An airline captain and his wife are being stalked by professional assassins who have a deadline to kill him and make it look like an accident or suicide. The couple doesn’t know why they are being targeted. Little by little they are pulled into a dangerous web of intrigue by a murderous criminal network who offers the pilot his wife’s life if he will concede to their demands.
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.
I don’t read a lot of spy novels usually. This one sounded really good though so I gave it a try. I think the fact that the author was a pilot and was in Vietnam makes the story that much more realistic and the characters more relatable. The story opens with some truly bone chilling action and the ride doesn’t stop until the very end. Kidnapping, contract hit men and decades old grudges combine, but even with all the twists and turns A.F Ebbers writes in a way that makes it easy for the reader to follow and never lose track of whats going on. I’d love to read more from this author and would recommend this book to anyone 🙂
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
About writing. I write realistically about what I have
experienced. Most of the places in this novel are real 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.