Monday, February 21, 2011

Book Tour and Review: Final Vector by Allen Leverone

My Review:

Why I read this: From the blurb it sounds like a very exciting book so I asked to be a part of the tour.

How is this novel driven?  Plot, it's a suspense novel.

My Thoughts: If you like edge-of-your-seat suspense, then try out Mr. Leverone.  From page one to the end you will be breathless with the suspense.  I loved this book.  I love how the plot wove itself and how the action played out.  The writing was well done, the characters were interesting and the descriptions of how air traffic control works were interesting and informative.

I don't really know what else to say about this book - it is just simply an entertaining and enjoyable and intense story.  Mr. Leverone understands how to craft and exciting suspense novel.  The bad guys are scary, the good guys are heroic.  Final Vector is hard to put down and I look forward to more works from Mr. Leverone in the future.

This is one of the things I love about book blogging - find new authors from smaller presses that are true gems.  Final Vector is definitely one of those.

My Rating:  4.5/5.0

About Allan Leverone

Allan LeveroneAllan Leverone is a three-time Derringer Award Finalist whose short fiction has been featured in Needle: A Magazine of Noir, Shroud Magazine, Twisted Dreams, Mysterical-E and many other venues, both print and online. His debut thriller, titled FINAL VECTOR, is available February 2011 from Medallion Press. For details, please visit or his blog at



About Final Vector

Final VectorAir traffic controller Nick Jensen’s life is in a shambles. His wife Lisa has died following a horrific automobile wreck and the authorities suspect foul play. He finds evidence suggesting Lisa, a Pentagon auditor, had discovered potentially treasonous material on a fellow employee’s computer, a man who also winds up dead.
Desperate to escape the pain, Nick throws himself into his work and is on duty at the radar ATC facility serving Boston’s Logan Airport on the night U.S. President Robert Cartwright is scheduled to fly into Boston. Armed terrorists storm the facility, killing the security staff and taking Nick’s fellow controller hostage as he works.
Nick escapes capture, but with time running out, must use the information from his murdered wife to unravel the terrorists’ plot and stop an assassination while outnumbered, unarmed and on the run…

Read the Excerpt!

Jackie piped up, his normally high-pitched voice rising a couple of octaves. “So we’re going to use these Stinger missiles to shoot down an airplane?” “That is exactly correct,” Tony answered. “But not just any airplane. The president is flying into Logan International Airport in Boston very early next Sunday morning. We will be removing him from office. Permanently.”
“The president? The president of what?”
“What do you think?”
Stunned silence filled the room as the significance of Tony’s statement began to sink in.
“The president of the United States?” Joe-Bob whispered. “We’re going to shoot down Air Force One?”
Tony’s eyes glittered like hard black diamonds as he turned his cool smile on his small band of revolutionaries—the group that was about to change the course of history. “That is correct. President Cartwright is scheduled to celebrate the reopening of a historic church in Boston. I have learned that he will be flying into the airport around 5:00 a.m. next Sunday in order to arrive at the church in time to attend a sunrise service. He is then scheduled to lunch in the city with some of his major political contributors before flying back to Washington in early afternoon.
“Of course, as we now know, he will do none of those things, because he will be dead, lying at the bottom of a smoking hole in the ground just shy of Logan Airport. With a little bit of luck, perhaps people in the city will be killed as well, but that remains to be seen.”
Chaos erupted and then died down immediately when Tony held up a hand to silence his men.
Brian shook his head. “But how will we know where the plane is going to be and when to fire the missile? It’s a big sky out there.”
Tony smiled again. “We’ll know because we’re going to tell the pilot where we want him to go.”

Final Vector Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Tuesday, February 1
Interviewed at Examiner
Wednesday, February 2
Guest blogging & book giveaway at Between the Pages
Thursday, February 3
Guest blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Friday, February 4
Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
Monday, February 7
Book reviewed at Pick of the Literate
Tuesday, February 8
Guest blogging at Night Owl Reviews
Wednesday, February 9
LIVE chat at Night Owl Reviews
Friday, February 11
Book reviewed & book giveaway at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Monday, February 14
Interviewed at Crimespace
Wednesday, February 16
Interviewed at The Book Connection
Thursday, February 17
Interviewed at Blogcritics
Friday, February 18
Interviewed at Literarily Speaking
Monday, February 21
Book reviewed at My Reading Room
Tuesday, February 22
Interviewed at Kindle Author
Wednesday, February 23
Interviewed at Review From Here
Thursday, February 24
Interviewed at The Hot Author Report
Friday, February 25
Book reviewed at Community Bookstop
Chat & Book Giveaway at Pump Up Your Book’s February Authors on Tour Facebook Party
Tuesday, March 1
Book reviewed at My Book Retreat
Wednesday, March 2
Book reviewed at Southern Fiber Reads
Thursday, March 3
Interviewed at Beyond the Books
Friday, March 4
Guest blogging at Writing Daze
Monday, March 7
Guest blogging at Murder by 4
Tuesday, March 8
Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking
Wednesday, March 9
Book trailer spotlighted at If Books Could Talk
Thursday, March 10
Book reviewed at Bri Clark: The Belle of Boise
Friday, March 11
Interviewed at The Hot Author Report
Monday, March 14
Guest blogging at Fantasy Pages
Tuesday, March 15
Interviewed at Book Marketing Buzz
Friday, March 16
Interviewed at Digital Journal
Friday, March 17
Interviewed at As the Pages Turn
Friday, March 18
Interviewed at As the Pages Turn
Monday, March 21
Guest blogging & book giveaway at The Book Faery Reviews
Tuesday, March 22
Guest blogging at Two Ends of the Pen
Wednesday, March 23
Book reviewed & book giveaway at Two Ends of the Pen
Thursday, March 24
Book spotlighted at The Plot
Friday, March 25
Guest blogging at The Plot
Chat & Book Giveaway at Pump Up Your Book’s February Authors on Tour Facebook Party

***I received this book from the author for tour with Pump Up Your Book Reviews for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way except receiving the book for free.  I do not receive money for my amazon links since I live in NC (something about some law), so they are up purely for my readers to have a place to check out the book.***

It's Monday What Are You Reading - February 21

Come post weekly and see what others are reading too just so you can add to your tbr - I always do! For more information see Sheila at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books and join in! 

Books Completed Last Week 

Reading Now: 
  • How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper (review)
  • Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran (review)
  • Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich (library, audiobook)
  • A Heartbeat Away by Michael Palmer
  • The Emperor's Tomb by Steve Berry
  • Trickster's Girl by Hilari Bell
  • Red Wolf by Liza Marklund

Summary -

Another great reading week and finally our weather has become nice - days in the 60s and evenings in the 40s/50s.  It sure beats what we have been having.  This is more like normal for the coast of NC.  Hope your weather is good and your reading is too!

Best of the week: That's a tough call this week - they were all good and the best for different reasons so I'm not going to give a best of the week this week - it's like picking your favorite child ;)

How was your week?