Dire Strait: Murder, Mayhem and Skulduggery

Dire Strait: Murder, Mayhem and Skulduggery

by Tony Blackman

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Tony Blackman, has written a very unusual story about a mystery submarine in the Torres Strait between Australia and Papua New Guinea. A Royal Australian Air Force aircraft is lost in the Torres Strait and the wreckage is found by a Royal Air Force aircraft on an exercise with the Australians. It becomes clear that the Australian and UK Governments are keeping secrets from one another and the problem is compounded as the United States is also involved. Peter Talbert, helped by Mary the RAF's aircraft navigator with a special security clearance, gradually discovers what is really happening and helps to avert what might have become a global fight.

This is the sixth book in a series featuring Peter Talbert, insurance investigator. The other titles are Blind Landing, The Final Flight, The Right Choice, Flight to St Anthony and Now You See it. They will appeal to anyone who likes a mystery story as well as to the aviation enthusiast and followers of Peter Talbert will feel very much at home! People who have read one book have great difficulty not going on to read the rest.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612002262
Publisher: Blackman Associates
Publication date: 05/02/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 1,109,560
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Tony Blackman was educated at Oundle School and Trinity College Cambridge, where he obtained an honours degree in Physics. After joining the Royal Air Force as a Maths and Physics Instructor, he learnt to fly, flew Vampires and Venoms in Germany, trained as a test pilot and then joined A.V.Roe and Co. Ltd. where he became Chief Test Pilot. During his time at Avros/Hawker Siddeley/British Aerospace, he helped develop the Vulcan, Nimrod, Victor Mk 2 tanker and the Avro 748/RAF Andover. Tony was an expert in aviation electronics and was invited by Smiths Industries to join their Aerospace Board, initially as Technical Operations Director. He helped develop the then new large electronic displays and Flight Management Systems. After leaving Smiths Industries, he was invited to join the Board of the UK Civil Aviation Authority as Technical Member. Tony is an Officer of the Order of the British Empire and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Fellow of the American Society of Experimental Test Pilots, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and a Liveryman of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators. He now lives in London and spends his spare time writing books.

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