Zero Separation
Donovan Nash Novel #3


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About Zero Separation

A gripping tale of terrorism, brutality, and personal conflict . . . Bio-terrorism, a stolen jet, prisoners . . . One miscalculation could put America and the Middle East on the verge of World War III

Donovan Nash has a secret he’ll do anything to keep. But he’s the prime suspect after someone steals a fifty million dollar executive jet, and FBI agent Veronica Montero put him squarely in the cross-hairs   As she digs, she discovers Nash’s secret – a revelation that, if made public, would stun the world. Operating on her own agenda, Montero blackmails Nash into helping her hunt down a man she wants dead.

Powerless against the information Montero holds, Nash is forced into a situation far deadlier than either of them could ever have imagined.  The man they are after isn’t the criminal they expect, he’s a terrorist with a plan to use the stolen jet to carry out an unthinkable and devastating act that could plunge America into the most heinous conflict since World War II.

When Nash and Montero are taken prisoner aboard the stolen jet, they will have only one opportunity to execute a daring midair attempt to stop the attack.  Success could cost them their own lives, but failure could cost millions of innocent lives.


“Philip Donlay’s new thriller, Zero Separation, is a timely and terrifying roller-coaster ride depicting the realities of the post-9/11 world.  Deftly plotted and expertly executed by a gifted writer who also happens to be a licensed pilot, Donlay’s story opens with a bang and doesn’t let go.” —Sheldon Siegel, New York Times best-selling author

Zero Separation is the literary equivalent of a skydiving free fall. From the first page to last, the rush of adrenalin never lets up. Philip Donlay not only knows his territory—powerful aircraft and the men who fly them—he knows how to tell a gripper of a tale. Damn, this guy is good.” —William Kent Kreuger, New York Times best-selling author

Zero Separation is exactly what a thriller should be.  Great characters, cool technical details, twists and turns, lies and deceits, and breakneck pacing from the first scene to the last.” —D. P. Lyle, aauthor of the award-winning Jake Longly series

"Donlay’s third novel rivets the reader from the first page and doesn’t let up until the shocking end. . . Fans of political thrillers and military fiction, especially those dealing with the aerospace industry, will devour this one." —Booklist