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Loved it!! So cute and funny
“Skyjack” by Geoffrey Gray, published by Crown Publishing. Category – True Crime If you lived in the 70’s it is highly unlikely that you never heard of D.B. Cooper. Cooper may have committed the perfect crime, that is if he lived. D.B. Cooper hijacked (skyjacked) Northwest Orient flight 305 and demanded $200.000 ransom for the plane and passengers. The plane was a Boeing 727 that had an “aftstairs” that could be used for boarding and deplaning. When Cooper obtained the ransom and parachutes he let the passengers off the plane and kept the crew on board. They were given a flight plan and somewhere over the Pacific Northwest Cooper dropped the aftstairs and parachuted into the night. The authorities, using the technology available at the time, determined that Cooper parachuted into a very dense and unpopulated area. They came to believe that he most likely was killed by landing in water or injured severely when he either landed in trees or hard ground. The mystery is still with us today. D. B. Cooper has never been found, either dead or alive, and only a small amount of the money has been recovered. “Skyjack” is full of characters that will have you shaking your head. They range anywhere from men who might have been Cooper. There were several that had parachute training, some with expertise in flying, and some who knew the workings of the Boeing 727. Many of these had shady backgrounds that could have possible connections with covert operations of the government. The legend of Cooper lives on as parties are held every year commemorating his deed, and there are still people who are searching the woods looking for some trace of D. B. Cooper. An interesting read, although I found the writing wanting and the flow of the book difficult in some areas. However, if you have any interest in this story, the book will more than wet your appetite as to what happened on the night of November 24, 1971.
It was in my collection, has been recycled. It was okay. Someone I worked for recommended it to me.
I loved this book. If you are a "Pride and Prejudice" fan, you will love this book.