It’s the unabridged audiobook of Skyjack: The Hunt for D. B. Cooper, by Geoffrey Gray and read by the author. It’s out on CD from Random House Audio. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:
The plane landed on the Sea-Tac tarmac. The airline staff then carried his ransom–$200,000 in $20 bills (the bundle weighed 21 pounds) and parachutes–onto the plane as it refueled. The gentleman hijacker started getting anxious. “It shouldn’t take this long,” he said, and told the captain to get the plane back in the air. Where to? “Mexico City,” he said, and delivered more specific flight instructions: Keep the plane under 10,000 feet, with wing flaps at fifteen degrees, which would put the plane’s speed under 200 knots. He strapped the loads of cash to himself and slipped on two chutes–one in front, one in back–and moved toward the aft stairs. The seal of the cabin broke. He climbed down the stairs and hovered on a plank over southwest Washington. The plane was too high to see anything below. Especially where D. B. Cooper jumped. More than thirty years later, and after countless investigations by the FBI, the Cooper file was a morgue of dead leads. Until now. . . . Reopening the investigation of one of the great unsolved crimes of the 20th century, Skyjack will recount the facts and folklore that will lead to the discovery of this legendary culprit.
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