by Jamie Dodson
1935! The winds of war have begun to fan the flames of conflict across the Pacific. As sixteen year old Nick Grant tries to support his mother and sister during the Great Depression, he‘s swept into a deadly contest between spies struggling to control the Pacific Ocean.
Nick’s life changes abruptly the moment world famous aviators, Charles and Anne Lindbergh, land at Alameda airport. After Nick refuels their plane, Anne takes him aside and offers him a month’s wages to deliver a mysterious map case to Bill Grooch, aboard the tramp steamer S.S. North Haven.
Desperate for money, Nick agrees. Suddenly the map case and Grooch catapult him into a quiet, but deadly, cat and mouse game between U.S. and Japanese spies.
Nick becomes a vital player as the U.S. and Japan vie for advantage and control of the strategic islands of the Pacific.
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.