A fast-paced thriller set in the murky world of aviation - murder, blackmail and deception aplenty. Featuring the feisty, resourceful and brilliant heroine Alex Shanahan.
Alex Shanahan is on her way to a new job with a Detroit start-up airline when the death of her friend, John McTavish, takes her on a detour to Miami. The trip turns deadly when Alex connects John's murder to the lucrative world of black-market airplane parts: used parts that are illegally reworked, repainted and sold as new.
Now Alex must walk into the darkest corner of the airline business she loves, the sordid underbelly of scavengers and chop shops, where profits are valued over the lives of a planeload of passengers - and murder isn't too far to go when millions are at stake.
In a world where one faulty part can bring down an airliner and catastrophe is an acceptable risk, Alex must tread carefully, because every step she takes could be her last...
Book 2 in the Alex Shanahan series.
Thoroughly engrossing suspense . . . An edge-of-your-seat thriller that sweeps you up and carries you along for the ride - Lisa Gardner
Truly excellent . . . the best white-knuckle ride I've taken in a long time - Lee Child
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 am - John Nance
An action-packed thriller - Boston Globe