BOOK REVIEW: DANGER IN THE AIR
Jane Logan is a contract-for-hire engineer at Global Airlines. Global has been plagued with various difficulties with their flights. Turner Reynolds head of Global has a long term plan to make Global one of the most successful airlines and his prime objective is cutting costs.
Employees are on pins and needles most of the time because they are unsure if the next cost cut will take away their job.
Jane is on a routine business flight from Sherman, Global's maintenance base back to global headquarters when the plane was forced to land. Her seat partner happened to be Matt Gerber who was a politician that seemed to know a lot about Global. When all the passengers had been removed from the plane the pilot was removed in a body bag. Jane was told the pilot had killed himself because he was despondent over marital problems. Matt took Jane to dinner and they wound up spending the evening together.
When Jane returned to headquarters she was sent back to Sherman to try to find some answers to the current plane problems. One of the mechanics asked her to stay over for the night so he could talk to her away from work. He told her he had information that would help her in her investigation. Jane did stay over but Benny failed to show up. When Jane went to investigate the next day she was told Benny had committed suicide the previous evening. The reason was once again marital problems.
Jane had purchased a house when she came to Global but she was not happy with it. She didn't like the decorations but seemed unable to force herself to do something about changing it. She worried all the time about whether she would stay in this place or move on. Jane is a widow with a daughter away at college. She carries many hang-ups from her childhood that she is trying to work out and making a firm decision on the house is just one of them. But meanwhile she is determined that she will be the one to find the answer that Global is looking for in spite of Blackie the man in charge at Sherman who dislikes her very much.
Benny's wife contacts Jane and asks to come to speak with her. Lt. Glass the police officer who handled the report on Benny's suicide has given Benny's wife Jane's name. Jane went to the airport to meet Sylvia Frankenfield at the designated time. Sylvia was on the flight but dead on arrival. Jane was told it was an overdose of drugs.
Although her coworkers warned Jane about delving further into the deaths and Global problems she persisted. Finally Jane uncovers the truth but by this time no one seems interested in the truth. This is an interesting book that gives a lot of behind-the-scenes information about airlines.
REVIEWED BY PATRICIA REID
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