Murder, Kidnapping and All Kinds of Other Stuff

When three men set out on a quest to build a real-life Buck Rogers-style flying machine, their obsession with the Rocketbelt 2000 shattered their friendship and set in motion an astonishing chain of events involving theft, deception, assault, a bizarre kidnapping, a ten million dollar lawsuit and a horrifically brutal murder.

The Rocketbelt Caper: A True Tale of Invention, Obsession and Murder explores the incredible true story of the amazing rocketbelt. In this extract, engineer Brad Barker and pilot Bill Suitor test-fly the Rocketbelt 2000 for the very first time.

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