The Case of D.B. Cooper's Parachute

Winner of the Book Buzz Prize, Pacific NW Booksellers Association, October 2012

Portland police detective Neil Ferguson uncovers a series of puzzling and threatening clues that lead to the identity of D.B. Cooper, the mysterious man who hijacked a plane and parachuted with $200,000 in 1971. But when Ferguson delves deeper into a web of blackmail and murder, he realizes there may in fact be two D.B. Coopers. 

416 pages, 5-1/2"x8-1/2"

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D.B. Cooper parachuted from a Northwest Orient jetliner with $200,000 in 1971. The case remains the only unsolved hijacking in the history of the FBI.

PRAISE FOR "The Case of D.B. Cooper's Parachute"

“Bravo! Great characterization, complexity, and detail.”  -- L.J. Sellers, author of the Detective Jackson mystery series

“This book is great -- you’ll find out who D.B. Cooper is, and you’ll be surprised.”  -- Amanda MacNaughton, Paulina Springs Books, Sisters

 “I couldn’t put the book down. I especially enjoyed the familiarity of Portland. A great read!”  -- Sue Bernt, The Willamette Store, Salem

“This story is jam packed with exciting moments of high-speed chases, encounters and near misses with the Russian Mob, and of course murders of a most foul nature, all within the familiarity of our most beloved state, Oregon." --Amanda, University of Oregon Duck Store

"The story of D.B. Cooper has fascinated people for decades and there have been many theories about who Cooper might really have been. This novel, D.B. Cooper's Parachute, is an equally fascinating fictionalized account about who the real D.B. Cooper is. The novel is well-written and increasingly thrilling as it shows [detective] Neil get further in over his head as he follows the clues that take him from Portland to Russia -- in addition to dealing with a new romance, work politics and his autistic daughter. This hard-to-put-down book is something mystery fans should read.” -- Barbara Cothern, Portland Book Review

“Sullivan draws on a deep knowledge of the Pacific Northwest to create an imaginative, fast-paced tale. The intricate plot stretches from Portland to the bleak Russian city of Murmansk. A fun, home-grown mind teaser of a mystery.”  -- Alice Tallmadge, UO School of Journalism & Communications

"A nice blend of history and intrigue." -- Lee Juillerat, Herald and News

The Case of D.B. Cooper’s Parachute suggests that Eugene hiking guru Bill Sullivan is not just listening to birdsong while on the trail. His wheels are spinning, and the results are imaginative and entertaining in this internationally flavored Northwest mystery thriller.”  -- Brain Juenemann, Eugene Register-Guard

“Well researched and intriguing. Throughout, the reader must ask, ‘Is there more than one D.B. Cooper?’ All will be answered, and some of the answers are a complete surprise.”  -- Alec Milner, Vintage Books, Vancouver

 “One Oregon legend writes about another, and the result is unequaled suspense fiction.”  -- Joe Blakely, Kidnapped!

 “Non-stop action from Oregon’s master storyteller. I defy you to put this book down!”  -- Martha Bayless, University of Oregon

 “An exciting novel that draws the reader with exquisite storytelling and character shaping. Fast paced, filled with action, and compelling from start to finish.”  --Grant McHill, KUGN morning show host

MAP OF PORTLAND, showing locations from the book.