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The Resource Fly by wire : a novel, Ward Larsen

Fly by wire : a novel, Ward Larsen

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Fly by wire : a novel
Title
Fly by wire
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ward Larsen
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Language
eng
Summary
"Falling like a stone from six miles up, a brand new C-500 crashes in central France, killing two pilots aboard. With over one hundred C-500s in service around the world, interest is keen to get to the bottom of the mystery. When French officials take over this highly public investigation, they call in the best there is: they call Frank 'Jammer' Davis. A retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, Davis is part of the National Transportation Safety Board's 'go team.' With a reputation for getting things done--and for steamrolling anyone who gets in his way--Davis starts to dig. But just as Davis starts his investigation, news of the crash is overshadowed by a more spectacular disaster: suicide bombers attack oil refineries across the world, sending governments and financial markets into a tailspin. A relentless Davis keeps working, but when he finally uncovers the cause of the crash, and its terrifying connection to the terrorist attacks, it is a conspiracy of unthinkable proportions. A conspiracy he might not be able to stop"--Page 2 of cover
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  • A new cargo plane crashes in France, and the National Transportation Safety Board sends Jammer Davis to investigate in Larsen’s latest thriller. Davis’ superiors want easy answers, and the easiest answer of all is “pilot error.” The plane has a sophisticated fly-by-wire design; if the crash was due to manufacturing, the economic cost of all the cargo shipments screeching to a halt would be catastrophic. Jammer has his doubts, however, and his investigation reveals a shocking conspiracy that has ties to a rash of terrorist bombings at oil refineries. Larsen is fast becoming a thriller writer to watch. He clearly knows his subject matter and has a knack for writing about technology without it getting in the way of the story or the characters. Fans of the aviation thrillers of John Nance and of Michael Crichton’s Airframe (1996) will find much to enjoy here. -- Ayers, Jeff (Reviewed 09-01-2010) (Booklist, vol 107, number 1)
  • A serviceable hero and plot propel this largely workmanlike thriller from Larsen (Stealing Trinity). Tough, uncompromising National Transportation Safety Board investigator Jammer Davis attempts to uncover the cause of a mysterious crash of the brand new CargoAir C-500, a flying-wing cargo plane operating under fly-by-wire technology. Meanwhile, a series of terrorist suicide attacks threatens oil facilities around the world. Jammer, aided by his semi–love interest, CIA agent Anna Sorensen, will stop at nothing as he bulls his way through bureaucratic obstruction, inept and corrupt officials, hired killers, and problems at home with his teenage daughter, Jenny. Eventually, he gets on the trail of a far larger plot involving a cabal of international businessmen out for economic gain. Larsen ties up all his loose ends nicely, and a nail-biter conclusion finally heats up the action. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed July 19, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 28, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
368099
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Larsen, Ward
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Jammer Davis thrillers
Series volume
0001
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  • Suicide bombers
  • Conspiracies
  • Military airships
  • Fighter pilots
  • Terrorists
  • Conspiracies
  • Fighter pilots
  • Military airships
  • Suicide bombers
  • Terrorists
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Fly by wire : a novel, Ward Larsen
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
792262
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781933515861
Lccn
2011389937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781933515861
  • (OCoLC)555654092
Label
Fly by wire : a novel, Ward Larsen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
792262
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781933515861
Lccn
2011389937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781933515861
  • (OCoLC)555654092

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