03 August, 2012

Dangerous Past by A. F. Ebbers JULY 17 - AUGUST 3 Blog Tour for Reading Addiction

About the Book

Senior Airline Captain Frank Braden is being stalked in his home town of Austin, Texas, by unknown assailants who must arrange his death to look like a suicide or an accident before a specific deadline. The assassins almost succeed several times, in the air and on the 

ground. In fact, Braden’s surgeon wife, Nicole, saves his life twice from ground assailants. Both of them don’t know why people are trying to kill him.
Later, he receives a message warning him not to attend a forthcoming Senate hearing in Washington. If he agrees he will receive a million dollars and his wife’s life. When Braden turns to the FBI and local police for help, they doubt his stories since they have been led to believe he is schizophrenic and suicidal, exactly what his assailants want the authorities to think.

About the Author

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, flying and piano. Dangerous Past is his debut novel.
About writing.  I write realistically about what I have experienced.  Most of the places in this novel are actual because I’ve been there: from Vietnam to Europe to Asia to Washington to Texas and most places in-between.  I create characters using a combination of real and imaginary personalities.  My motto for writing fiction is always write what you know.

My Thoughts:
Dangerous Past is a story that starts out in 1967 Vietnam with the murder of Jack Burnside, a man who was impersonating an enlisted aviation clerk to investigate the improper disposal of used oil by one of the American military units. What starts out as a murder in 1967 continues to be an issue 30 years later when Frank Braden and his wife are stalked by an unknown assailant intent on doing away with them both, but he is unsuccessful in his attempt's. This puts Frank on high alert and he is determined to figure out who is out to kill them and why. Once they determine who the person is that is threatening them, the story really takes off. A very suspenseful murder mystery that will keep the reader turning the pages. A very readable debut novel by an author I want to read more of.
Reading Addiction Blog ToursI received a copy for review from Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours and was not monetarily compensated for my review.

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