skilled writer who knows his technology but does not let it overwhelm his story. His latest is a solid action novel that will appeal to aviation thriller junkies who enjoy John J. Nance and Dana Haynes.—Robert Conroy, Warren, MI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608090303
  • Publisher: Midpoint Trade Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Series: A Jammer Davis Thriller , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 12,505
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

As a fighter pilot in the US Air Force, award-winning novelist Ward Larsen flew over twenty combat missions in Desert Storm. He has also been a federal law enforcement officer and an aircraft accident investigator. Presently captain for a major airline, he resides with his family in Florida. He is also the author of The Perfect Assassin and Stealing Trinity.
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  • Posted March 28, 2012

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    In this thriller, the protagonist, Jammer Davis, attempts what


    In this thriller, the protagonist, Jammer Davis, attempts what we all know to be the impossible: to be a perpetual motion machine. A pilot (like the author), ex-U.S. Air Force, investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, and rugby player, Jammer is asked to go to Sudan where the CIA believes a crashed drone might be hidden in an airplane hangar owned by a local air freight company called FNB ( you guessed it: Fly By Night) Aviation.

    Well, Jammer goes to Khartoum purportedly to investigate an airplane crash and finds himself in the midst of a secret operation which precludes him from looking into the hangar. Instead, he gets involved in all kinds of superhuman feats which often strain one’s credulity. .Whatever facts prompted his investigation appear to be at odds with what he learns or surmises on his arrival, and leads to all kinds of exciting adventures both on land, at sea and in the air.

    The story is replete with all kinds of excitement, danger and mishaps, with some violence thrown in. And from a technical point of view, there is plenty of aviation background there to be included by an experienced pilot such as this author. It is a far-out and gripping plot, and is recommended.

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  • Posted November 1, 2011

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    a fast-paced, action-packed thriller

    The CIA top-secret Blackstar drone vanishes in the Horn of Africa. Agents report that wreckage has been found, delivered and concealed in the FBN (Fly by Night) Aviation hangar at Khartoum's airport. In Fredericksburg, Virginia, the Feds are concerned with what has been recovered and hidden by the notorious FBN.

    Using the crash of a DC 3 in the Sudan as a cover, the CIA dispatches National Transportation Safety Board air investigator Jammer Davis to look into the drone. A single dad whose wife recently died, Jammer flies six thousand five hundred miles to Africa while his daughter is safely in Norway with family. He is greeted in Khartoum with an attempt on his life, which sets the stage of his African adventure.

    Although over the top of the Great Pyramid, Davis' latest "Fly" investigation (see Fly by Wire) is a fast-paced, action-packed thriller that takes off from the moment the take the hill hero debarks in Africa and never slows down as he searches for the drone to learn its condition and what FBN intends to do with it. Readers will enjoy Davis' taut battles and trysts (with an Italian doctor) as Ward Larson provides a soaring aviation thriller.

    Harriet Klausner

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