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Final Vector [Kindle Edition]

Allan Leverone
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)

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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 www.allanleverone.com, 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: #600,450 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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57 of 57 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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45 of 46 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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20 of 21 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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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced and exciting! February 24, 2011
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This story unfolds quickly with drama and intense action. There are numerous edge of the seat moments and the author presents scenes that paint a vivid picture of violence, many chapters had my heart racing. Final Vector was absolutely absorbing! I highly recommend this book.
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10 of 11 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 Five Stars
Great read, suspense.
Published 23 days ago by Larraine
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read.
Published 1 month ago by Gary Brown
3.0 out of 5 stars Light but good read
I read Final Vector by Allan Leverone as part of the Deadly Dozen: 12 Mysteries/Thrillers set.

Nick Jensen’s wife, a Pentagon auditor, dies in a car crash. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Average with a better plot
Final Vector is about a terrorist plot to kill the President.
It's an average spy thriller that could have used a lot less words
The characters' development was average,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by mtgman
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable read..
I think book number two is in order..I'd like to see what happens to the two heroes. This was a good page turner. Nice to see an every day guy become the hero!
Published 1 month ago by carol lusk
3.0 out of 5 stars I enjoy reading ATC books
As a retired air traffic controller,I enjoy reading ATC books. Good story line, everything including characters couldhe better developed.
Published 1 month ago by Jim Watkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Final Vector
very good read, think it was made into a movie, interesting learning a little bit about air traffic controller's job
Published 1 month ago by rusl21
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story
Well put together, great character development, engaging storyline, very well written. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Published 2 months ago by David Bauguess
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent thriller
I read this as a part of a series and enjoyed it so much. As a result, I bought this single copy for my grandson. I felt he would really enjoy it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Bryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read
It was very well written and gave me an insight into Airplane Controllers. The plot moved along rapidly and was quite engrossing. I hope to read more books by this author.
Published 2 months ago by margaret
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More About the Author

Allan Leverone is the author of eight novels, including the Amazon Top 40 overall paid bestselling thrillers, THE LONELY MILE and FINAL VECTOR.

His dark thriller, MR. MIDNIGHT, has been named by Suspense Magazine as one of the Best Books of 2013, saying "Leverone has penned one of the most chilling villains in modern fiction...unforgiving, intelligent and ingenious...frighteningly sinister..."

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 www.allanleverone.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter, @AllanLeverone.

Novels:
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)
PARALLAX VIEW - A TRACIE TANNER THRILLER (Rock Bottom Books, 2013)
WELLSPRING (Rock Bottom Books, 2013)
MR. MIDNIGHT (DarkFuse Publications, 2013)
ALL ENEMIES - A TRACIE TANNER THRILLER (Rock Bottom Books, 2014)

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

Collections:
POSTCARDS FROM THE APOCALYPSE (Rock Bottom Books, 2010)
UNCLE BRICK AND THE FOUR NOVELETTES (Rock Bottom Books, 2012)

Collaborations:
BLACK OPS BUNDLE, Volume 1 (Allan Leverone, Steven Konkoly, Ian Graham, 2013)
DEADLY DOZEN (Steel Magnolia Press, 2014)

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