In 1971, a man calling himself D.B. Cooper hijacked a flight, claimed his ransom without harming a soul and vanished.
He parachuted out of the plane over the dense woods of the Pacific Northwest with $200,000 strapped to his body.
Elwood Reid uses this true story as a starting point, imagining Cooper as Phil Fitch, a Vietnam vet with a failed marriage who decides the time has come to do something that will save him from a life of punching time cards and wondering what could have been.
Fitch ends up in Mexico, where he drifts until a turn of bad luck forces him to return home.
Meanwhile, retired FBI agent Frank Marshall, struggling with his new life of leisure - fishing, drinking too much, tempted to embark on an affair with a female witness - decides to help a young agent determined to solve the case of D.B.
Cooper. This is an odyssey, a manhunt, a gripping and frequently hilarious tale.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 310 pages
- Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
- Publication Date: 11/02/2006
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781904738190
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