The Passenger Author:Patrick A. Davis A military Learjet crashes, and Washington insiders scramble to cover their tracks, in an exciting new military thriller from the author of The General. — 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 functiona... more »l, 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 Learjet 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 his investigation. Too many dodge the hard questions--or turn up dead.« less
A real page-turning thriller, in the style of TV's "24." Davis spins an intriguing story about a government official trying to prevent a coverup surrounding a military plane crash that kills the President's brother. There are moments when you feel the exhilerating race to find out who knows the truth, and others when you feel angry because the main character, a good man, is being slandered to keep him from his job. All in all, a good read.
Carsh or cover-up? A suspenseful techno-thriller that packs a punch. John Quinn is called in to investigate the crash of a military Learjet after takeoff with no survivors. The plane was carrying only one passenger. Why?