Final Vector by Allan Leverone

Final Vector

Join Allan Leverone, author of the thriller novel, Final Vector, as he virtually tours the blogosphere February 1 – March 25 ‘11 on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!

Allan Leverone

About Allan Leverone

Allan Leverone is a three-time Derringer Award Finalist whose short fiction has been featured in Needle: A Magazine of Noir, Shroud Magazine, Twisted Dreams, Mysterical-E and many other venues, both print and online.

His debut thriller, titled FINAL VECTOR, is available February 2011 from Medallion Press.

For details, please visit or his blog at


About Final Vector

Final Vector

Air traffic controller Nick Jensen’s life is in a shambles. His wife Lisa has died following a horrific automobile wreck and the authorities suspect foul play. He finds evidence suggesting Lisa, a Pentagon auditor, had discovered potentially treasonous material on a fellow employee’s computer, a man who also winds up dead.
Desperate to escape the pain, Nick throws himself into his work and is on duty at the radar ATC facility serving Boston’s Logan Airport on the night U.S. President Robert Cartwright is scheduled to fly into Boston. Armed terrorists storm the facility, killing the security staff and taking Nick’s fellow controller hostage as he works.
Nick escapes capture, but with time running out, must use the information from his murdered wife to unravel the terrorists’ plot and stop an assassination while outnumbered, unarmed and on the run…


Read the Excerpt!

Jackie piped up, his normally high-pitched voice rising a couple of octaves. “So we’re going to use these Stinger missiles to shoot down an airplane?”“That is exactly correct,” Tony answered. “But not just any airplane. The president is flying into Logan International Airport in Boston very early next Sunday morning. We will be removing him from office. Permanently.”

“The president? The president of what?”

“What do you think?”

Stunned silence filled the room as the significance of Tony’s statement began to sink in.

“The president of the United States?” Joe-Bob whispered. “We’re going to shoot down Air Force One?”

Tony’s eyes glittered like hard black diamonds as he turned his cool smile on his small band of revolutionaries—the group that was about to change the course of history. “That is correct. President Cartwright is scheduled to celebrate the reopening of a historic church in Boston. I have learned that he will be flying into the airport around 5:00 a.m. next Sunday in order to arrive at the church in time to attend a sunrise service. He is then scheduled to lunch in the city with some of his major political contributors before flying back to Washington in early afternoon.

“Of course, as we now know, he will do none of those things, because he will be dead, lying at the bottom of a smoking hole in the ground just shy of Logan Airport. With a little bit of luck, perhaps people in the city will be killed as well, but that remains to be seen.”

Chaos erupted and then died down immediately when Tony held up a hand to silence his men.

Brian shook his head. “But how will we know where the plane is going to be and when to fire the missile? It’s a big sky out there.”

Tony smiled again. “We’ll know because we’re going to tell the pilot where we want him to go.”

Here’s what critics are saying about Final Vector!

“Allan Leverone raises the stakes with every turn of the page in this can’t-put-down tale of ruthless terrorists and cold-blooded betrayal.”

~ Sophie Littlefield, author of the Anthony Award–winning novel A Bad Day for Sorry

“Written with edge-of-your seat suspense and precise detail that can only come from a writer who did his research while on the job, Final Vector kept me, a white-knuckle flyer, in awe from the very first sentence. The successor to Michael Crichton has landed. And his name is Allan Leverone.”

~ Vincent Zandri, author of Amazon Top 100 “Hot New Release” The Remains


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