Last Flight Out of Oz

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The mysterious disappearance of an mercurial visionary shakes the community. Has Weissman gone bad? Two brilliant students join forces in a high-stakes mountain chase, battling danger, vengeance, and each other to rescue their beloved mentor, now suspected of terrorism. More

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About Adam and Richard Swenson

Adam Swenson has been involved in writing fulltime for ten years as a feature writer, magazine editor, book co-author and editor, and founder of Swike Creative. He is a 1998 graduate of Bethel University with degrees in philosophy and theology. He has traveled widely, flying small planes in the Amazon, skinning a bear and picking salmon nets in the Alaskan bush, photographing community development in Nigeria, helping to build a maternal-child health clinic in Zambia, reading Sartre at the Left Bank’s Café Les Deux Magots, jogging up the serpentine path to Masada, and working on this novel 400 miles north of the Arctic Circle along the shores of a Norwegian fjord. He lives in Roseville, Minnesota with his wife and daughter. Richard Swenson holds degrees in medicine and physics and is a futurist, physician-researcher, educator, and the author of eight books. He has presented to a wide variety of professional, medical, educational, and management groups, most major church denominations and organizations, members of the United Nations, of Congress, of NASA, and of the Pentagon. He was an invited guest participant for the 44th Annual National Security Seminar. In 2003, he was awarded Educator of the Year by Christian Medical and Dental Associations. He and his wife make their home in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

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jstoc reviewed on on Feb. 8, 2012

I thought this book was slow at the beginning, however, it picked up the pace rather well. The charcters were pretty good. The story was right on. I enjoyed reading it. I have thought often in the last few years about where technology is leading us, and I agree with what the authors imply.
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Patrick Kahnke reviewed on on Jan. 26, 2012

I read this book in two days because I was intrigued by how it was going to turn out. The novel works on at least three levels - a "coming of age" story, a "cautionary tale," and a good old-fashioned suspense thriller. What makes the novel work on all of these levels is that the authors never forget that their first duty is to tell a good story.

I think the authors mean to inspire reflection on the nature of our tightly-coupled world and the spiritual ramifications of living in that sort of world. If so, they succeed on both of those levels. But they properly subordinate those concerns to telling a compelling story.

"Last Flight out of Oz," first and foremost, is fun to read! I look forward to the next book by these authors.
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lilaclass reviewed on on Jan. 19, 2012

This book was a natural fit for me, given my love of relationships, engaging my mind with high concept ideas, and my constant craving for a good adventure story. Civil society hangs in the balance in this book, and as the pressure is ratcheted up, we find an increasing connection between Kevin and Maggie.

The intense real life pressure that moved the timeline in the book was also the vehicle for developing the texture in the relationships. We get many chances to view different facets of the characters. Even though Anthony is a very tragic character, the overall feel of the book was uplifting and edifying. I am not a fan of gratuitous violence or dark, creepy elements, and this book managed to be a thriller without taking the easy out.

I love the Clive Cussler books because I always feel like I am learning something about the ocean and military stuff. I don't know if all the stuff I've learned in his books are true. In Last Flight Out of Oz, I know that what I learned is true, given the background of the authors and the real world examples they used. I feel like I took a class in it but without having to sit through lectures or turn in term papers.

A rare find - I highly recommend it. You will NOT be disappointed.

Sequel please!
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plankiwb reviewed on on Jan. 19, 2012

Great book! I loved the characters, tight coupling angle was very interesting. It definitely hits on where the world is headed. Good mix of adventure, ideas and fun characters. Recommended.
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