The Permit

The Permit

by William B. Scott

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BN ID: 2940044255722
Publisher: William B. Scott
Publication date: 12/19/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 652 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

William B. Scott is a full-time author and consultant. He retired as the Rocky Mountain Bureau Chief for Aviation Week & Space Technology, following a 22-year career with the international magazine. He also served as Senior National Editor in Washington, and in Avionics and Senior Engineering Editor positions in Los Angeles. He covered advanced aerospace and weapons technology, business, flight testing and military operations, wrote more than 2,500 stories for the magazine, and received 17 editorial awards. To date, he’s coauthored four books: Space Wars: The First Six Hours of World War III (fiction - 2007, 2008, 2010); Inside the Stealth Bomber: The B-2 Story (nonfiction - 1991), a Space Wars sequel, entitled Counterspace: The Next Hours of World War III (2009), and "License to Kill: The Murder of Erik Scott" (publication pending). His first solo-written novel is "The Permit". Bill is a Flight Test Engineer (FTE) graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and a licensed commercial pilot with instrument and multi-engine ratings. In 12 years of military and civilian flight testing, evaluating aircraft for Aviation Week over 22 years, and personal flying, he’s logged approximately 2,000 hours on 80 aircraft types. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University-Sacramento. During a nine-year Air Force career, Bill served as aircrew on classified airborne-sampling missions, collecting nuclear debris by flying through radioactive clouds; an electronics engineering officer at the National Security Agency, developing space communications security systems for satellites; and an instrumentation and flight test engineer on U.S. Air Force fighter and transport aircraft development programs. He also served as a civilian FTE/program manager for three aerospace companies: General Dynamics (F-16 Full Scale Development), Falcon Jet Corp. (Coast Guard HU-25A development and certification), and Tracor Flight Systems Inc. (Canadair Challenger development and certification, plus numerous fighter, transport and helicopter test programs). Bill and his wife, Linda, live in Colorado Springs. They have two grown sons, Erik and Kevin. Unfortunately, Erik was killed in July 2010, a tragedy that has significantly altered Bill’s writing plans and career.

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The Permit 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
MichelleRMcCormick More than 1 year ago
"The Permit" is an amazing read and is very relevant to what is going on in the world in recent times. It is based on the true events surrounding the death of the author's son, Erik, who was tragically killed by the Las Vegas Police. Although this book is a work of fiction, it is hard to not get caught up with the fact that we have recently had some high profile cases just like this in the news. William B. Scott sheds light on the misuse of power and the corruption that is happening within our police force and government It is quite scary to think about the fact that his son was just going to Costco with his girlfriend and was legally carrying a registered firearm when a power hungry, butt hurt rent-a-cop alerts the cops that they had a green beret with a loaded weapon and poor Erik gets shot and killed for no reason. This is a must read and I honestly could not put the book down. It is engaging from the very first page and you will get so engrossed in the story that you will not realized how much time has passed. I applaud Mr. Scott for writing such an eye opening heartbreaking story and I will definitely be suggesting it to friends. I recommend this book for anyone that loves thrillers, corruption, dirty cops, conspiracy, and good books!!! I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
KMH3030 More than 1 year ago
The Permit is a novel about the corruption in police forces, and follows the death and repercussions of an innocent man killed by the police. When Erik Scott is killed by an inept cop who thinks he is a danger, many people within the precinct work to cover up the death. With little regard for the truth or justice, the corrupt cops look for any way to cover their error and protect themselves. But it turns out that Scott had connections to a black ops team, who now are working against the corrupt cops and those who help them. I think that the cover up itself was really chilling in how plausible it seemed, and the revenge that follows was very gripping and intense. I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
ebomb143 More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most engaging, intense novels I had the pleasure of reading. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. The story is completely original and from start to finish it keeps you guessing. This is a book you will NOT want to put down. "The Permit" is a story based off of an actual event involving the authors son. We all known there is corruption within the police force, but this novel shows how far police go to keep secrets between the force. The retaliation for what happened to the main character, Erik Scott blew my mind away with creativity. Towards the end of the novel, the cops that were involved in the death of Scott start to get murdered one by one. The manner that they are murdered makes you wonder if the government is actually capable of such acts. Don't let the size of this book discourage you, it's definitely worth taking the time to read and you won't be disappointed. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves suspense, corruption, and thrill seekers. I can't wait to read the second book of this series, I have no doubt it will be as good as the first. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While quite lengthy, the book offers a wonderful plot full of government black ops and police corruption. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the weapons described in this book actually existed. I would like to think that police corruption, especially to level found in the book, doesn't exist but that would be naïve. I hope a government task force is diligently working on eliminating corruption problems but has found other methods. Definitely a fun read but I totally agree with other reviewers that the last chapter was very odd and didn't fit with the rest of the novel. I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Hick More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book. Based on real life events this story is very relevant today when you look at the events currently taking place around the world. Emotional and gripping from the very first page, the story delves into an ongoing problem that has been around for years, politics and corruption. The final chapter came from out of nowhere; I did like the tie into the first chapter. “I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The permit is a sad book about the hidden truth behind the word LAW. Sadly, this was written based off of the loss of William Scott's own son. I would like to say that it was a privilege reading this book but it was sad look at true life. My heart breaks for William Scott and his family. I hope justice gets served on a silver platter! As for the book based off of a life taken, it was written very well. Definitely a page turner that I was unable to put down. Even if this was not based off of a true story it is still very well told and believable. This is justice book 1 and can not wait for the next. ** I received a free book for an honest opinion **
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very anti police