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Zero Separation

Zero Separation

Donovan Nash #3

Donovan Nash has a secret he'll do anything to keep. He's the prime suspect after someone steals a fifty-million dollar executive jet and FBI Special Agent Veronica Montero puts him squarely in her crosshairs. As she digs, she discovers Donovan's real identity—a revelation that if made public would stun the world. Operating on her own agenda, Montero blackmails him into helping her hunt down a man she wants dead.

Powerless against the information Montero holds, Donovan is forced into a situation far deadlier than either of them could ever have imagined. The man they find isn't the criminal they expect, he's a brilliant terrorist with a foolproof plan to use the stolen jet to enter U.S. airspace unseen and disperse enough anthrax to kill millions.

On the brink of losing everything, Donovan and Montero are taken prisoner aboard the anthrax-laden jet. As they approach the nation's capital, they will have only one opportunity to execute a daring midair maneuver to stop the attack. Success could cost them their own lives, but failure promises to set off a chain of events that will plunge America into its bloodiest conflict since WW II.

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USA Book Award Finalist


Finalist in the Fiction: Thriller/Adventure category of the 2013 USA Best Books Awards!

"Zero Separation is exactly what a thriller should be. Great characters, cool technical details, twists and turns, lies and deceits, and breakneck pacing from the first scene to the last."
   —D. P. Lyle, Award-winning author of the Dub Walker Thriller Series

"A billionaire pilot with a secret. An FBI agent seeking revenge against her partner's killer. A terrorist with enough anthrax to kill millions of people. Philip Donlay's new thriller, Zero Separation, is a timely and terrifying roller coaster ride depicting the realities of the post-9/11 world. Deftly plotted and expertly executed by a gifted writer who also happens to be a licensed pilot, Donlay's story opens with a bang and doesn't let go. Find a comfortable chair and plan to read it in a single sitting. You'll never feel the same about getting on an airplane. Highly recommended."
   —Sheldon Siegel, New York Times Best Selling Author of Perfect Alibi

"Zero Separation is the literary equivalent of a skydiving free fall. From the first page to last, the rush of adrenaline never lets up. Philip Donlay not only knows his territory—powerful aircraft and the men who fly them—he knows how to tell a gripper of a tale. Damn, this guy is good."
   —William Kent Krueger, New York Times best-selling author of Trickster's Point

"Philip Donlay has another action-packed thriller on his hands. Zero Separation takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of suspense that makes this book impossible to put down. If you love strong writing; solid, realistic characters who rise to the occasion when the occasion demands it; and timely storylines, you'll love Zero Separation."
   —Joseph Badal, Author of Shell Game

"Donlay's third novel rivets the reader from the first page and doesn't let up until the shocking end...Fans of political thrillers and military fiction, especially those dealing with the aerospace industry, will devour this one. Without a doubt, Donlay's best to date."

Oceanview Publishing, hardcover, March 2013, ISNB: 9781608091096
Oceanview Publishing, paperback, April 2014, ISBN: 978-1608091119
Oceanview Publishing, eBook, March 2013