A distraught Davis rushes to Bogotá and bulls his way into the inquiry. When the wreckage is located, it becomes clear the crash was unsurvivable. As the investigation gains momentum, the facts go astray. Two pilots had been shot before the crash, along with one passenger. The possibility of a hijacking looms large as the search begins to focus on two passengers who boarded the plane, yet their remains cannot be found.
Davis uncovers an even more sinister plot behind the entire disaster―one that goes to the highest levels of the United States government. But how could it possibly involve his daughter?
Ward Larsen was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. After graduation from the University of Central Florida, he spent seven years flying fighters in the United States Air Force, including twenty-two missions in Operation Desert Storm. A trained aircraft accident investigator, he attended the U.S. Air Force Flying Safety Officer Course, and since leaving the military he has served as an airline captain and federal law enforcement officer. His novels have won numerous awards, including three Florida Book Awards, the Royal Palm Literary Award, ForeWord Book of the Year Award, and Military Writers Association of America’s Gold Medal for Fiction. His first book, The Perfect Assassin, is in pre-production as a motion picture with Amber Entertainment and SND/M6 Films.
Passenger 19 is third in the Jammer Davis series, following Fly by Wire and Fly by Night, and his sixth thriller, all of which have been best-sellers. Larsen has been called “an author to watch” by both Publishers Weekly and Booklist. An avid scuba diver, he lives in Sarasota, Florida.
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 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.
The U.S. government must find out what is in the hangar, and when an FBN airplane crashes, the opportunity arises to send an investigator to get to the bottom of things. Jammer Davis is the NTSB’s biggest headache, but also its best solo operator. He goes to Sudan in the name of solving an air crash, but with the true aim of locating the priceless remains of America’s latest technological marvel.
As Davis enters this inhospitable world, he finds the two disparate mysteries strangely intertwined. True to his nature, Davis barges ahead. Yet everything he finds takes him in reverse, disproving what little he has been given as fact. From Khartoum, to the Sudanese desert, to the Red Sea, Davis is unstoppable. He soon discovers that more is at stake, an incredible conspiracy that will tear the region apart. And one that will threaten America like nothing before.
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Keywords: mystery, medieval mystery, romantic suspense, middle ages, medieval, Wales, private investigator, Gwynedd, Prince of Wales, historical romance, teen, young adult.
This book was inspired by the video game Escape from Tarkov, and takes a closer look at one of the characters – a Scav. It’s not hard to understand the metamorphosis of hardened criminals, but how does an ordinary person, until yesterday an office worker, become a Scav? Will he be able to throw away everything and turn into a savage predator? He will, and surprisingly quickly. Fingers accustomed to clicking a mouse can just as comfortably pull a trigger. Even searching the still-warm body of an enemy poses no real problems. The pangs of conscience won’t last long. But can a predator like that retain any of their humanity? Will they still be capable of any good deeds?
Let’s go to Tarkov and find out.