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October 24, 2011

SKYJACK The Hunt For D.B. Cooper (Geoffrey Gray)

9780307451293.gifGray, a contributing editor at New York Magazine, crafts an engrossing tale of intrigue, mystery, and obsession. The book chronicles his efforts at solving the 1971 skyjacking of Northwest Orient Flight 305. With a suspect and a Pulitzer prize in mind, Gray set out on his journey optimistic and full of hope that he could achieve his objectives relatively quickly. He soon found out it wouldn't be that easy uncovering the hijacker named Dan Cooper (erroneously reported as D.B. Cooper soon after the hijacking). Gray delves into the life histories of several suspects including airline employee Kenneth Christiansen, career criminal Duane Weber, Bobby Dayton who later became Barbara Dayton, and former Green Beret and Mormon Sunday school teacher Richard Floyd McCoy. These strange and bizarre characters warrant a book of their own. Ultimately, Gray descends into a near madness that some describe as the Cooper curse. He does keep it together enough to detail his dealings with FBI agents, amateur sleuths, and assorted Cooper conspiracists. Come along for this thrilling plane ride, but be warned - bring a parachute.

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