Author: Crichton Michael
Brand: Penguin Random House
Package Dimensions: 30x173x227
Number Of Pages: 448
Release Date: 23-10-1997
Details: Product Description
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.
His best since
A deftly-woven tale of corporate skulduggery, media deceit and sleuthing,
A first rate thriller,
A compulsive page-turner … Crichton dazzles the reader,
About the Author
Born in 1942 in Chicago,
Michael Crichton trained as a doctor and went on to become one of the most successful writers in the world. In 1994 he achieved a feat unmatched by any other writer: that of having simultaneously a number one TV series, book and movie: with, respectively,
ER (which he created),
Disclosure and Steven Spielberg’s
Jurassic Park, on its release the highest-grossing film of all time. He also directed several movies, including
The Great Railway Robbery with Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland. His high-concept thrillers were international bestsellers, and in total his books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide. He died in 2008.
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The plane went into another steep dive. An elderly Chinese woman slid down the aisle on her back, screaming. A teenage boy followed, tumbling head over heels. Emily looked at Tim, but her husband wasn’t in his seat anymore. Yellow oxygen masks were dropping, one swinging in front on her face, but she could not reach for it because she was clutching her baby.
She was pressed back into her set as the plane descended steeply, an incredibly loud whining dive. Shoes and purses ricocheted across the cabin, clanging and banging; bodies thumped against seats, the floor.
Tim was gone. Emily turned, looking for him, and suddenly a heavy bag struck her in the head – a sudden jolt, pain, blackness and stars. She felt dizzy and faint. The alarms continued to sound. The passengers continued to scream. The plane was still in a dive.
Emily lowered her head, clutched her infant daughter to her chest and for the first time in her life, began to pray.