By Michael Crichton
From the writer of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this striking mystery approximately airline defense, enterprise intrigue, and a perilous 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 harassed and frantic research within which the best casualty could be the truth.
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Kenny was waving his hands. " he said. "Sunstar rebuilt them instead. During teardown, we found a lot of corrosion, so the paper on the overseas overhauls was probably faked. I told them again: Junk 'em. But Sunstar put them on the planes. So now the rotor blows—big fucking surprise— and the fragments cut into the wing, so that nonflammable hydraulic fluid is smoking. It ain't on fire because the fluid won't burn. ' He spun, pointing back to the screen. "... seriously frightening all two hundred and seventy passengers on board.
Casey sighed. Typical union misinformation, she thought. The China sale had been made by Hal Edgarton and the Marketing team. Marder was just the COO. He ran the plant. He didn't have anything to do with sales. " "That's fine," Brull said. "But I'm telling you, Casey. Personally. " "Don," she said. " "No, no," Brull said quickly, with a pained expression. "Don't misunderstand. " Brull shrugged. "So, I'm telling you. Feelings are strong against the sale. Some of the guys are pretty hot about it.
It looks like they're tearing it apart," Richman said. A voice behind them. " Casey turned. Ted Rawley, one of the flight test pilots, sauntered up. He was wearing cowboy boots, a western shirt, dark sunglasses. Like most of the test pilots, Teddy cultivated an air of dangerous glamour. "This is our chief test pilot," Casey said. 'Teddy Rawley. " "Hey," Teddy protested. "I haven't drilled a hole yet. " Richman said, suddenly interested. "Yeah. " Rawley gestured vaguely to the engineers. "The little fellas.