A Lima Charlie Review: ‘DEPARTURE’ By Joseph Reid. With a BLAST RADIUS of a DIRTY BOMB!

DepartureAmazon Charts bestselling Seth Walker series is back in author Joseph Reid’s third novel featuring former electrical engineer, current surfer and air marshal, in Departure. First introduced in Take off (2018) then, False Horizon (2019).

Coming back to work from a few days spent with Shirley and his godkids, his old mentor’s family. Seth Walker doesn’t even have a chance to leave the airport before he boards another jet and heads to San Francisco where a new case is waiting for him. Once there, a threat has been identified, also a top-secret meeting is set to take place with a prominent member of the US Government and another country regarding matters of national security. This meeting absolutely cannot be canceled, and the flight is set to arrive within 61minutes.

The threat that is identified is a missing engineer from one of America’s largest tech companies. Seth Walker and returning supporting character FBI Special Agent Melissa Cooke kick their investigation into high gear. With Cooke building a psychological profile on the missing engineer and Seth retracing his steps utilizing the CCTV camera systems in the airport. Majority of the book takes place with them attempting to beat that 61-minute timeline to neutralize the threat before the meeting takes place.

Seth finds himself fighting a fire, chasing bad guys, in a shootout and finally on a plane chasing after those responsible when during all this, his mission becomes more personal than anything he’s ever experienced before. He is forced to address his own demons from his past, the ones that made him leave his former life as an engineer where he was quickly climbing the corporate ladder to success.

With time running out, his own personal demons, the action and suspense, Departure is hard to put down. Earning itself a Blast Radius of a Dirty Bomb! Fast paced, action filled, with personal and emotional turmoil, this thriller has it all.




Author: Joseph Reid
Series: Seth Walker # 3
Pages: 320
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Release Date: August 11, 2020
Follow Joseph on Twitter: @JosephReidBooks
Lima Charlie Rating: A BLAST RADIUS OF A DIRTY BOMB! (9/10) – This type of bomb kills immediately & continues to kill rendering the land useless for a long time.


About the author:

Joseph Reid is the author of the bestselling Seth Walker series, featuring the air marshal-turned-investigator who solves crimes in and around aviation.
The son of a navy helicopter pilot, Reid chased great white sharks as a marine biologist before becoming a patent lawyer who litigates multi-million-dollar cases for high-tech companies. He has flown millions of miles on commercial aircraft and has spent countless hours in airports around the world. A graduate of Duke University and the University of Notre Dame, he lives in San Diego with his wife and children.


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