As with all of John Nance's books, this one is exceptional as well. If you enjoy stories related to piloting aircraft, and throw in a twist of major suspense and drama, you will love this book. And don't forget to try out any or all of Nance's books. I believe I've read all of them so far and have never been disappointed.
In Athens, a Boeing 737 noses into its gate, and its crew is suddenly confronted by Greek officials waiting to arrest one of its passengers, a beloved ex-president of the United States, John Harris. Captain Craig Dayton, believing Harris's life is in danger, stages a daring escape by backing the jet away from the gate without clearance and taking off down a vacant runway. The dilemma for Captain Dayton and his precious cargo is that Peru has signed an Interpol warrant for President Harris's arrest, using the same treaty employed by Spain to extradite former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. The Peruvian government alleges that Harris is personally responsible for a supposed ClA-led strike against a biological weapons factory during his term of office. But the nightmare for Harris - and the U.S. State Department - is this: There is no place to hide, because almost every nation in the world has signed the treaty and every one of them must honor the warrant and give Peru what it wants - a president to humiliate on the international stage. Captain Dayton flies Harris and his crew on an against-the-clock mission around the world to find a safe haven, while Harris's rumpled and out-gunned lawyer wrestles an international team of legal sharks snapping at their biggest prize yet.
Great book, keeps you interested from the start.
Very exciting. I read it in one night, couldn't put it down.
Really, Really Good! Hubby and I both got completely sucked in and could barely put it down!
Excellent, read it twice!
This is a delightfully exciting legal thriller. It represents the worst nightmare under a new international treaty against torture. The treaty allows any signatory to send an arrest warrant for torture to any other signatory country. The receiving country is required, if the "i's" have been dotted and the "t's" crossed, to issue it's own arrest warrant and to arrest the accused and extradite him to the original country for trial. While the purpose of the treaty to prevent this type of criminal from hiding anywhere in the world is laudable, it does create some concerning possibilities.
Here, the fictional current dictator of Peru has arranged for an arrest warrant for a former President of the USA. The former President is chased across the Mediterranean, helped by an American airline pilot, a tour group of American World War II veterans, a US military base, and numerous lawyers and barristers to finally face a hearing in the Republic of Ireland. I was on the edge of my seat for every minute.
I HAVE ONLY READ 1 OF HIS BOOKS BUT I PLAN ON READING ALL OF THEM....D