TAKING

TAKING

  • Paperback
  • 9781646307845
  • Published: March 18, 2025

$18.95

  • eBook
  • 9781646301003
  • Published: March 18, 2025

$9.99

Imagine Ian Fleming and Hunter S. Thompson had a love child.

Billie Joe Wilde was once one of the top test pilots in the world—until alcohol brought him from the heights of success to a pathetic existence living in an airplane boneyard in the desert. He works just often enough to cover his basic needs (mostly whiskey) by doing international repossessions of high-priced vehicles. It’s an elite field that requires a special set of skills and a serious death wish. He’s got both.

But his life of no responsibilities is turned upside down when a thirteen-year-old girl crashes onto his doorstep, claiming to be a daughter he never knew existed . . . and bringing with her a high-stakes mystery that sends him on the most dangerous repossession of his career.

The target: his personal white whale, a billion-dollar private jet that slipped through his fingers when it was stolen by a Russian Oligarch. Forced to navigate the bizarre and treacherous world of Alexei Kurov—an über privileged, drug-addled, nihilist determined to destroy Western civilization—he’ll race to deliver the goods and be the hero he most certainly had no intention of being.

It's James Bond on acid . . . literally.

Authors

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Kerry McDonald

Kerry McDonald is an all-American gymnast and lifelong adrenaline junkie who thrives on rock climbing, base jumping, paragliding, yoga, meditation, lucid dreaming, and survival-focused getaways. An expert marksman with both rifle and pistol, Kerry enjoys writing action-adventure stories that provide a rush to readers, equivalent to the excitement of real life when lived to the absolute fullest.

Taking inspiration from writers such as TC Boyle, Clive Cussler, Jeremy Robinson, and H. Rider Haggard, Kerry launches readers into "heart stopping thrill a minute" adventures.