Howard Owen The Devil's Triangle

ISBN 13: 9781579624996

The Devil's Triangle

3.76 avg rating
( 17 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781579624996: The Devil's Triangle

When a twin-engine Beechcraft crashes into one of Richmond's watering holes and turns happy hour into Hell, theories run rampant. Was it terrorists who, for some reason, decided to vent their spleens on unsuspecting Richmond? Was it a statement by homegrown killers less-than-thrilled that the city still, in the 21st century, chooses to honor Confederate leaders on its most prominent avenue?

The obvious answers though, just don't pan out. All the shoot-from-the-hip purveyors of vigilante justice have to stand down when it becomes clear that the pilot of the suicide plane was a disaffected former Richmonder, David Biggio, with no known links to any terrorist organizations foreign or domestic. For Willie Black, the daily newspaper's hard-charging, hard-drinking night cops reporter, the question still remains: Why?

To complicate matters, one of the victims of the kamikaze crash was the present husband of Willie's third ex-wife, Kate. Willie's reconnection with her is placing his present relationship with the lovely Cindy Peroni on shaky ground. And, as the newspaper business continues on a death spiral that seems to rival Biggio's last flight, the city's most intrepid reporter wonders just how long a 50-something guy with authority issues can hope to draw a weekly paycheck. New ownership of the paper looms, and Willie comes to realize that sometimes things are darkest just before they get pitch black.

Willie's search for the truth eventually leads him to a small town on the Chesapeake where David Biggio spent his last years. There, Willie will eventually learn what drove a deranged man to commit an act of seemingly anonymous mayhem. And, as has often been the case in the past, he will find that the answers he seeks can come at a high price.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

This is Howard Owen's 15th novel, and the sixth starring intrepid night police reporter Willie Black. Like Willie, Owen has been a longtime newspaperman, working at everything from reporter to sports editor to editorial pages editor. He has been writing fiction since Jan. 1, 1989. He and his wife, Karen, live in Richmond and often bump into Willie in the dives and joints that they all enjoy.

Review:

"At the start of Owen's superior sixth outing for Richmond, Va., reporter Willie Black (after 2016's Grace), a twin-engine Beechcraft plane crashes into the Dark Star bar, killing 22, injuring 29, and fueling wild speculation about the cause of the crash. Was it a terrorist act, suicide, or an accident? The pilot is identified as David Biggio, a former Richmond resident who was once arrested for stalking his former wife; the plane belonged to James "Chopper" Ware, who owns a hardware store in a tiny town on the Chesapeake Bay. Black uses all his journalistic resources, including such strong supporting characters as Peachy Love, the police media relations person, and elderly Jumpin' Jimmy Deacon, who gives him a lead to Biggio's ex-wife. As usual, Black finds himself at odds with police chief Larry Doby Jones and with his newspaper's publisher, Rita Dominick. An unexpected insurance policy, the discovery of a murder victim, and a man's hidden past keep Black digging. Owen's informed treatment of Richmond and its declining daily paper is perfect." --Publishers Weekly

"The latest in Owen's Willie Black series finds the Richmond, Virginia, police reporter continuing to fight a rearguard action against the crumbling newspaper business. His own paper has been firing staff by the dozens, and while Willie has survived so far, his hours have been cut, leaving the fifty-something wretch no longer as ink-stained as he'd like to be. Then a twin-engine Beechcraft flies directly into a tavern frequented by lawyers, and Willie is on the trail of a big story, reduced hours be damned. No, it quickly turns out, ISIS has not targeted sleepy Richmond, but questions remain: Did the alcoholic pilot, a former Richmond resident, aim at the tavern in some kind of revenge-fueled suicide, or was the crash merely a tragic accident? The rejuvenated Willie follows the story to a small Chesapeake Bay town, where he uncovers a tale of quiet desperation turned violent. Throughout this series, and especially in this installment, Owen has invested the familiar stereotype of the rumpled, disaffected, hard-drinking reporter with new life, finding a richness and complexity in Willie that entertains as it enlightens." --Booklist

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Owen, Howard
ISBN 10: 1579624995 ISBN 13: 9781579624996
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 29295720-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Howard Owen
Published by Permanent Press (NY) (2017)
ISBN 10: 1579624995 ISBN 13: 9781579624996
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Permanent Press (NY), 2017. Other book format. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Willie Black tries to uncover the reason a man named David Biggio crashed a twin-engine Beechcraft airplane into a Richmond bar. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781579624996

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Howard Owen
Published by Permanent Press (NY) (2017)
ISBN 10: 1579624995 ISBN 13: 9781579624996
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Permanent Press (NY), 2017. Other book format. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Willie Black tries to uncover the reason a man named David Biggio crashed a twin-engine Beechcraft airplane into a Richmond bar. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781579624996

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Owen, Howard
Published by Permanent Pr Pub Co 2017-06-30 (2017)
ISBN 10: 1579624995 ISBN 13: 9781579624996
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Permanent Pr Pub Co 2017-06-30, 2017. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatched within 2 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-BNT-01880237

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.96
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Howard Owen
Published by Permanent Pr Pub Co (2017)
ISBN 10: 1579624995 ISBN 13: 9781579624996
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Permanent Pr Pub Co, 2017. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # TH9781579624996

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.53
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Howard Owen
Published by Permanent Press, Sag Harbor, NY
ISBN 10: 1579624995 ISBN 13: 9781579624996
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Permanent Press, Sag Harbor, NY. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9781579624996

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Owen, Howard
Published by Permanent Pr Pub Co (2017)
ISBN 10: 1579624995 ISBN 13: 9781579624996
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Permanent Pr Pub Co, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 254 pages. 8.75x6.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # z-1579624995

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds