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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (375 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Geoffrey Gray Narrator: Geoffrey Gray Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“I have a bomb here and I would like you to sit by me.”
That was the note handed to a stewardess by a mild-mannered passenger on a Northwest Orient flight in 1971. It was the start of one of the most astonishing whodunits in the history of American true crime: how one man extorted $200,000 from an airline, then parachuted into the wilds of the Pacific Northwest and into oblivion. D. B. Cooper’s case has become the stuff of legend and obsessed and cursed his pursuers with everything from bankruptcy to suicidal despair. Now with SKYJACK, journalist Geoffrey Gray delves into this unsolved mystery uncovering new leads in the infamous case.
Starting with a tip from a private investigator into a promising suspect (a Cooper lookalike, Northwest employee, and trained paratrooper), Gray is propelled into the murky depths of a decades-old mystery, conducting new interviews and obtaining a first-ever look at Cooper’s FBI file. Beginning with a heartstopping and unprecedented recreation of the crime itself, from cabin to cockpit to tower, and uncanny portraits of characters who either chased Cooper or might have committed the crime, including Ralph Himmelsbach, the most dogged of FBI agents, who watched with horror as a criminal became a counter-culture folk hero who supposedly shafted the system…Karl Fleming, a respected reporter whose career was destroyed by a Cooper scoop that was a scam…and Barbara (nee Bobby) Dayton, a transgendered pilot who insisted she was Cooper herself.
With explosive new information and exclusive access to FBI files and forensic evidence, SKYJACK reopens one of the great cold cases of the 20th century. Download and start listening now!


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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Charles | 2/12/2014

    " Disappointed, thinking this was a pretty clear and researched study. Turned out more like a way-too-long "This American Life" (for which the author also reports) article, ending up inevetibly no closer to a solution. I lost track so many times of who the players were, I didn't know half of the people involved. At some point I realized all were suspects, and I guess it shows how even the FBI simply couldn't process the information overload; but a pointless review, leading to no conclusions, narrowing down nothing, turning into conspiracy theories & cohorts who eventually clam up when they think they've found out enough to write their own book. Back to pure fiction or well-analyzed true crime, this was a bit of neither for me... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christiane | 2/12/2014

    " I never knew until I read this book how common plane hijackings were in the 1970's. Yet D.B. Cooper is the only unsolved case; no one really knows what happened after he parachuted out of that Boeing 727 somewhere over the Pacific Northwest. This book is a great attempt to solve the mystery once and for all, but much like the final fate of Percy Fawcett in the Amazon jungle (which I read in The Lost City of Z by David Grann), there is endless speculation, but no certain answers, and probably never will be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mark Nader | 2/7/2014

    " Love it or hate it. I loved it. Well done. Well researched and engaging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Aaron | 1/27/2014

    " An update on the DB Cooper Skyjacking case. Its a good read but the conclusion kind of sucked. "

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