When Aerial Eavesdropping Turns Deadly

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Author Pete Liebengood’s new novel explores life of drone hobbyist in over his head

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The idea for this story came to me while flying a friend’s hobby drone one day.

Bo Granger encounters a political murder he shouldn’t have witnessed while flying his drone in author Pete Liebengood’s new novel, “Accidental Droning." This fateful moment causes his life to descend into turmoil as he is blackmailed, seduced, and nearly murdered himself.

“The idea for this story came to me while flying a friend’s hobby drone one day,” Liebengood said. “I thought about what it would mean if I caught a glimpse of something illicit with a drone’s camera.”

“You can buy them for a couple hundred bucks at a Best Buy, and they’re a privacy concern waiting to happen,” Liebengood added.

As drones come into mainstream use, from Amazon delivery drones to hobbyist pilots, “Accidental Droning” serves as an entertainingly modern cautionary tale. Bo Granger endures a series of misadventures and dirty political schemes as he wrestles with doing the right thing and turning over the murder footage from his drone to the authorities.

Accidental Droning
By Pete Liebengood
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play and Xlibris

About the author
Pete Liebengood is a retired TV sportscaster who contributed as a play-by-play announcer for ESPN, working college basketball and football games, boxing, tennis, skiing and rodeo. He was co-creator and producer of one of the first local TV news magazine shows called “Seven Thirty.” His first novel, Class of ’62, was published by Moradal in 2012.

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