A Thrilling Look at the D.B. Cooper Story

By William L. Sullivan
Navillus Press, $14.95, 411 pages

1971:  a hijacking takes place aboard a Northwest Orient flight going from Portland to Seattle. One man, D.B. Cooper, successfully holds the plane and its crew for $200,000 ransom then parachutes off the plane into the Northwest forest and was never heard from again. Or that’s what Lieutenant Neil Ferguson believes until he gets a tip that D.B. Cooper is alive and a highly active criminal. Doubtful of this information, Neil starts following leads that convince him Cooper is still alive – the question is whether he can unravel the clues before he himself is a target of D.B. Cooper. |

The story of D.B. Cooper has fascinated people for decades and there have been many theories about who Cooper might really have been. This novel, D.B. Cooper’s Parachute is an equally fascinating fictionalized account about who the real D.B. Cooper is. The novel is well-written and increasingly thrilling as it shows Neil get further in over his head as he follows the clues that take him from Portland to Russia – in addition to dealing with a new romance, work politics and his autistic daughter. This hard-to-put-down book is something mystery fans should read.

Reviewed by Barbara Cothern

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