by A. F. Ebbers
published by SilverHawk
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If you are looking for a fast-paced thriller, A. F. Ebbers sure delivers in Dangerous Past.
Frank Braden thought he left his Vietnam days behind him. Now a commercial pilot with a loving wife and two grown kids, he wants to forget all about his brother's death and the man who caused it so many years ago. However, Frank's peaceful life is about to end when a very powerful man orders a hit on him. The FBI believe Frank is suicidal, but Frank knows someone is out to get him. The problem is, no one - not even Frank at first - believes this man could possible want him dead. Now it is a race against time for Frank to prove what happened many years ago in Vietnam.
Ebbers does a great job keeping the suspense up from the first page. However, Frank is not always the most sympathetic character as he makes some really dumb choices - of course, without those dumb choices, there would be no real story. But this is not meant to be the great American novel, just a solid action/suspense novel, which is exactly what Ebbers gives.