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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  276 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels hates to fly. She hates the cramped leg room and the recycled air. She also hates the fact that she can't get a decent drink. The short flight to Florida is a necessary burden to visit her mother, but what escalates it beyond a mere inconvenience is the fact that the pilot is a gun-toting maniac.

Teaming up with an irritable, badly scarr
Kindle Edition, 42 pages
Published November 5th 2013
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May 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
Actual rating - 3.5

Jack and Sarah were both strong characters, and I liked them both.

This was a pretty good short story. I'll definately have to read some of the other books in the series in the future.
David Dalton
May 03, 2020 rated it liked it
I am rediscovering Jack Daniels thru these novellas. I just read the one that takes place right after Straight Up (Racked). I liked that one and decided to read this one as well. Several more of them are out there. I had read and enjoyed the first eight Jack Daniel novels, and I now see there are a few more to catch up on. Love these type of stories.
Ken Lindsey
Dec 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It`s been a year or so since I read The Peeling and knew that IRW was a name I'd want to read again. Straight Up mixes Konrath`s dark humor and love of action with Wright`s tight dialogue and smooth, believable characters. Absolutely worth the time and money for fans of either author.
Barbara Hackel
May 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dry humor and fast actions make this chilling and terrorizing short story worth reading. "I'm on a plane with Tom Collins, Jack Daniels, and a stewardess named Brandy?" This line made the icky feelings fade quickly for me. Fast read for lunchtime or waiting for someone! ...more
Britt Echols
May 10, 2020 rated it liked it
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Ellen White
May 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
A good look at who Jack is, her style of humor. Which didn’t go well with the passenger seating by her. This is a unique story that shows Jack humor and how she is going to handle the situation with a manic pilot.
Jun 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Wish this was longer because I'm fond of both authors' various works. Not familiar with the Sarah character, but love Jack Daniels' series. It's a stretch to call this more than fuller between the main storyline, but a fun fast peek in between the timeline of Jack Daniel's books. ...more
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved It!

I love Jack and this story was so much fun! I loved the banter between Jack and the passenger from England. This was a very quick read.
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Short, but good Jack Daniels story.
Dec 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An exciting short episode in the life of Homicide Detective Jacqueline 'Jack' Daniels as she flies to Florida to visit her mother. "Straight Up" (by Iain Rob Wright and Joe Konrath) is a mid-air collision of hi-jacking thrills and gutsy - and humorous - heroism. Jack's exploits continue in "Racked" (by Jude Hardin and Joe Konrath) which takes place soon after our famous lieutenant arrives in Florida. If you enjoy one story, you'll enjoy the other.

The premise of these new series of "Jack Daniels
Beverly E. McWhirk
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved It

Jack Daniels stories are always such fun to read. Her one-liners are so good! The other characters in this short story were right on spot -- Sarah, Brandy, Capt. Clive and especially Tom. Very enjoyable. Five stars and my recommendation.
Deborah E Backus
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wow, fun and fast.

Four stars because I smiled at the jokes and hoped all would end well. It was over..didn't see the end coming.
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it

Not the usual jack novel. Very short, funny and read within 20 minutes. Dire situations are rarely taken care of that quickly
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I don't usually rate short stories 5 stars, but I made an exception with this one. ...more
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Joe Konrath has written over a dozen novels in the Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels thriller series. They do not have to be read chronologically to be enjoyed, but the order is: Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Cherry Bomb, Shaken, Stirred, Rum Runner, Last Call, White Russian, Shot Girl, and Chaser. More coming soon.

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