“The way we board airplanes and trust they’ll deliver us safely is a leap of faith that former intelligence officer Eric C. Anderson shatters in his newest edge-of-the-seat thriller. Final Flight picks up where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 left off, with us wondering what happened to that airplane and all those innocent passengers. In this rocket-paced novel’s world, Anderson leads us to believe that airline passengers are merely pawns in a war between aircraft maintenance companies, Chinese intellectual-property thieves, tattooed Japanese yakuza hitmen, and ruthless Russian mobsters. And he does it so well that readers will find themselves weak in the knees and nauseous at their very next TSA strip search. Final Flight is a thriller not to be missed, unless you’re ever planning on flying again.”
—Steven Hartov, New York Times best-selling author of The Soul of a Thief
ON A CLEAR, COLD NIGHT HIGH ABOVE EAST ASIA, A CHINA AIR PASSENGER JET DISAPPEARS FROM RADAR WITH ALL ABOARD. IT’S AN ANOMALY, A FLUKE, AN UNSOLVABLE PUZZLE—AND THEN A COUPLE OF HOURS LATER, IT HAPPENS AGAIN.
It’s 2023. Former Air Force maintenance officer Jason Montgomery and his erstwhile wrench-twister, Rob “Ski” Kalawski, have just landed the gig of their lives. China Air’s aging fleet of Boeing 777s now desperately needs navigation hardware and software upgrades. It’s a multimillion-dollar contract, and they’re just the guys to do it. Too easy, right?
Wrong. The Japanese firm supplying the gear knows the Chinese will reverse-engineer and steal it, so they’ve planted a deadly navigation bug to trigger at the first sign of theft. Jason’s just the middleman, but he finds himself trapped between yakuza gangsters, a tattooed dragon-lady sales exec, and murderous Russian mobsters looking to make a profit on the missing airplanes and passengers. If these crazies don’t start behaving like moral adults, people are going to die by the hundreds . . . and they do.
Final Flight, the latest prescient tale from the man who brought us the “New Caliphate” trilogy and Byte, might make you think twice before boarding the next plane.
ERIC C. ANDERSON was a former member of the U.S. intelligence community who served in Hawaii, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Washington D.C., his work focused on Northeast Asia—specifically China and North Korea. A prolific author, his bibliography includes Take the Money and Run: Sovereign Wealth Funds, Demise of American Prosperity, China Restored: The Middle Kingdom Looks Forward to 2020, Sinophobia: The Huawei Story, the “New Caliphate” fiction trilogy that includes Osiris, Anubis and Horus, which are based on his military experiences, and Byte, a thriller depicting the use of cryptocurrency as a tool for political regime change.
ERIC C. ANDERSON passed away on October 5, 2018. His vast literary contributions, from his fiction writing to his understanding of the complex intelligence and military challenges facing Western democracies, are incalculable.