A thriller involving fraud, blackmail and murder, where one woman could pay with her life to determine the truth ...
On a cold afternoon in New England, the body of Ellen Shepard is found hanging by the neck in the attic of her home. She leaves no family. She leaves no note. And she leaves vacant her position as the general manager of the notoriously brutal Majestic Airlines operation at the nearby airport.
From the moment Alex Shanahan takes control of the operation, she is pulled into the menacing intrigue of her predecessor's death. She is welcomed by an obscene depiction of Ellen's dead body twisting at the end of a rope. It's a greeting from some of her new employees, a warning that secrets can kill, and a threat that once she knows them it will already too late. But Alex wants to know the truth.
She follows the trail of corruption and betrayal from the loading ramp to the airline's executive suites. What she uncovers could bankrupt the airline and destroy the lives and careers of everyone involved. It could also cost Alex her life ...
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
Thrills and spills. - DAILY MIRROR
A real page-turner. - PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH