cover image False Horizon: A Seth Walker Novel

False Horizon: A Seth Walker Novel

Joseph Reid. Thomas & Mercer, $12.99 trade paper (302p) ISBN 978-1-5039-5936-1

In Reid’s strong sequel to Takeoff, federal air marshal Seth Walker investigates the crash of a commuter plane, Appalachian 303, over eastern West Virginia. The official cause is a bird strike, but the real reason remains a mystery. FBI special agent Mitchell Devers and West Virginia sheriff Heather Simon assist Seth and his team as they focus on three possible perpetrators: a group of ecoterrorists who have used drones in their anti-fracking campaign, a local drug dealer who had a grudge against someone aboard the doomed flight, or members of the military who launched an accidental drone strike. Seth has an unusual brain condition that allows him to input many sources of information all at once, and with this flood of data he devises a plan that enables him to combat whoever brought down the plane. An exciting final battle, plenty of technical details, quirky characters, and the West Virginia setting all add up to a riveting, fast-moving thriller. Readers will look forward to Seth’s further adventures. [em]Agent: Cynthia Manson, Cynthia Manson Literary. (June) [/em]