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Fly By Wire: A Jammer Davis Thriller

by Ward Larsen

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Fly By Wire by Ward Larsen (1st in the Jammer Davis Series}
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With its revolutionary fly-by-wire technology, the C-500 had become the freight airframe of choice. Until a routine delivery goes horribly wrong. Falling like a stone from six miles up, a brand new C-500 crashes in central France, killing two pilots aboard. When French officials take over this highly public investigation, they call in the best there is: they call Frank Jammer Davis. A retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, Davis is part of the NTSB's go-team. With a reputation for getting things done-and for steamrolling anyone who gets in his way-Davis starts to dig. But just as Davis starts his investigation, news of the crash is overshadowed by a more spectacular disaster: suicide bombers attack oil refineries worldwide, sending governments and financial markets into a tailspin. A relentless Davis keeps investigating, but uncovering the cause of the crash, and its terrifying connection to this worldwide disaster, reveals a conspiracy of unthinkable proportions-a conspiracy he might not be able to stop. Jammer Davis won't stop until he gets answers-or until somebody stops him from getting answers.
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I like books that grab you from the first page, and then hold on to your interest so much that it seems to be no time at all before you have finished the book. This is one of those books for me.
The plot is logical, steers clear of developing into scenarios that are not believable and contains some surprises along the way. I was interested in Larsen’s knowledge of aircraft mechanics and development, which is not surprising knowing his background as a military pilot, and he always managed to keep such content interesting.
The idea of such a conspiracy as the one behind this story is quite terrifying, but Larsen never allows it to go too far as to make it incredible. I look forward to the next in the series. ( )
  Alan1946 | Feb 6, 2017 |
When a brand new C-500 crashes in France, Frank “Jammer” Davis is called in by the French government to help with the investigation. He has experience, having been a U. S. Air Force fighter pilot and has been part of the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigations before. He is a no nonsense kind of guy but before he can really get a handle on what is going on, oil refineries throughout the world are attacked and governments are concerned about the situation and fears of oil shortages spread throughout the world. Is there a connection?
Davis is a likable hero – the one who has a job to do and is not about to let anyone including government bureaucracy keep him from finding out why this plane crashed. Neither will another investigator, Anna Sorensen, who is a beautiful and smart woman. But Davis wonders if she is who she says she is and can she be trusted? Davis has a mission and is not about to be sidelined by a pretty girl. Other C-500s are still being flown and he wants to make sure there are no more tragedies. He needs to solve this mystery quickly but most be thorough.
Being meticulous, Davis checks every detail, as the world situation intensifies. It all comes down to the recordings from the cabin – what is that click he is hearing? And are he and Sorensen in danger as they continue to ask questions? That will not stop them.
Larsen has written other thrillers and Fly by Wire does not disappoint. He himself was an airline captain who flew in combat missions and also investigated in aircraft crashes. That kind of firsthand knowledge gives a real feel to the book. Larsen also moves the action from France to the White House to Switzerland and around the world seamlessly taking the reader along for an excited ride. I enjoyed this book and would love to see more of Jammer Davis in future thrillers. ( )
  janimar | Dec 19, 2010 |
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"Falling like a stone from six miles up, a brand new C-500 crashes in central France, killing two pilots aboard. With over one hundred C-500s in service around the world, interest is keen to get to the bottom of the mystery. When French officials take over this highly public investigation, they call in the best there is: they call Frank 'Jammer' Davis. A retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, Davis is part of the National Transportation Safety Board's 'go team.' With a reputation for getting things done--and for steamrolling anyone who gets in his way--Davis starts to dig. But just as Davis starts his investigation, news of the crash is overshadowed by a more spectacular disaster: suicide bombers attack oil refineries across the world, sending governments and financial markets into a tailspin. A relentless Davis keeps working, but when he finally uncovers the cause of the crash, and its terrifying connection to the terrorist attacks, it is a conspiracy of unthinkable proportions. A conspiracy he might not be able to stop"--Page 2 of cover.… (more)

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