I learned to fly recreational aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base on a short runway that paralleled a 15,000ft one where the Space Shuttle once landed. For flyers who love clear skies, wide-open spaces, and pioneering projects, this was “God’s country.” Most aircraft in the Air Force arsenal were tested at this test base and at any particular moment a diverse array of aircraft could be seen in the pattern. The rumble of a B-1 bomber passing over my little Cessna in those training days left a lasting impression, one I turned into writing fiction.
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A plane gone. A pilot dead.
Hawker Dunlop's repossession team demoralized and in jail.
Ex-military pilot Jet Walczynski and her crew are back in a mission to repossess an airliner in Ecuador. The mission falls apart when they are betrayed and the team disintegrates. Dunlop’s lawyer, Gregori Demos, sees justice as the best recourse for bringing them back together...if the new mission doesn't kill them first. Their task—locate the missing aircraft, nab the betrayer, and uncover the people who financed the deadly con.
Hedge fund billionaire Frédéric Zinsli has no intention of being stopped in his life-long drive to avenge his grandfather. He has teamed with the dark side of technology, brought in investors, and obtained the perfect instrument to win his fight. When he discovers Dunlop’s repo team on his tail again, he intends to shut them down for good.
Adding to the difficulty, the CIA has taken an interest in this repossession gone wrong and will gladly sacrifice Dunlop’s people to order to uncover Zinsli’s intentions. While Jet’s team fight personal demons and battles to stay ahead of the opposition, time is counting down. As the truth is revealed and Jet’s team is forced to make precipitous decisions, will they succeed or be outfoxed once again?
REPOSSESSED had a great showing in five national contests. The book won the Daphne du Maurier Mainstream Award for Mystery and Suspense, a Maggie Award for Novel with Romantic Elements, a HOLT Award of Merit, and placed second in the Book Buyers Best and Write Touch Readers Award.
"When Brazilian gem dealer Maximilian Furst stops making payments on his fifty million dollar business jet, “Hawker” Dunlop, reclusive owner of a high-end recovery company, sends a resourceful team to Rio to repossess the aircraft.
Dunlop’s newest hire, ex-military pilot Amelia “Jet” Walczynski, has the perfect skills for infiltrating Furst’s inner circle and flying away the targeted plane. The assignment appears straightforward until Jet discovers Furst is a sociopath and knows she is after his aircraft. Her promised support team, a Greek lawyer avenging his brother’s death, a conman who sidelines as their scout, and a mechanic who paints her nails to match the country of operation, appear a hindrance rather than help. Jet finds it hard to play nice with her teammates when their private agendas put her life at risk. Yet, the closer she gets to Furst and the plane, the more she and her team will have to rely on each other to complete the repossession."