By Michael Crichton
From the writer of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this outstanding mystery approximately airline protection, enterprise intrigue, and a dangerous cover-up.
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At a second while the difficulty of security and demise within the skies is paramount within the public brain, a deadly midair catastrophe aboard a advertisement twin-jet airliner flying from Hong Kong to Denver triggers a careworn and frantic research within which the best casualty could be the truth.
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“Dramatically vivid.”—The big apple Times
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Average. " On the closed-circuit video screen, Casey saw a man in his mid thirties, sitting in the pilot's seat of the simulator. " Felix said. "Uh, let's see," the instructor said, consulting his panels. " "Good," Felix said. "So he's at thirty-three thousand feet, eight-tenths the speed of sound. 50 He's been there awhile, and everything seems to be fine. " "Good. Deploy Mr. " The instructor reached over and pushed a button. Felix turned to Casey. " On the video screen, the pilot remained casual, unconcerned.
M. She was tired when she got home. The house seemed empty without Allison's lively chatter. Too tired to cook, Casey went into the kitchen and ate a cup of yogurt. Allison's colorful drawings were taped on the refrigerator door. Casey considered calling her; but it was right around her bedtime, and she didn't want to interrupt if Jim was putting her to sleep. She also didn't want Jim to think she was checking up on him. That was a sore point between them. He always felt she was checking. Casey went into the bathroom and turned on the shower.
Because aircraft accidents were rarely caused by a single event or error. The IR teams expected to find event cascades: one thing leading to another, and then another. In the end, the final story would be complex: a system failed; a pilot responded; the aircraft reacted unexpectedly, and the plane got in trouble. Always a cascade. A long chain of small errors and minor mishaps. She heard the whine of a jet. Looking up, she saw a Norton widebody silhouetted against the sun. As it passed over her, she saw the yellow Transpacific insignia on the tail.
Airframe by Michael Crichton