Six Passengers, Five Parachutes
It’s a race from Los Angeles to San Francisco to Hong Kong to Mexico, ending on a plane crashing into the Pacific Ocean…
Steven Quintana is tracking an international group of investors who create illegal high-end entertainment to indulge their darkest fantasies. They’re the same men who funded the kidnapping and on-camera attempted murder of movie-star Julia Travers in The Picture Kills. Now Steven has uncovered their latest underground project: convicted killers must fight to the death for an audience of high-rollers gambling on the outcome. But before Steven can unmask the conspirators, they shoot him and leave him to die. Steven survives, however, and is even more obsessed with exposing the group. And being "dead" is the perfect cover for digging deeper and infiltrating the show. The only person who knows everything is Julia Travers. She'll do anything to keep Steven safe, even if that means sabotaging his dangerous undercover investigation. In the second book of The Quintana Adventures, Steven suffers deception, betrayal and brutal attacks, but never wavers in his determination to expose the craziest reality show ever created.
Reviews for Six Passengers, Five Parachutes
From Writer’s Digest National Book Competition: 5 out of 5 stars
The author has a stellar instinct for crafting interactions between characters…fabulous foreboding and panic… an engaging read and, in Steven, a character who could live on the big screen.
Sample Reviews on Amazon Overall 4.9 out of 5 stars
The adventures of Steve Quintana are as compelling as ever … with the action moving at breakneck speed. Bull’s work is up there with Connelly, Cussler, and Patterson when it comes to creating an intense, exciting thrill ride, full of technical expertise, whether it’s Hollywood, espionage or travel. And he has the guts to take his lead character into situations that you will have to read to believe.
This book picks up where the first book left off, with Steven Quintana trying to track down the people who funded the kidnapping of Julia Travers in the first book. The twists are incredible. In the first book, Steven struggled to rescue Julia. In the sequel, it's Julia who must save Steven!
Six Passengers, Five Parachutes is a semi-finalist in the 2018 Los Angeles Book Pipeline Competition, which fast tracks novels to production companies for TV and film adaptation. There were ten semi-finalists out of 5,000 submissions.
It also won Honorable Mention in the 2017 London Book Festival.