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Skyheist: An Aviation Thriller Kindle Edition
Elite Online Publishing Published, Promoted and Reached #1 International Bestseller in TWELVE categories in TWO Countries, including US and AU. Aviation History, Terrorism, Adventure Travel, Aviation Repair & Maintenance, Mass Transit, 1960s History of the U.S., 1945 - Present History of the U.S. in the US. Aviation, Aviation Piloting & Flight Instruction, Aviation Repair & Maintenance, Mass Transit, Mystery Reference in AU.
Everyone thought it was just a hijacking. They were wrong. It was a skyheist!
In aviation's golden age of the 1960’s, a late arriving passenger boards a TWA 727 minutes before departure. However, this passenger is not what he seems. As the plane is taxiing out for takeoff, the new arrival brandishes a gun. Everyone present is now part of a hijacking.
Working with the authorities, the flight crew is successful in safely evacuating the passengers. However, the hijacker is equally successful in forcing the plane into the sky. Destination: Cuba.
In the middle of the night, hours after takeoff, an explosion rocks the plane, forcing the crew to make an emergency landing short of the hijacker’s intended destination. As smoke begins to fill the cockpit, the flight engineer heads back to the cabin to investigate. There he finds the hijacker has mysteriously disappeared. Even more curious, he has left his $100,000 ransom behind. It isn’t until the treasury department becomes involved that the crew learns that what at first seemed a normal hijacking, was in reality a heist worth $11 million dollars.
Skyheist is a thrilling adventure full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very last page, taking you on a journey through an age of air travel long past, but not forgotten!
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"Bob Brantner's latest novel Skyheist is an exciting adventure set against the backdrop of the golden age of 1960s aviation. This is a book for anyone who loves a good story - aviation centric or otherwise."
Norman Y. Mineta -
Former US Secretary of Transportation
"Bob Brantner's writing takes you away from your everyday world and transports you to an adventure that will send a chill up your spine and make your pulse rate quicken. It seems at times that the turn of each page is a turn in the overall story- and it is one you didn't expect. You're not just looking in the window and watching this adventure, now you're strapped into the seat, and you'll have to hold on tight, because you're along for the whole ride. His author's slight of hand has you looking one way while this word magician pulls one surprise after another out of thin air. You'll have to fight the temptation to flip to the end of this adventure- yet that is a good thing, because the characters you have yet to meet and things you have yet to see are worth it."
Wes Oleszewski -
Author of 27 books including Invisible Evil and the nationally syndicated aviation and aerospace cartoon, Klyde Morris
"Bob Brantner's creative style and in-depth technical knowledge push the reader to the extremes of the flight envelope as he navigates an intricate flight plan of technology, deception, and intrigue-with many unexpected aborts and go-arounds-to keep you locked into the moment. If you love aviation and flying, this is a must read."
Bill Thompson -
Executive Director of Engagement Initiatives & Heritage Project, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B09Q4QX6T6
- Publisher : Elite Online Publishing (9 January 2022)
- Language : English
- File size : 777 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 316 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 577,350 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Be sure that you are in level flight and have the autopilot on before you open this book as you won't be able to put down! As soon as you think you have it figured out, the story takes another twist and then puts you in a high-G turn.
The author has actually gotten his wings flying in Alaska and has logged many hours in a B-727, the aircraft at the core of the plot - so all of the aviation stuff is accurate for aviation geeks to appreciate and for those who just love a plain (pun intended) edge-of-seat thriller to enjoy!
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