Working with a newly formed covert intelligence unit that answers directly to the White House, Logan is dispatched to Hanoi to identify the real killer as the trade agreement threatens to implode. Arlo, was a fellow black ops agent and Logan's best friend until he stole Logan's wife. Logan's Buddhist aspirations are charming, especially when he quotes philosophy. Since retirement, he has used his skills as a pilot to open a flight school. Logan is instantly drawn to her. Nearly 60 years later, while flying over the Sierra Nevada, retired military assassin turned civilian flight instructor and would-be Buddhist Cordell Logan catches a glint of sunlight on metal and spots what appears to be an aircraft wreckage. Not going to win any writing awards, but truly an entertaining read.
The Three-Nine Line is a very clever and intriguing addition to the Cordell Logan Mystery series. I love the humor in the tense moments; reminds me of some of the best in the hard-boiled world. These products will be playable exclusively on the Downpour. The team finds not only a long-missing airplane, with the mummified remains of its pilot still at the controls, but something much more recent and far more sinister: the body of a young man, shot to death only hours earlier. Some twists, some turns, and some great ime in the sky. Discovering Buddhism late in life had helped me understand that lesson, even if I sometimes fell well short in practicing it. But after flying to San Diego in his beloved aging Cessna, the Ruptured Duck, Logan is quickly drawn into a vexing and deadly jigsaw puzzle.
Voodoo Ridge by David Freed is the 3rd installment in the Cordell Logan series. A plane bearing a mysterious cargo takes off from a small airport outside Los Angeles and disappears into a raging storm. It's an interesting thriller mystery, but some pretty big flaws to go along with it. This has quickly become one of my favorite audiobook series with Ray Porter as the narrator for books 1 Flat Spin and this one. The appeal seemed to be mostly physical.
When she asks his help, he has no problem saying no. With a stack of bills to pay, sits expectantly at his desk phone waiting for clients to call about flight instruction. Well Cordell almost celebrated when he heard Arlo Echevarria was dead, dancing a jig in his head. Whatever, it is a book sure to entertain mystery lovers and I highly recommend it. The books are all well paced. But it is also about love and loss and the search for reconciliation in and around the mind of the hero. In this second outing, Cordell Logan is the same irresistible character we first met in Flat Spin.
Logan and Echevarria were once comrades-in-arms assigned to a top secret military assassination team known simply as Alpha. Freed does not tell a story; rather, he shows it, and does the same re. Working together while pretending to ignore their simmering mutual attraction, they soon find themselves caught up in a high-stakes, high-altitude cat-and-mouse game, one that in the end could destroy them both. I enjoyed the first two installments, was teetering with the last book, and this one nose-dived. I like this type of guy who still carries a torch for a former love, who thinks he's moved on, but really he hasn't. Along the way, Logan is stalked by a mysterious motorist who repeatedly tries to kill him. The assassination was arguably the seminal event of my lifetime.
I liked her smile, the gentle way she teased me, her self-confidence. Cordell is also on his own for much of the investigation and lacks some of the resources he needs to obtain necessary information. The decades old mystery surrounding the wreckage is quickly complicated by a recent murder at the crash site and investigators have barely begun probing the case, when Savannah goes missing. You can get quickly hooked and just as quickly disappointed. The ex-wife is well portrayed and exhibits a nice level of conflict. Well Cordell almo Cordell Logan, retired black ops agent, current flight instructor and budding Buddhist disciple.
The team finds not only a long-missing airplane, with the mummified remains of its pilot still at the controls, but something much more recent and far more sinister: the body of a young man, shot to death only hours earlier. Consequently, he finds himself often struggling to reconcile his violent past with the gentle lessons of the Buddha. Could there be a killer, or killers, systematically silencing those individuals with knowledge of what transpired that day in Dallas before the truth can be made public? Arlo, was a fellow black ops agent and Logan's best friend until he stole Logan's wife. The combination of high adventure, sharp wit, and deep subject-matter expertise on the part of the author makes the Cordell Logan series is a must-read. Having been a former government anti-terrorist agent, the main character, Logan, now a flight instructor with less work than he needs, also is in a quest to be enlightened through a pursuit. After all, the first thing you learn as a newspaper reporter, which I was for nearly 20 years, is that nobody can keep a secret. Looking forward to seeing what David Freed does next.
I like that unexpected element. Female, Russian, old, young, he hit them all on the head. They described him as five-foot-five and 180 pounds. His sharp wit and sarcasm permeate the dialogue and tone of the book. I wish they'd release a new edition with the proper voice talent. A wonderful way to travel.
He will only become more complex and rich in nature as this series continues. We would have continued the conversation right then and there, and our little talk would have ended with him in intensive care or, quite possibly, the morgue. I listed via audiobook, and the narrator was hands-down the best I've heard. Fangs Out 2013 Logan is asked to investigate a murder involving a defense contractor accused of killing the daughter of a hero in Fangs Out. Ray Porter always does a fantastic job narrating.
With the clock ticking and the love of his life in peril, Logan is drawn into a vexing vortex as personal and potentially deadly as any he's ever known. What I enjoyed the most about this book was the writing, and through that, the voice of the main character. He's now a down on his luck owner of a flight school, Above The Clouds Aviation in Rancho Bonita, California. They are available as eBooks, audiobooks, and those paper things your grandparents used to read. He nailed the snarky, sharp wit of Cordell Logan and used inflection to realistically represent all other characters. Tell us a bit about his evolution as a character.