China Clipper – A Nick Grant Adventure


by Jamie Dodson


It’s September, 1935, and senior year is tough for Nick Grant.  He’d spent months building Pacific island bases for Pan Am’s great flying boats, the Clippers.  Life aboard the supply ship, piloting the Clipper, and fighting Japanese spies makes life at Alameda High School dull.  At least his part-time job at Pan Am’s Clipper base provides some relief from the monotonous routine of high school.

Suddenly, a series of strange “accidents” cast suspicion on Nick and a Japanese-American mechanic who has become Nick’s mentor.  Has Japanese master spy Miyazaki returned to threaten the Clippers?  Only Nick’s quick thinking had intervened and stopped Miyazaki in the earlier attempts to destroy the flying boats.  If the spy has returned, Nick will need help in stopping him — but from whom?  The FBI ignores his suspicions and most of his co-workers think he is imagining things just to get attention.  Then two new teens enter his life and things only get worse.

About Jamie Dodson

Jamie has over 25 years of experience in Counter Intelligence, Special Intelligence, Signals Intelligence and Intelligence Analysis for the US Military.  He’s served with Special Operations, Army Aviation, Airborne Infantry, and Military Police. He’s been involved in operations in Laos, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Germany, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Japan, Korea, Guam, Samoa, the Hawaiian Islands and the continental United States.

This has given him a uncommon understanding that provides the basis for this well-told tale of international intrigue. He started writing novels in 2001. Flying Boats & Spies is the first in the Nick Grant Adventure series. In 2010, China Clipper, the second in the Nick Grant Adventure series debuted to great reviews.

Currently, Jamie is a Technology Protection Officer for the Security and Intelligence Division, US Army, Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC), Intelligence Division.

He is married with three grown children. They have a spoiled Australian Sheppard named Gracie and now call Huntsville, Alabama home.

Coming soon – Book IV  Mission: Hughes H-1