Pub Date 10 Apr 2018
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On the ground, Thea comes face-to-face with a former nemesis, a Sicilian don who wants something, or someone, on that plane. Her old foe imprisons her in the hangar and takes to the air with the boys and the passengers still aboard, mysteriously demanding that Thea use the resources of Quantum International to hijack a truckload of Syrian refugees bound for Budapest. He makes it clear he will return the passengers only when the truck and its contents are in his possession.
Thea, Rif, and the Quantum team must race against the clock to discover the don's true motives before any harm comes to the two boys and their fellow passengers. Revealing a deadly conspiracy that connects the dark postwar legacy of World War II to the present, this case will bring all parties to an explosive conclusion that will decide the fate of millions across Europe and the Middle East.
"K.J. Howe's Skyjack is a rip-roaring adventure from first page to last. The novel's thrilling blend of scientific plausibility, riveting spycraft, and ripped-from-the-headlines authenticity left me in awe. And the hero of this nail-biter, Thea Paris, is a Swiss Army knife of ingenuity, smarts, and skills. I want her to be my new best friend, or at least, to be there if I'm ever in harm's way. I can't wait to see what trouble she gets into next!" --James Rollins, New York Times bestseller of The Demon Crown
"K.J. Howe has done it again! High stakes, up-to-the-minute realism, and nonstop action make Howe's whip-smart international thriller Skyjack a worthy follow-up to her breakout debut, The Freedom Broker. Fans of Jason Bourne's high-octane thrillers have a new hero: Thea Paris." --Karen Dionne, author of the international bestseller The Marsh King's Daughter
"In Skyjack, K.J. Howe has brought us the next thrilling installment of The Freedom Brokerseries, featuring the fascinating heroine Thea Paris as an international kidnap negotiator. This action-packed book is pure excitement, tracking Thea Paris as she unravels a mysterious genocidal plot. Exotic locations, intricate plot twists, and rich characters make this a page-turning thriller you will not want to miss. I found myself eager to read the next chapter, and then the next, to discover how the unfolding challenges would be addressed. Thea Paris is a wonderful character, smart, tough, and always thinking several moves ahead, an intriguing protagonist that I want to read more and more about. Pick up, strap in, and prepare for an action-packed journey." --Gary Noesner, Chief, FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit (retired)