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Cooper's Loot

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  15 reviews
It's 1972, but the Neanderthal editors of reporter Bev Wikowski's newspaper don't have a clue. They've assigned her to the Women's Pages and put her desk near the door so she can greet newsroom visitors. It's a wonder they haven't asked her to make coffee. Then Bev meets a buddy of the infamous hijacker DB Cooper. Cooper has sent him to gather a posse to find and dig up ...more
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Published September 4th 2019 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc
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Carolyn Vandine West
I really wanted to give up on this book by the 15-20 % mark. I was not enjoying any part of it. I felt like all the characters were a bunch of dopers and drunks.
It turns out they were all a bunch of greedy liars.
I did persist and thereby the book earned 3 stars instead of 2.
A fascinating theory for a book and I was very interested in the storyline, but it just failed to ever really grab me. Yes there was death and I should have cared but with the exception of just 2 I really didn’t. It might
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author via Voracious Readers Only. Bev Wikowski, a reporter for the Portland Morning Chronicle, is in a small town covering a story and before leaving town stops at a bar. After hearing a tale a stranger was telling about DB Coopers buried treasure and how he knew exactly where it was buried, six people including the stranger agreed to meet up the day after Thanksgiving to go retrieve the money hidden in the mountains. Of course a blizzard is ...more
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-sirens, reviewed
This was a fantastically paced thriller. An interesting idea of what may have happened during and after a famous unsolved mystery in the late 20th century. The author's use of setting and weather made the story ring true and dangerous. The character development could have been better executed, but overall a captivating read.

I know a little bit about D.B. Cooper's crime. It happened before I was born, so I was decades removed from the crime before I heard about it. I am surprised I haven't come
Linda Kromer
Sep 26, 2019 rated it liked it
There is something about the story of DB Cooper, that sparks the imagination. A hijacker who hurt no one and maybe got away with a big payday. Rick E. George's, Cooper's Loot takes the story a little further. It's the 70's, the time for VW Beetles, Vietnam, and no cell phones. Bev wants to be more than a human-interest story writer for her small hometown newspaper, she wants the big story-the one that has her writing for a big paper. Overhearing conversation in a bar after interviewing a high ...more
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s the 70’s, and Bev, widow of a soldier killed in combat, struggling to make ends meet for her and her young daughter, finds herself in a situation many would envy. Just about everyone is fascinated in some way by the tale of D, B. Cooper, who famously parachuted from a plane, a with bundle of money, never to be seen or heard of again. In this story, Bev and bunch of others, are invited to join Andy, who says he is a friend of DB, to look for the loot D.B. carried with him when he parachuted ...more
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime
In spite of taking place largely in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, this novel is a claustrophobic read. At it's heart, it's the story of a group of strangers, for all intents and purposes up to no good, who become trapped in inclement weather. Given the penchant of some characters to consume mood-altering substances, it is no surprise when they fall prey to paranoia and mistrust. This is couched in the still-unsolved hijacking of a plane by the mysterious D B Cooper.

The setting was
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
The premise of this book caught my attention straight away. A group of people head off into the wilderness to find buried treasure - the backbone of more bad books than good, probably. Thankfully , this book fell into the good pile. I absolutely loved it.

Set in the 1970's, around the time of the Vietnam war and the end of the free-love era, a group of strangers meet a mysterious adventurer in a pub (or saloon, as the Americans call them). Gathered around a corner table, the man regales them
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
How far will people go for money? Cooper's Loot will give you an inside look at just how greed can change people. This book is the story of an outlaw who stole a large (for the time) amount of money and hid it somewhere in the dense Washington forest. But the book isn't about the outlaw really, its about the money. A stranger shows up in a town pub and talks of his grand plan to go back and find the loot with the help of a few volunteers. Their journey is seemingly ill-fated from the start when ...more
Denice Langley
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
DB Cooper and his airplane hijack for ransom have been the subject of many a book and/or television show. Everyone has a theory of how he managed to get away or did he die and someone else take the money? Rick George has taken this story and given it a that could be possible. Enter our journalist. She's working hard against a good old boy system designed to keep her at the bottom of the ladder when she's offered a chance to go along with a group to recover the hijacking loot. As the ...more
Kath Mardle
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy of this book via voracious readers. A well written, faced paced story about a group of strangers getting together to search for a hijackers loot. Honestly, I found it hard work to read but only because it differed from the type of book that normally appeals to me. I didn't gel with the characters or find any of them likeable apart from maybe Will. However; it has to be said it was a very good action book which people who like this type of story would enjoy. Plenty ...more
Paula Ptomey
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Coopers Loot is a great read. Just as you think you have started to figure out what is going on and who is who, another curveball is thrown. Following Bev and her adventure in this story, you see what truly motivates someone to keep on going. This story will keep you guessing until the end. Great story!
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Compulsive and gripping! Will have you on the edge of your seat!

*I received a complimentary ARC of this book in order to read and provide a voluntary, unbiased and honest review, should I choose to do so.
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun and imaginative reinterpretation of DB Cooper’s Caper

I enjoyed the quirky story, interesting characters, and references to Washington places and flora. These outweighed the more than occasional questionable metaphor.
Christina Fischer
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading Cooper's Loot and from the first page, I couldn't put it down!
All of the characters were wonderfully drawn and the writer will keep you guessing which members of the group are who they say they are, who isn't, and most of all..."who did it".

Eva Newman
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very good book. I would be afraid to do something like that in real life. I'm a Voracious Reader.
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Rick E. George writes suspense novels with substance. His debut novel, Vengeance Burns Hot, was published in May 2019 by Unsolicited Press. Cooper's Loot will be published September 4, 2019, by The Wild Rose Press.

He has worked as a wildland firefighter, a sportswriter, and an educator. He lives in the Cascade Mountains of Washington with his wife April.
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