(From the publisher):
Welcome to Miami- the city with the airport that never sleeps. The city where every crime is drug-related unless proven otherwise. The city where the vicious murder of an out-of-town airline employee just doesn’t add up.
Alex Shanahan owes John McTavish everything from her time spent as General Manager for Majestic Airlines in Boston. So when she hears of his death, and the bizarre accusations of drug-dealing, unravelling the truth is the least she can do. Alex is sure the police are investigating a false trail, and her instincts are proved right. For what John has stumbled on was the illegal trade of airplane parts- the ‘stripping and dipping’ of old aeroplanes and selling the components as new. It’s a market that offers lucrative profits, but turns any plane into a potential death-trap. Like the Air Sentinel flight that crashed in Peru, killing over two hundred people. An aircraft whose logbook John sent Alex shortly before he died… Alex’s investigation takes her deep into the corrupt underbelly of the airline industry- a world of embezzlement, laundering and drug-dealing, where the authorities are the last people you can trust, and where discovering the truth about a friend’s death can cost you your life…
Original title: Tarmac
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Amateur