Dan Goldberg's marriage is in trouble because of his aluminum mistress, a 30-year-old single-engine Cessna. He tries to support both his family and the airplane by teaching monthly statistics classes in Washington D.C. One fateful Monday, Richard, a Jamaican taxi driver, offers him a fistful of cash for a short flight to New Jersey, but the trip turns out to be a drug run. The deal goes sour and Dan is left with two duffel bags, one filled with cash, one with cocaine.
That's when he meets Maria, a sexy Latina with a dubious past. Dan's view of himself and his lift shifts, first gradually and then dramatically when the cartel tracks him down. Dan's skills keep the couple alive but no matter how high he flies, he can't escape the consequences of his actions.
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About the Author
Howard Hammerman grew up on a farm not far from New York City. His love of flying started, when, as a youngster, his father bought him a 15-minute ride on a bi-plane. Many years later he became a private pilot (instrument rated) and owned his own Cessna Cardinal. His fascination with people and the choices they make in their lives started in college Sociology courses. He taught college then became an analyst with the US government hoping to make a difference in the world.
He has been a freelance statistical consultant since 1990.
Howard, his artist-wife Helen and their dog traveled the country for several years in their motor home before settling in Sarasota, Florida, where they enjoy the support for creative arts of all types.
Flying Blind is his first novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite Flying Blind by Howard Hammerman is the story of a man who is down on his luck, only to find out that his luck is going to get worse. The novel follows the story of Dan Goldberg. He hasn’t had the best of luck recently; he lost his job and now his wife is asking him to sell his one true love: his Cessna. His little airplane is his life and there is nothing that he would not do to keep it. His whole life changes when he is approached by a man to fly his beloved Cessna all the way to New Jersey. He is approached by a Jamaican man who gives him a whole wad of cash ... just to deliver a package to New Jersey. Dan’s instinct was telling him that something seemed fishy, but his need for cash made him agree to this quick dash. He meets with a sexy woman named Maria, who turns out to be a call girl, and his trip is a drug drop off. Soon his trip to New Jersey is turning out to be the worst decision he ever made. He deeply regrets it, but he has no way out now. What can he do? Can he save himself in time? Entertaining and surprisingly complex, Flying Blind is an action-packed novel that I did not want to put down. I loved Dan’s development and how he simply grew from a man who was desperate and naïve to a man who was desperate but ready to fight and conquer. Maria was such a complex character and I liked how she changed the flow of the story. I thoroughly enjoyed this simply amazing and entertaining novel.