Saturday, February 6, 2016
Passenger 19 by Ward Larsen
What can I say -- I like books about airplanes and I'm in disaster mode...please suggest more titles in this vein...
4.0 out of 5 stars -- Entertaining and fast-paced, this action adventure novel featuring Jammer Davis kept me guessing almost to the very end!
Jammer (Frank) Davis is an investigator for the NTSB. Ex military (Air Force and Marines) and a private pilot, he has the necessary experience to investigate the crash of a regional jet in Columbia. The situation is complicated by the fact that Jammer's daughter, Jen, was meant to be on that plane.
When he arrives in Bogota, Jammer and the other investigators are confounded by some irregularities in the flight and astounded by the dawning realization that this was not a typical plane crash. The local authorities are not as helpful as they could be and the language barrier is also a bit of a problem. What brought down this plane and what happened onboard? The clues point to a deviously plotted event.
Once I got past the character's name and got into the book, I really enjoyed the story. Of course it was a bit over-the-top stretching credulity due to Jammer's simply amazing talents, skills and abilities for a mere man, but I'd definitely read more books by Ward Larsen. The author obviously knows planes and I definitely will check out his previous books featuring this character and any future novels he writes.
Thank you to NetGalley and Oceanview Publishing for the e-book ARC to review.