Airframe

Airframe

Paperback - 1996
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this extraordinary thriller about airline safety, business intrigue, and a deadly cover-up.

"The pacing is fast, the suspense nonstop."-- People

Three passengers are dead. Fifty-six are injured. The interior cabin is virtually destroyed. But the pilot manages to land the plane.

At a moment when the issue of safety and death in the skies is paramount in the public mind, a lethal midair disaster aboard a commercial twin-jet airliner flying from Hong Kong to Denver triggers a pressured and frantic investigation.

Airframe is nonstop reading, full of the extraordinary mixture of super suspense and authentic information on a subject of compelling interest that are the hallmarks of Michael Crichton.

"A one-sitting read that will cause a lifetime of white-knuckled nightmares."-- The Philaelphia Inquirer

"The ultimate thriller . . . [Crichton's] stories are always page-turners of the highest order. . . . [ Airframe ] moves like a firehouse dog chasing a red truck."-- The Denver Post

"Dramatically vivid."-- The New York Times
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c1996
ISBN: 9780345526779
Branch Call Number: PAPERBACK
Characteristics: 431 p. ; 20 cm

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tgaddo
Feb 16, 2017

Good reading. Well researched.

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susan_findlay
Jun 15, 2016

My favourite Chrichton novel. I must have read it a dozen times. It has all the ingredients of a good thriller - a compelling heroine in more and more danger as she learns more and more about the corruption she's happened across. Even though I now know all the twists and turns, it still has me turning the pages in anticipation every time I read it.

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rahmmie
Feb 28, 2013

This truly was one of those books I could not put down. Once I started it, I simply had to finish it. Only Crichton has the ability to turn something like the mechanics involved in building a plane into a plot that kept me turning pages. Intense, enjoyable, and fun. I definitely recommend this one!

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sjh4255
Dec 18, 2009

An interesting view on the Airline industry. Not a whole lot of excitement, but overall a decent read...

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JL
Jun 29, 2008

Good insight into the airplane industry

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