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What readers are saying about Skyheist

"Bob Brantner's latest novel Skyheist is an exciting adventure set against the backdrop of the golden age of 1960's aviation.  This is a book for anyone who loves a good story - aviation centric or otherwise."

Norman Y. Mineta

      Former Secretary of Transportation


"Bob Brantner's writing takes you away from your everyday world and transports you to an adventure that will send a chill up your spine and make your pulse rate quicken.  It seems at times that each turn of the page is a turn in the overall story - and it is one you didn't expect.  Your not just looking in the window and watching this adventure, now you're strapped into the seat, and you'll have to hold on tight because you're along for the whole ride."

Wes Oleswezski

       Author of 27 books, including Invisible Evil


"Bob Brantner's creative style and in-depth technical knowledge push the reader to the extremes of the flight envelope as he navigates an intricate flight plan of technology, deception and intrigue-with many unexpected aborts and go-arounds-to keep you loved into the moment.  If you love aviation and flying, this is a must read."

Bill Thompson

        Executive Director of Engagement Initiative &                     Heritage Project, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical                       University

Everyone thought it was just a hijacking.
They were Wrong.
It was a


In aviation's golden age of the 1960's, a late arriving passenger boards a TWA 727 minutes before departure.  However, this passenger is not what he seems.  As the plane is taxiing out for takeoff, the new arrival brandishes a gun.  Everyone present is now part of a hijacking.

Working with the authorities, the flight crew is successful in safely evacuating the passengers.  However, the hijacker is equally successful in forcing the plane into the sky.  Destination: Cuba.

In the middle of the night, hours after takeoff, an explosion rocks the plane, forcing the crew to make an emergency landing short of the hijacker's intended destination.  As smoke begins to fill the cockpit, the flight engineer heads back to the cabin to investigate.  There he finds the hijacker has mysteriously disappeared.  Even more curious, he has left his $100,000 ransom behind.  It isn't until the Treasury Department becomes involved that the crew learns that what at first seemed a normal hijacking, was in reality a heist worth $11 million dollars.

Skyheist is a thrilling adventure full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very last page, taking you on a journey through an age of air travel long past, but not forgotten!

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