Alex Shanahan, ex-airline manager and amateur trouble-shooter is again caught up in the murky world of aviation.
Majestic Airlines believes that some of its staff are abusing the company's databases and facilities. And they are right. They have their suspicions as to the reasons, but they need facts and evidence. Enter Alexandra Shanahan, once the general manager of their operations in Boston and now a fledgling private investigator. She goes undercover as an air hostess and in the gossip-laden atmosphere of the crew rooms and the lay-overs, she very quickly learns that a group of her female colleagues are running an 'escort' service for Majestic's customers. To Alex it seems as though one business is merely ripping off another one, but as she gets closer to the heart of the prostitution racket she realises it also embraces extortion - violent extortion - and she finds herself investigating murder as well as fraud.
Lynne Heitman has melded the maze of today's airline industry with an intriguing murder mystery. HARD LANDING goes down easy, and will keep you guessing - and flipping pages - till three a.m. - John J. Nance
Thoroughly engrossing suspense. - Lisa Gardner