A pilot calls into the control tower to reqest an emergency landing. Following a mystery incident, the plane's cabin is virtually destroyed, ninety-four passengers are injured and three are dead. Investigating this fatal accident for the airline, Casey Singleton must find out the truth before the multi-million dollar business goes bust in the face ...
A pilot calls into the control tower to reqest an emergency landing. Following a mystery incident, the plane's cabin is virtually destroyed, ninety-four passengers are injured and three are dead. Investigating this fatal accident for the airline, Casey Singleton must find out the truth before the multi-million dollar business goes bust in the face of a huge meda backlash. Further lives are at stake and it seems everyone is against her - even her own colleagues - and everyone has something to hide. Airframe is a fast-paced, adrenaline-fuelled thriller from the master of high-concept storytelling.
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My wife and I listened to it on cd while driving. I was so cool, I bought the book for my Dad. He was a navigator in the Korean war and really enjoyed all the info about airplanes. Great book.
Jul 27, 2009
Awesome & Accurate
Crichon spanned such broad topics, yet wrote about each one with precision and accuracy. As the daughter of a pilot and crash scene investigator, Airframe hit it home for me. The detailed explanations and examinations were well written.
The storyline itself is excellent, There's a mix of mystery, conspiracy and cover-ups. It's a perfect balance that keeps you reading.
Dec 3, 2007
One of His Best
Even though the "dinasaur" books recieved such attention, I feel that this is one of Crichton's best books. The title is really a pun meaning both the "frame" on an airplane, and the "frame" of false accusations that a reporter tries to hang around the neck of the aviation industry. The story is engrossing, both for the way that the reader learns a lot about how airplanes are put together, and the cheap way in which the media sometimes represents the aviation industry.
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