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The Peruvian government's hired gun is a British barrister who's tangled with Harris before; Harris's is an old friend and defrocked Texas judge who's languishing in obscurity at a Wyoming college when his former mentor calls on him for help--and who, not so coincidentally, has a deep-seated fear of flying. An added fillip is the plot's many references to the ongoing extradition battle over former Chilean President Augusto Pinochet on similar charges. But the real hero of this fast-paced suspense story is Craig Dayton, a reserve military officer and captain of the Boeing 737 that's running out of fuel as it searches for a safe harbor for Harris--not easy to find, since every nation in Europe has signed the treaty and will arrest Harris as soon as he lands.
It's a brilliant setup, and Nance handles it more than competently. Unusual for this writer, he pays as much attention to his human characters, their motivations and complexities, as he does to the aeronautical details. Harris is a bit overdone--what president ever walked away from a sure reelection win? And a secondary plot line featuring a group of veterans on Harris's flight who come to the aid of their former commander in chief errs on the side of sentimentality. Even so, this is a first-class read from a million-mile writer. --Jane Adams --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I'm a huge fan of John J. Nance, and he has not let me down with his legal and aviation thriller.
I highly recommend it to legal minds and aviation enthusiasts. Read more
Super, super book that will have you on the edge of your seat, not able to put it down!Published 2 months ago by Wendy Hutchins
I really like this book. The story moved along quickly and the characters were very believable. Having flown airplanes myself I can't believe how accurate and enjoyable the flying... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robert Stechschulte
Boring and repetitive. Could not get into it. Probably just me. I tried another one of Nance's books and couldn't get into it either.Published 3 months ago by ladybug
A good read. This book kept me guessing on the next move and counter move. I very good read. I will check out other novels by this authorPublished 6 months ago by bert
love John Nance. I wish all his books were put in the kindle format. Love this subject matter. Continue writing Mr Nance.Published 7 months ago by Pat
don't bother with the epilogue.
this book appeals to Both aviation & legal enthusiasts!
This is my first John Nance, but his skills as a writer come thru loud &... Read more
Captain Craig Dayton flies a 737 for a German airline and is on the ground in Greece ready to take off. John Harris, a former President of the United States is aboard the flight. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Laurel Whitehead
These airplane and legal charades by Mr. Nance are very entertaining for the armchair pilots and lawyers out there. Read morePublished 18 months ago by SAM