The secret identity of D.B. Cooper has finally been revealed, and he is now on the run as an international fugitive. Alan Bradley, the US Marshals, Interpol, and scores of others are on the hunt and hungry to sink their teeth into the most notorious criminal of all time. The former hijacker finds that the authorities are well prepared and organized, which pushes him to the limits of his ability. Continually staying one step ahead of these predators is an eventual losing proposition and Cooper finds that the odds are quickly turning against him.
D.B. Cooper, believed to be the only man who could never be caught, hijacked a plane, escaped using a parachute, eluded the FBI and army and then hid right under their noses for decades. Cooper narrowly evaded Alan Bradley in Lewis County Washington during a drug smuggling investigation, and the reminder of it over time has nearly driven Bradley insane. Alan Bradley is obsessed with the capture of his new nemesis. Pulling out all the stops, Bradley congers up an ingeniously elaborate plan to find, torture, and then kill Cooper. Punishing Cooper for the humiliation he suffered has become Alan Bradley’s top priority.
Anthony Marcellous, Cooper’s former partner in crime, is jealous of Cooper’s renewed fame. All of the press fawn over the return of D.B. Cooper to the spotlight, but completely ignore Marcellous’s contribution to the longest running most successful heroin smuggling operation of all time. The Drug Enforcement Agency’s Phantom file was so named due to Marcellous, not Cooper. Marcellous has lived in Cooper’s shadow for far too long and he wanted the recognition he deserves. So, Marcellous partners with a Colombian drug lord to launch a cocaine smuggling plan to eclipse anything ever attempted.
Alone and desperately missing the woman he loves, Cooper is haunted by the reality of what his secret life has cost him. Nothing his lawlessness had gained him was worth the loss of the only love he had ever wanted. As he hides, Cooper has to come to grips with his past and is determined to find a way to make amends for his criminal activities.
Stopping Marcellous is what Cooper decided he must do in order gain forgiveness for his past, live with a clear conscious and have any hope for a life with his true love. Finding help in unexpected places, Cooper summons every ounce of his abilities to create a scheme to stop Marcellous, even if it costs Cooper his life. As the pack of authorities closes in, Cooper must be cunning and full of tricks in order to escape yet again and in a way that no one can follow.
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About the Author
James Olszewski is a northwest author who grew up with the legend of D.B. Cooper. Olszewski was a young boy when Cooper had jumped from the 727, and the news coverage captured his attention. As Olszewski grew, the subject of D.B. Cooper continued to spark interest and questions not only about his true physical identify, but also about what drove Cooper to do what he did.
James Olszewski was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana. Graduating with an engineering degree from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, Olszewski moved to Seattle to work for the Boeing Company. While in Seattle, Olszewski attended Seattle University, graduating with a masters in business administration. Making the town of Snohomish his home, Olszewski spends much of his time in an effort to bring to light the secrets surrounding Cooper’s identity.