Review: Final Flight

Final Flight


On a clear, cold night high above Asia, a China Air passenger jet disappears from radar. An anomaly, a fluke, an unsolvable puzzle-and then a couple of hours later, it happens again.

A former member of the U.S. intelligence community, author Eric Anderson takes us to 2023 in his new book FINAL FLIGHT (Dunn Books: June 9, 2020), and picks up where real-life Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 left off. What happened to that airplane and all the people aboard?

Former Air Force maintenance officer Jason Montgomery and his erstwhile wrench-twister, Rob “Ski” Kalawski, have just landed the gig of their lives. China Air’s aging fleet of Boeing 777s now desperately needs navigation hardware and software upgrades. It’s a multimillion-dollar contract, and they’re just the guys to do it. Too easy, right?


The Japanese firm supplying the gear knows the Chinese will reverse-engineer and steal it, so they’ve planted a deadly navigation bug to trigger at the first sign of theft. Jason’s just the middleman, but he finds himself trapped between yakuza gangsters, a tattooed dragon-lady sales exec, and murderous Russian mobsters looking to make a profit on the missing airplanes and passengers. If these crazies don’t start behaving like moral adults, people are going to die by the hundreds . . . and they do.

FINAL FLIGHT, the latest prescient tale from the man who brought us the “New Caliphate” trilogy Osiris, Anubis and Horas as well Byte, might make you think twice before boarding the next plane. 

Rating: 4-stars


Final Flight by Eric C. Anderson has me rethinking of flying anywhere. If flying could be this dangerous than what about ships and trains? I was intrigued by this espionage slash spy thriller. Every page held more danger. The deeper I got the more explosive the risks were. Deadly is one adjective that came to mind each time. The writer’s experience in the military helped shape this novel into what it is. It felt so realistic. However, the way it was written kind of slowed it down. The point of view is done differently than most books in this genre. It can lead readers into thinking it’s not a great read when it actually is. Dig further, the book was worth it.

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