Jacques Evans retired from the U.S. Air Force and is a life member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has worked on numerous aerospace projects and spent years at Cape Kennedy as a member of the Apollo team. He is the author of action/adventure novels. His favorite novelists are Nevil Shute and Patrick O'Brian.
When the miscreant behind the greatest Ponzi scheme in history was exposed, Bernie Madoff's name was plastered on the front page of every newspaper in the country and heard on television ad nauseam. But nary a sound was heard about the current occupant of the White House—there was a total media blackout of the president's forged birth certificate.
During the Gulf War an Iraqi captain incurs a lifetime hatred for the West. In possession of a pistol, issued to SOCOM, he leaves Iraq and begins a career as a hit man for a drug cartel. After the captain threatens the cartel's accountant, he realizes his mistake and leaves before he feels the cartel's wrath. When he arrives in Pakistan, he joins al-Qaeda and SOCOM joins the hunt for the captain.
Fraser's Run is the story of a British and German pilot and an OSS officer during World War II. The British pilot is killed on a mission to support an OSS team in occupied France. Details of his death are sketchy. Thirty years later at a reunion of the British squadron, a German pilot and the OSS officer are invited to speak and a dramatic story unfolds regarding the death of the British pilot.
There was no name on the C-46 but the crews who flew the Hump called her the Betty G. The airplane was identified by a painting of a scantily clad female on the side of the nose. In 1944 the Betty G encountered severe turbulence and crashed into the side of a mountain---attempts to reach the site were futile. Rumors circulated that gold coins for Chiang Kai-shek's payroll were aboard the Betty G.
In 1949 after returning to the States, a Berlin Airlift crew crashes in an unexplored area of Brazil. Only two of the five-man crew survive. The information is closely held---only President Truman and a select few know the cause of the crash. On national security grounds, the information is classified 'Top Secret' and sealed for fifty years.
In 1933, a ten-kilogram sack of diamonds is loaded aboard a biplane that crashes in an unexplored area of British Guiana. The crash site is populated by aborigines and is inaccessible. The fact that diamonds were aboard is closely held. In 1940, Hitler learns that diamonds were aboard the aircraft and orders the SS to recover them. Churchill learns of the plan and the plot continues...
In 1942, the OSS is tasked with kidnapping a German officer from a neutral country. The officer, an atomic physicist, was inadvertently assigned to the Africa Corps. While flying back to Berlin, his aircraft was shot down and fishermen plucked the physicist from the Gulf of Adalia. According to international law, he was interned by Turkey. President Roosevelt greenlights a risky OSS operation...
In the last days of World War II, a B-24 sinks a German submarine in the West Indies. Weeks later, a fishing boat recovers a life raft with two dead men aboard. A diary is found in a waterproof pouch sewn into a dead German's jacket. The captain tosses the diary into a box. He turns the corpses over to the coast guard but keeps the diary--28 years later the diary turns up at a Florida flea market.
Before his position was overrun a marine buried a 42.5 carat stolen diamond on the island of Corregidor. At a rural post office, 32 years later, Sam Gibbons and Roscoe Barnes are removing the old post office boxes when a letter falls to the floor. The letter, dated 1942, details the theft from a czarist officer. Sam and Roscoe hunt for the diamond and are thrust into an international legal battle
Jimmy Carson and Joe Lyons meet during the Spanish Civil War and fly together through three wars. In 1961, Lyons is killed when he is shot down at the Bay of Pigs. Unwilling to admit an American pilot was involved the CIA devises a cover story that Carson, who was not involved in the Cuban invasion, doesn’t believe. Years later he uncovers a bizarre incident that unravels the cover story.
In 1942 the Blue Goose, a B-24 bomber, disappeared during a routine test flight from an airbase in Florida. After an intensive search, no trace of the plane or crew was ever found. Thirty years later, the remains of the copilot were discovered on a remote beach in northern Brazil---a bizarre Nazi plot is uncovered and the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the Blue Goose is finally solved.
A Russian colonel tries to terrorize the United States into withdrawing its troops from Europe so Russia can bring the breakaway republics back into the fold. He is a supporter of General Kuchma who is running in the presidential election. Convinced getting American troops out of Europe will ensure Kuchma's election, the colonel launches a series of terrorist attacks against the United States.