Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Gerald Kubicki
Format: Kindle, Paperback
Off for a weekend of fun, four friends find something they never expected during an intimate tryst in Death Valley National Park – the tail of old World War II plane buried under years of blowing sand. Hoping to claim a reward, the friends soon find themselves in mortal danger as this is no ordinary plane. Rather, it is the pivotal piece of one man’s dream to bring the Nazi movement to America and while he may be long gone, his followers aren’t. This plane and the technology it could lead to could mean a change in world power, and Colton Banyon along with his partner Loni and their colleagues must find this power long before modern day Nazi’s do.
A Dubious Plan, by Gerald Kubicki, is the fifth in a series of books featuring Colton Banyon. I have not read the previous installments and while there are references made to previous characters and events, readers won’t miss a beat if this is their first Colton mystery. The plot clearly drives the story – a Nazi escapes with secret “wonder” technology at the end of the war to secretly setup up a new “beach head” in America but then both he and the plane are lost for years – I was immediately engaged. The novel has the feel of a popcorn movie as the characterization is secondary and most of the women are, for me, a little too flighty but the action keeps things moving.
Overall, a fun beach or vacation read and if you like it, there are plenty more in the series.
Note: A complimentary copy of this novel was provided in return for a review.