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Final Vector [Kindle Edition]

Allan Leverone
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Book Description

Reeling from the brutal murder of his wife, air traffic controller Nick Jensen throws himself into his work at Logan International Airport in Boston. Returning to the operations room from a break, he sees three heavily armed men dressed in black fatigues and patrolling the corridors of the supposedly secure FAA facility. After having murdered two armed guards, the terrorists have unfettered access to the control tower while the president of the United States is nearing Logan Airport. To dismantle the terrorist assassination plot, Nick must risk everything.

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About the Author

Allan Leverone is a 2012 Derringer Award winner and the author of seven books, including the Amazon overall Top 50 bestselling paid novels THE LONELY MILE and FINAL VECTOR. A veteran of more than three decades of FAA air traffic control, Allan lives in Londonderry, NH with his wife of more than thirty years, three grown children and one beautiful granddaughter. Learn more at, on Facebook or Twitter, @AllanLeverone

Product Details

  • File Size: 452 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Medallion Press (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004MMEDU0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #773,935 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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59 of 59 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keeps You Engrossed and Enjoyed This One August 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It has been a while since I have read a good mystery / thriller novel, and I am glad I found Allan Leverone's Final Vector.

The book started off a little slow for me, but after about 5% or so into the Kindle version the action really picked up and it was non-stop until the end. What I liked the most about this book was the book was crisp and well-told, the conversations between the characters are to the point and don't drone on for the sake of word counts in the book, and, most important, the facts and circumstances of the book - with one or two small exceptions - are believable to the average reader. You will find your pulse rate rising towards the end of the book (I did), and this last half of this book was really hard to put down and will keep you engrossed in the story and lose all track of time.

I picked this up for free during a Kindle promotion and, as I type this review I see it is still free vs. the normal pricing of $4.99: even at the normal pricing, you will certainly receive more than $4.99 of entertainment value from this book. I'm looking forward to reading more from Mr. Leverone.
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast-paced thriller with plenty of action March 11, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Nick is an air traffic controller at the Boston Consolidated TRACON in New Hampshire, where he's responsible for sequencing and spacing all of the arrival traffic for Boston's Logan Airport. When his wife is murdered, Nick takes some time off but decides to get back to work to ease the pain and get his mind off his loss. At the same time, a man known as Tony Andretti, who is actually from the Middle East, is organizing a sleeper cell of terrorists who are planning to shoot down Air Force One as it heads for Boston with the president of the United States on board.

In Final Vector, Allan Leverone has created a thriller with a regular guy as the main character. I've been reading a lot of thrillers this year, and it seems like most have a police officer or government agent (or former cop or government agent) who serves as the hero. But in this story, the guy who is trying to save the day is an air traffic controller. Granted, he has hundreds of people's lives in his control every day, but generally air traffic controllers don't know how to stop terrorists from killing the president! It was refreshing to have a more typical person in that role.

Nick is a likable character, and many other characters are as well ~ although I have to say many of them end up dead. There is quite a bit of violence in this novel, but that's to be expected in a thriller like this. It's not as intense as some other thrillers. It's really a straightforward storyline with few twists. It's very easy to follow along yet it's not completely predictable.

I do have to get one thing off my chest, which probably doesn't mean anything to anyone else, but I have to say it. Leverone chooses Hull, Massachusetts, as the location from which the terrorists will shoot down the plane.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Edge of your seat thrillride! February 23, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
If you like edge-of-your-seat suspense, then try out Mr. Leverone. From page one to the end you will be breathless with the suspense. I loved this book. I love how the plot wove itself and how the action played out. The writing was well done, the characters were interesting and the descriptions of how air traffic control works were interesting and informative.

I don't really know what else to say about this book - it is just simply an entertaining and enjoyable and intense story. Mr. Leverone understands how to craft and exciting suspense novel. The bad guys are scary, the good guys are heroic. Final Vector is hard to put down and I look forward to more works from Mr. Leverone in the future.

This is one of the things I love about book blogging - find new authors from smaller presses that are true gems. Final Vector is definitely one of those.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Everything I look for in a thriller, except... May 30, 2013
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I'm suffering from sleep deprivation as I write this, because I couldn't put this book down last night until I finished it. First, the good stuff:

- Well rounded, believeable characters. Some of the characters don't live so very long, and even those are well fleshed out, not throwaway cardboard. You care that they just got murdered; they're not just fodder. And of course, you're rooting for the main characters (well, and against some of them!).
- Suspense! And lots of it. The end of each chapter was a cliffhanger for that character/scene and then he'd go off to another tense scene, etc. He really ratcheted up the pacing and tension this way. Well done and highly addictive. The pacing was awesome; it just never, ever let up. I can't think of a single spot where it dragged. No way, no how.
- The technical detail was just right. The air traffic control technical details were fascinating, yet not overdone. He used jargon I wouldn't have understood on my own, but he very neatly and gracefully explained the jargon words. Well done.

So this was a debut novel???

OK, now the less than good. The editing could have been better. I will usually spot a typo or two in nearly any book, but such things were more extensive here than I like to see or needed to be. One passage explaining the structure of the building was used in more than one place, if not verbatim, than nearly so. Some transposed words, that sort of thing. This is a bit of a peeve of mine, and it is testament to the strength of the book in all other aspects that I really, really enjoyed it despite the editing issues.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A terse thriller with a behind-the-scenes look at airport controllers...
A terse thriller with a behind-the-scenes look at airport controllers, who are taken hostage in the novel's plot to bring down the president's plane. Read more
Published 1 month ago by AnnReviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, not a thrilling read. A number of ...
Interesting, not a thrilling read. A number of dead bodies which took away from what really was the main plot. However, once you start reading you don't want to put it down
Published 1 month ago by Homer F. Carter
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not bad for a free read
Published 2 months ago by Brian Crain
5.0 out of 5 stars Final Vector
Very enjoyable read for adventure and suspense. Kept me wanting to see who did what.
Published 2 months ago by Flyboy98
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved this! Very suspenseful and exciting!
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
thought it was a good read
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars decent read
Some twists and turns, worth a read. Good character development, and a timely plot, it got me hooked quickly and kept me interested from beginning to end.
Published 4 months ago by Cruella DeVille
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting action packed
Exciting story, and very timely, considering all that is going on these days with terrorists and their ghastly deeds. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dorothy May Mercer
2.0 out of 5 stars Sections of it got downright boring for me because I felt the author...
I felt the story was a bit too fantastical from beginning to end. Sections of it got downright boring for me because I felt the author wrote too much minutia in descriptions of... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Joy Slocum
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a Must Read
This book caught me by surprise. It started out good and got better and better. I did not want to put it down. The storyline got very intense and the adrenaline started flowing. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Wendy
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More About the Author

Allan Leverone is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eleven novels, including MR. MIDNIGHT, named by Suspense Magazine as one the "Best Books of 2013."

Allan Leverone is a 2012 Derringer Award winner for excellence in short mystery fiction, as well as a 2011 Pushcart Prize nominee. His short fiction has been featured in Needle: A Magazine of Noir, Shotgun Honey, A Twist of Noir, Shroud Magazine, Morpheus Tales, Mysterical-e and many other print and online magazines, as well as numerous anthologies.

He lives in New Hampshire with his wife Sue, three children, and one beautiful granddaughter. Connect with Allan at as well as on Facebook and Twitter, @AllanLeverone.

FINAL VECTOR (Medallion Press, 2011, reissued by Rock Bottom Books, 2013)
THE LONELY MILE (StoneHouse Ink, 2011)
PASKAGANKEE (StoneGate Ink, 2012)
REVENANT (Rock Bottom Books, 2012)
WELLSPRING (Rock Bottom Books, 2013)
MR. MIDNIGHT (DarkFuse Publications, 2013)
THE ORGANIZATION (Rock Bottom Books, 2014)
AFTER MIDNIGHT (DarkFuse Publications, 2015)

DARKNESS FALLS (DarkFuse, 2011)
HEARTLESS (DarkFuse, 2011)
THE BECOMING (Rock Bottom Books, 2012)


BLACK OPS BUNDLE, Volume 1 (Allan Leverone, Steven Konkoly, Ian Graham, 2013)
DEADLY DOZEN (Steel Magnolia Press, 2014)
DEADLY DOZEN 2 (Green E-books, 2014)

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