By Michael Crichton
From the writer of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this amazing mystery approximately airline defense, enterprise intrigue, and a perilous cover-up.
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At a second whilst the difficulty of security and loss of life within the skies is paramount within the public brain, a deadly midair catastrophe aboard a advertisement twin-jet airliner flying from Hong Kong to Denver triggers a careworn and frantic research during which the best casualty could be the truth.
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What about the NVMs? Ron? " They turned to Ron Smith. Under their gaze, Ron hunched lower in his seat, as if trying to pull his head between his shoulders. He cleared his throat. " Marder said. "Uh, yeah, John. " "Well, actually—" "And the plane started porpoising, beat hell out of the passengers, and killed three. " No one spoke. "Jesus," Marder said. "What is the matter with you people? This problem was supposed to be fixed four years ago! " The group fell silent and stared at the table, embarrassed and intimidated by Marder's rage.
Richman said. "They'll take names and kick ass," Casey said. "But it won't do any good. There'll be another incident tomorrow. " Richman said. He put the jacket back on. 'To the IRT," she said. "A clear signal: Watch your backs, watch your heads. We'll see falling wrenches, all sorts of accidents, whenever we're on the floor. " Two workmen broke away from the group around the crate, and started walking toward 46 Casey. One man was burly, wearing jeans and a red-checked work shirt. The other was taller, and wore a baseball cap.
These were the black boxes that were always talked about on news programs. The CVR, the cockpit voice recorder, was essentially a very sturdy tape deck; it recorded the last half hour of cockpit conversation on a continuous loop of magnetic tape. Then there was the DFDR, the digital flight data recorder, which stored details of the behavior of the airplane, so that investigators could discover what had happened after an accident But this image of an aircraft, Casey explained, was inaccurate for a large commercial transport.