PASSENGER, THE by Patrick A. Davis - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by Patrick A. Davis.
Colonel John Quinn was a young, ambitious
Air Force pilot who loved to fly - until an Iraqi missile nearly ended his
career, and his life. Three surgeries and four years later, Quinn is functional,
but not good enough to fly. Assigned to the Pentagon, he's prepared to spend the
rest of his career in a series of boring staff jobs. Then a military Lear jet
crashes shortly after takeoff in the rural farmlands outside Washington, and
Quinn is called to lead the biggest investigation of his life.
With this crash there are no survivors - a
fact that is particularly sensitive in the White House, as the jet carried just
one passenger; the President's brother. The crash scene offers little in the way
of clues, and while the White House is pushing pilot error as the cause of the
accident, Quinn is uncertain. Too many Washington insiders, including Quinn's
former wife, a Ph.D. with the National Transportation Safety Board, seem to have
a stake in the outcome of the investigation. Too many dodge the hard questions -
or turn up dead. Filled with great characters and told with pulsing narrative
drive, The Passenger is further proof that, as W.E.B. Griffin says, "Patrick
Davis is the real thing."
The U.S. president's brother dies in a
plane crash and Colonel John Quinn is appointed investigator. The colonel is a
famous flier, but no sleuth and he cannot understand why he was chosen. Or is it
that a greenhorn will be less likely to discover the real cause? That is when he
starts understanding the whole thing is a conspiracy