Senior Airline Captain Frank Braden is being stalked in his home town of Austin, Texas, by unknown assailants who must arrange his death to look like a suicide or an accident before a specific deadline. The assassins almost succeed several times, in the air and on the ground. In fact, Braden’s surgeon wife, Nicole, saves his life twice from ground assailants. Both of them don’t know why people are trying to kill him.
Later, he receives a message warning him not to attend a forthcoming Senate hearing in Washington. If he agrees he will receive a million dollars and his wife’s life. When Braden turns to the FBI and local police for help, they doubt his stories since they have been led to believe he is schizophrenic and suicidal, exactly what his assailants want the authorities to think.
Dangerous Past is a story of a man who must choose between doing what ought to be done or keeping his family alive by allowing a murderous and powerful Washington VIP to escape his past.
Acclaims for Dangerous Past
“The author writes with breezy energy and is consistently at his best when describing scenes of suspenseful intrigue. Frank and his wife Nicole, emerge as a heroic pair. . . Whether they’re skirting imminent danger at the hands of marauding villains or devising schemes to outsmart the doggedly persistent killers, these two steal the show. Spirited, readable debut with extra points for plot and pacing.” — KIRKUS REVIEWS
“Ebbers writes with quickness, brilliantly merging plot and dialogue. Dangerous Past is an excitingly believable journey, worth staying up all night reading.”– IndieReader
“A gripping page-turner to the very end.” – Midwest Book Review
Bronze Medal Award – “Dangerous Past is a mystery-thriller in the spirit of both Scott Turow and Ernest K. Gann” – Military Writers Society of America
“Best Books Award Finalist” – USA Book News
“Fast moving with a fresh plot and with an exciting ending” – Daedalus Flyer Magazine
“An exciting tale of intrigue and death by an excellent writer.”—Walter Boyne, NYT best-selling author, and former Director of Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum.