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Author: Frederick Ramsay Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Ike Schwartz Mysteries Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781455194674
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Sometimes clues just fall out of the sky.

Nick Reynolds, his pilot’s rating barely a month old, drops off the radar at night over the Chesapeake Bay. Investigating agencies call it another tragic pilot-error accident. No trace of the plane is found in the Bay’s murky waters. Ike Schwartz, erstwhile sheriff of Picketsville, on vacation, is approached by Charlie Garland, an old CIA friend, to look into the disappearance. Ike’s wide-eyed entry into a simple missing person’s case catapults him into an international thriller with intimations of terrorism that might threaten the nation and its leaders.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ramsay is best when contrasting the smooth professional spies and military men with lively amateurs like the cranky Bunky Crispins, a fiercely independent waterman who shows that it's possible to be a patriot and a rebel at the same time.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Lloyd James provides an intelligent narration. Ike has a likable energy, Charlie is appropriately prickly, and Fisher sounds like a man on a mission. Ramsay’s engrossing double mystery and James’ smart reading are two good reasons to listen.”

    AudioFile

  •  “A high-concept technothriller with a folksy touch and lots of local color, a winning combination that ought to delight Ramsay fans and win new ones.”

    Booklist

  • “A fast-paced thriller that’s quite a departure from Ramsay’s Picketsville mysteries.”

    Kirkus 

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 9/11/2013

    " A good read. I'd like to read more of this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 10/31/2012

    " A novice pilot disappears on the night of July 4 & Ike Schwartz, sheriff of Picketsville & ex-CIA agent happens to be vacationing in the area. A huge can of worms explodes with lots of action & deception. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kitty | 5/13/2011

    " Ex-CIA agent is called in by the current CIA to save "life as we know it". This post-9-11 world has terrorists and backwoods fishermen. Only OK. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 2/25/2011

    " I agree with Richard Lollar's review. I too questioned the need for a second theme. The first theme was great and I felt the main hero was over played as the only man who could save the U.S. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 10/3/2010

    " Ex-CIA agent assists friend to find cause of plane crash of his neice's fiance. Very detailed about the process of the search with little violence. Somewhat laid back in approach. Recognition of skills of local people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 6/7/2010

    " A novice pilot disappears on the night of July 4 & Ike Schwartz, sheriff of Picketsville & ex-CIA agent happens to be vacationing in the area. A huge can of worms explodes with lots of action & deception. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kitty | 8/4/2009

    " Ex-CIA agent is called in by the current CIA to save "life as we know it". This post-9-11 world has terrorists and backwoods fishermen. Only OK. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 6/18/2009

    " I agree with Richard Lollar's review. I too questioned the need for a second theme. The first theme was great and I felt the main hero was over played as the only man who could save the U.S. "

About the Author

Frederick Ramsay was born in Baltimore and received a doctorate from the University of Illinois. After a stint in the army, he joined the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is also an ordained Episcopal priest and an accomplished public speaker. In addition to the Ike Schwartz mysteries, the Botswana mysteries, and the Jerusalem mysteries, Ramsay is the author of scientific and general articles, tracts, and theses and coauthor of the Baltimore Declaration. He lives in Surprise, Arizona, with his wife and partner, Susan.

About the Narrator

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.