Points of View

A dramatic convergence 30,000 feet up.

Ella, Dezi, Ahmed, Mel - the characters in Jennnifer Vaughn's debut novel, "Last Flight Out" [SciArt Media, $19.95], come together to weave a suspenseful story of revenge and regret told from four unique points of view.

Perhaps it's not surprising that Vaughn, a news anchor at WMUR-TV, produces a narrative that could be clipped straight from today's headlines.

A hijacked airliner is turned into a tool of vengeance by an Iraqi man whose parents died as collateral damage in the bombing of a Baghdad hospital.

Comments by the Vice President of the United States, justifying war and its casualties, have enraged the man and aggravated his grief, so she becomes the object of his obsession, and her daughter becomes his target.

What follows is a high-altitude, high-stakes conflict that appears to be carrying the characters to a tragic end.

The tension is leavened by a touching love story with two people coming together in circumstances that aren't exactly conducive to romance. Then again, maybe they are.

A good read. Perfect for the beach this summer.

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