The Rocketbelt Caper

The Rocketbelt Caper

A True Tale of Invention, Obsession and Murder
By Paul Brown
Paperback, ISBN 9780956227003
Also available as an eBook

‘We finished the rocketbelt, and from then on there was murder, kidnapping, and all kinds of other stuff.’

When three friends set out on a quest to build a real-life Buck Rogers-style flying machine, their obsession with the Rocketbelt 2000, or ‘Pretty Bird’, shattered their friendship and set in motion an astonishing chain of events involving theft, deception, a bizarre kidnapping, a ten million dollar lawsuit and a horrifically brutal murder. This book also reveals the secret history of the flying jetpack, involving Nazi scientists, James Bond, and the US Army. From sci-fi to reality, this is the true story of the amazing rocketbelt.

‘A delight to read. Genuinely stranger than fiction. Recommended.’ – Popular Science UK

‘Reads like good movie material.’ – BBC Focus

‘There’s probably a Tarantino movie in this somewhere.’ – Fortean Times

‘A can’t-put-it-down murder mystery that shows how obsession and betrayal can lead people to commit dastardly deeds.’ – General Aviation News

‘Begins with a brief history of rocketbelts that’s probably the best ever in print.’ – Beam Jockey

‘The story has all the markings of a Hollywood blockbuster, and is a bizarrely unforgettable read.’ – The Crack

‘This book is a must have.’ – Airwalker Society of Rocketbelt Enthusiasts

‘25 greatest summer reads.’ – ShortList

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Product details

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780956227003
Size: 203x127mm
Pages: 180
Published: 2009
Publisher: Superelastic
Price: £7.99
Also available as an eBook