Friday, November 30, 2012

Dangerous Past Book Review

Let's switch gears and do a mystery/thriller! I was getting bogged down my romance and history sorta books and now I am into what I like best, thrillers! The book is Dangerous Past written by A.F. Ebbers.

Here is an excerpt from the back of the book:
Airline Captain Frank Braden and his wife Nicole are suddenly stalked by professional assassins who have a deadline to make their deaths look like an accident or a suicide. 
And the couple doesn't know why they are being targeted. They don't realize that they stand in the way of a deadly conspiracy. Little by little they are pulled into a dangerous web of intrigue by a murderous criminal network that deceptively offers the pilot his wife's life if he will concede to their demands.  
This is a thriller that rocks the highest levels of Washington. Dangerous Past is a story of a man who must choose between doing what ought to be done or keeping his family alive by allowing a murderous and powerful VIP to escape his past.
Airline Captain Frank Braden was a Vietnam Veteran who did a tour there so he could look for the person responsible for killing his brother. He was able to uncover that a man named Wilson had shot his brother at the orders of another man named General Fenton.

Years later, General Fenton is going to be announced as the Chairman of Joint Chief's of Staff for the President and that is why they are after Frank and his wife. To stop them before they can tell the story of Frank's brother being killed in Vietnam.

They plant a bomb on his flight and the explosion blew a hole in the plane. They were able to land the plane with only one dead and a few injuries. The next attempt he is chlorophormed and left on Amtrak's tracks for the train to run over him but his wife, Nicole finds him and pushes his body off the tracks.

Frank keeps telling the FBI that he is being setup and at first they don't believe him but as the attacks escalate, they have no choice but to launch an investigation and Agent Coffey is assigned the case.

Isn't it amazing what people will do for a little bit of power and money? And these are the people we trust to run our country and keep us safe? Who knows how much more is out there that we don't know about or is being covered up?

I am not a huge fan of cover ups and plots but I do know that they exist whether to shield us from gory details or out and out lies and murder or stealing our tax dollars for other more personal gain, I truly believe in the end, they will stand before God on Judgment Day and I am gonna be so glad I was not a part of any of it!

If you are a thrill seeker like me, this book will push you to keep reading to find out what happens next and does he survive in the end? Would love to tell you but then, where would the fun in that be?

Happy Reading!


A. F. Ebbers, a journalism graduate of Ohio University was a reporter/writer for major newspapers, ad agencies, and in public relations for Cessna Aircraft Company. He also graduated from Army Flight School and flew for the Ohio and Kansas Army National Guards. Later he was called to active duty and served two flying tours in Vietnam. After retirement from the military, he flew for corporations and for regional airlines. A dual rated ATP pilot, he has written for numerous national magazines, Sunday supplements and trade and travel magazines and has written screenplays and short stories. Today he lives with his wife in the Austin, Texas area and, when not writing, enjoys tennis, golf, flying and piano. Dangerous Past is his debut novel.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monitary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.