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The Resource Fly by night : a novel, Ward Larsen

Fly by night : a novel, Ward Larsen

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Fly by night : a novel
Title
Fly by night
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a novel
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Ward Larsen
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eng
Summary
A top-secret drone crashes in the Horn of Africa and prized aircraft ends up in the hanger of a company named Fly by Night Aviation. Jammer Davis is called to investigate a plane a plane crash in the Sudan and discovers a conspiracy that will threaten America like nothing before
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  • Frank “Jammer” Davis (of Fly by Wire, 2010) returns in another aircraft-related technothriller. This time his boss wants him to investigate the crash of an airliner in the Sudan. Within five minutes of landing there, he finds his life in jeopardy. It isn’t helping that Jammer’s contact at NBN Airlines is Bob Schmitt. Years earlier, Jammer was responsible for both ending Schmitt’s military career and causing him to lose his pilot’s license, forcing Schmitt to leave the U.S. to find a job. Now both must work past their animosity to solve the riddle of the mysterious crash and stop a sinister plot from unfolding. Larsen clearly knows his military technology, and Jammer Davis is fast becoming one of the leading protagonists in the technothriller world. Another winner from Larsen that will appeal to fans of Clancy and Flynn. -- Ayers, Jeff (Reviewed 11-01-2011) (Booklist, vol 108, number 5, p25)
  • While Larsen deserves credit for crafting an unusual contemporary action hero, air crash investigator Jammer Davis, this sequel to 2010’s Fly by Wire doesn’t maintain altitude. Davis’s old boss at the National Transportation Safety Board recruits Davis, a single father whose wife died in a car accident, to find the truth behind the suspicious disappearance of a Blackstar, an advanced CIA unmanned aerial vehicle, near the Horn of Africa. The CIA wants to use an inquiry into the crash of a DC-3 near the Sudan as the pretext for Davis to get information about the Blackstar. Five minutes after landing in Khartoum, Davis is battling for his life and continues to do so for the rest of the book. All the standard plot devices are present and accounted for, including a love interest in the person of a sexy Italian doctor. Readers who demand little realism in their thrillers will be most rewarded. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed September 5, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 36, p)
  • Recently widowed, retired Air Force major Jammer Davis is dealing with a daughter who is growing up too quickly when he is asked to investigate a plane crash in the Horn of Africa. A top-secret device called Dark Star has disappeared, and the chase is on to retrieve it before terrorists can use it to unleash chaos. Davis, the very large and occasionally violent almost superhero from Larsen's earlier Fly by Wire , finds himself working with a pilot he despises and a gorgeous Italian doctor who serves the needy (and, yes, Jammer is needy). There are chases galore and plenty of tense action that could result in the massacre of Middle Eastern leaders and the destruction of the Great Pyramid. VERDICT Larsen, a former Air Force fighter pilot who's flown many combat missions, is a skilled writer who knows his technology but does not let it overwhelm his story. His latest is a solid action novel that will appeal to aviation thriller junkies who enjoy John J. Nance and Dana Haynes.— Robert Conroy, Warren, MI --Robert Conroy (Reviewed October 1, 2011) (Library Journal, vol 136, issue 16, p70)
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Larsen, Ward
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no index present
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fiction
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Series statement
Jammer Davis thrillers
Series volume
0002
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  • Davis, Jammer (Fictitious character)
  • Conspiracies
  • Drone aircraft
  • Military airships
  • Africa, Northeast
  • Sudan
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Fly by night : a novel, Ward Larsen
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"A Jammer Davis thriller"--Jacket
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Control code
836914
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781608090297
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781608090297
  • (OCoLC)727702250
Label
Fly by night : a novel, Ward Larsen
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Jammer Davis thriller"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
836914
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781608090297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781608090297
  • (OCoLC)727702250

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