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Praise for FINAL VECTOR:
"Written with edge-of-your-seat suspense and precise detail that can only come from a writer who did his research while on the job, Final Vector kept me, a white-knuckle flier, in awe from the very first sentence. The successor to Michael Crichton has landed. And his name is Allan Leverone." -- Vincent Zandri, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of EVERYTHING BURNS

"Allan Leverone raises the stakes with every turn of the page in this can't-put-down tale of ruthless terrorists and cold-blooded betrayal." -- Sophie Littlefield, Anthony Award-winning author of A BAD DAY FOR SORRY 

"...a high-suspense thrill ride..." -- Derry (NH) News 

"...a great break from your typical mystery book...and a must have for anyone looking for a great page turner with mystery and mayhem." -- Community Bookstop 

"...a spectacular thrill ride...with lots of action, danger, hold-your-breath suspense, and a storyline that is realistic and relevant...this is definitely one you don't want to miss out on!" -- Life in Review
Praise for Allan Leverone's novels:

"Allan Leverone delivers a taut crime drama full of twists and conspiracy..." -- Scott Nicholson, Amazon bestselling author of LIQUID FEAR

"Allan Leverone raises the stakes with every turn of the page..." -- Sophie Littlefield, Anthony Award-winning author of THE MISSING PLACE

"Suspenseful and well-written..." -- Debbi Mack, New York Times bestselling author of IDENTITY CRISIS

"A scorching supernatural thriller - Allan a writer on the rise..." -- Mark Edward Hall, author of APOCALYPSE ISLAND

"A tense, tightly-plotted thriller that will keep you turing pages into the night." -- Christopher Allan Poe, author of THE PORTAL 

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: 650 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Medallion Press (February 1, 2011)
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2011
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004MMEDU0
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,121,588 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Michael Gallagher HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 22, 2012
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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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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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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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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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